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Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 10 December 2018

Ford celebrates its 10 millionth Mustang

The 10 millionth car was produced at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan

The first and 10-millionth Ford Mustangs, both in 'Wimbledon white'. Courtesy Ford
The first and 10-millionth Ford Mustangs, both in 'Wimbledon white'. Courtesy Ford

The world's most popular muscle car has hit a significant milestone in its celebrated history: the 10-millionth Ford Mustang just rolled off the production line.

The landmark car is a 2019 Mustang GT convertible in “Wimbledon white” — which sounds rather British for such an American icon, but is actually in tribute to the colour scheme of the first car in the illustrious lineage.

The 'Stang has come a long way since its genesis in 1964, when it sold 419,000 in its initial year.

The 10-millionth Mustang is celebrated at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan. Courtesy Ford
The 10-millionth Mustang is celebrated at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan. Courtesy Ford

While the first Mustang ever made had a V8, just like the 10-millionth car, at 164hp, it was almost 300hp down on the 2019 GT, which wields 460hp.

The 10 millionth car was produced at Ford's Flat Rock plant in Michigan, an achievement that was celebrated with flyovers from Second World War-era Mustang fighter planes and a parade of the muscle cars from the past five decades.

For the past 50 years, Mustang has been the best-selling sports car in its native United States.

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Last year, more than 125,000 Mustangs were sold in 146 countries around the world, and it is, Ford says, the most hashtagged car on Instagram in the Middle East.

In 2014, the Mustang's 50th anniversary was marked with its then-latest model being revealed on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa.

Parked end to end, the 10 million Mustangs built to date could encircle the world, with almost 2,000 kilometres to spare.