Ford Mustang 1st Gen 1964-1973


May 11, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 29, 2015
Ford Mustang 1st Gen GT (1964)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
117
0-60 mph
8
0-100 mph
21.5
1/4 mile
15.7
BHP
271 @6000rpm
Torque lbft
312 @3400rpm
BHP per ton
201
Engine capacity CC/CU
4736/289
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
181.6
Width (in)
68
Height (in)
51.1
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2960
Additional Info: Originally the Mustang was going to be a 2 seater sports car, but this was abandoned. The Mustang was available as a coupe (hardtop) or fastback and then a convertible, sales far exceeded expectation. Other engine choices also included a 101bhp straight 6 engine, a 115-120bhp straight 6 engine, a 164bhp 260cu V8, a 195bhp and 225bhp 289cu V8 and a number of larger engines (see below next table). In 1967 a few changes were made to the exterior styling and interior. In 1968 more changes were made to the exterior and interior and also the 302 was introduced. Of course Carrol Shelby produced the GT-350 (290bhp/306bhp) and GT350R (360bhp), both were 289 V8’s and the GT500 which had a 350bhp/355bhp 428cu engine (0-60 in 6.2, 1/4 mile in 14.6 secs).

 

Ford Mustang 1st Gen 390 Fastback (1967)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
113
0-50 mph
5.8
0-60 mph
7.8
1/4 mile
15.5
BHP
320 @4800rpm
Torque lbft
427 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
207
Engine capacity CC/CU
6381/389
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic (manual available)
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
183.6
Width (in)
70.9
Height (in)
51.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3400
Additional Info: In order to compete against the Mustangs rival the Camaro, Ford brought out the Mustang 390 GT fastback in 1967 (a 1968 390 GT was used in the film “Bullitt”). Some of the larger engines from 1968 included a 230bhp 302cu V8, another 390 V8 with 325bhp, a 390bhp 427 V8 and a Cobra Jet 428 with an official 335bhp (closer to 400+bhp), that could get to 60 in 5.4 secs.

 

Ford Mustang 1st Gen 428 Mach 1 (1969)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
121
0-50 mph
4.4
0-60 mph
5.5
1/4 mile
13.9
BHP
335 @5200rpm
Torque lbft
440 @3400rpm
BHP per ton
216
Engine capacity CC/CU
7014/428
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.2:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic (manual available)
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187
Width (in)
71.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3420
Additional Info: In 1969 the Mustang was made larger and heavier and the bodywork was completely restyled, but still recognisable as a Mustang. Engine choices were now: a 115bhp straight 6, a 155bhp straight 6, a 220bhp 302cu V8, the Boss 302 (see below), a 250bhp and 290-300bhp 351cu V8, the Cobra Jet/Mach 1 428cu V8 (see above) and a Cobra Jet/Boss Super Cobra Jet with a 370/375bhp 429cu V8 (0-60in 6.8 secs). The Mustang now had a very large options list and various states of tune could be optioned, such as the Drag Pack, which added LSD and deleted the air con.

 

Ford Mustang 1st Gen Boss 302 (1969)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
118
0-50 mph
5
0-60 mph
6.9
1/4 mile
14.9
BHP
290 @5800rpm
Torque lbft
290 @4300rpm
BHP per ton
196
Engine capacity CC/CU
4949/302
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.5:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187.4
Width (in)
71.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3260
Additional Info: Uses the cylinder head from the racing 351cu engine and is said to be underrated at 290bhp.

 

Ford Mustang 1st Gen Mach 1 (1969)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
118
0-60 mph
7.5
1/4 mile
15.6
BHP
290 @4800rpm
Torque lbft
385 @3200rpm
BHP per ton
188
Engine capacity CC/CU
5766/351
Engine type
V8 4 barrel Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
10.7:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Automatic (manual available)
No of speeds
3
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
187.4
Width (in)
71.8
Height (in)
50.3
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3400
Additional Info: 250hp version available with a 2 barrel carburettor.

 

Ford Mustang 1st Gen Boss 351 (1971)
Country
USA
Top Speed (mph)
N/A
0-60 mph
5.8
1/4 mile
13.9
BHP
330 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
370 @4000rpm
BHP per ton
207
Engine capacity CC/CU
5766/351
Engine type
V8 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
11.7:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 16
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
4
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Drum
No. of Seats
2+2
Length (in)
189.5
Width (in)
74.1
Height (in)
50.8
Kerb Weight (lbs)
3500
Additional Info: In 1971 the Mustang got even larger and heavier and had another restyle of the bodywork. Power was down and engines available were now: a 145bhp straight 6, 210bhp 302cu V8, 240bhp and 285bhp 351cu V8, the Boss 351 (see above), a 370bhp Cobra Jet 429 V8 and a 375bhp 429 Supr Cobra Jet. In 1972 power ratings were changed to net HP and the largest engine now available was the 351cu V8, of which the 275bhp 351 Mach 1 was the most powerful. In 1973 power was down again, as emissions control came in and now the 351 was at an all time low of just 155bhp.

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