Ford of Canada Celebrates 55 Years of the Mustang with Cake, Cars
On April 17, Ford Motor Company celebrated the 55th anniversary of one of the most legendary cars ever put to the road: the Mustang. In addition to announcing that the Mustang has maintained its place as the world’s best-selling sports coupe for a fourth straight year, the Blue Oval held celebrations around the world to commemorate the occasion, including a big blowout in Canada.
Ford of Canada headquarters in Oakville hosted more than 70 Mustang owners on April 17 for its big Mustang bash. Part of the celebration saw 26 Mustangs from across different generations spell out the number 55 in the parking lot, creating a memorable photo-op. Best of all? There were not one but two cakes with Mustangs emblazoned on the top. Because what’s a birthday celebration without moist, delicious cake?
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Though the Mustang made its world premiere in New York in 1964, it didn’t take long for it to become a Canadian staple. The first Mustang fastback ever produced, a Caspian Blue pony boasting the serial number 00002, was intended for the pony car’s Vancouver premiere on April 17. By mistake, it wound up getting sent to a dealership in Whitehorse, Yukon, and sold a year after the Mustang’s launch. That one-of-a-kind Mustang is owned by a private seller and commanded a high bid of $400,000 at a Mecum Auction in 2017.
Ford sold 8,055 Mustangs in Canada in 2018, far outselling competitors like the Dodge Charger and Chevrolet Camaro. Through April, Ford has sold a total of 2,093 Mustangs in Canada.
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