Unlike the GX Falcon now being raced, the Mustang's two doors marks a huge shift in the sport, allowed under the "Gen 2" rules brought in this year.More news: Sparta Police: Blocked Plate Ends with Drug Charges
Ford has built a series of California Special editions since the first was launched in 1968. Bobby Allison won in his Grand American Mustang. Approximately 126,000 new Mustangs were registered worldwide in 2017, of which 81,866 came from the US. Ford points out the China was a particularly strong foreign market, with 7,125 new registrations making the Mustang the bestselling sporty 2-door among Chinese drivers.
Ford officials decided with the 2015 Mustang to open up the number of markets where it would be sold.
Outside of Cup, the Mustang has competed in the XFINITY Series since the then-Nationwide COT debuted at Daytona in 2010. When you could sit there as a race enthusiast and as a vehicle person you think "what are my options" and given the change in Supercars' view on what could go on the track, it could have been a Focus, for example. Better than that, it's using a Mustang to do so, replacing various versions of Falcon that have seen service for the past quarter of a century.More news: Irish country music legend Big Tom McBride dies aged 81
In March 2016, it was the best-selling sports auto in Germany.
With more than four decades in the restoration business, Classic Industries says it is poised to leverage its resources to develop, expand and deliver quality Ford Mustang parts with the competitive pricing and the superb customer service that California Mustang has offered since 1976. It didn't finish the year on top, but to even take a month speaks volumes.
While sports cars have traditionally skewed toward male buyers in the United States, Mustang is increasingly finding favor with women. Ford also noted that the Mustang is 10 percent more popular with women over the last five years, so it's gaining ground all over the place.More news: Philadelphia Eagles: Best wide receiver fit in the 2018 NFL Draft