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Ford Mustang co-creator Donald Frey dies

Posted by on March 31, 2010 with 0 Comments

Donald Frey, co-creator of the Ford Mustang (the longest living muscle car of all time), recently passed away at age 86.

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Don Frey (Left) and Lee Iacocca (Right) with the Falcon that became the Mustang. Image courtesy L.A. Times.

A few interesting facts about the development of the car:

  • “The whole project was bootlegged,” Frey told USA Today in 2004. “There was no official approval of this thing. We had to do it on a shoestring.”
  • Some sources report that Frey initially met with his team secretly in hotels while getting the project rolling.
  • Frey took the project to Edsel Ford II four times before it was approved.
  • Frey and his team created the car — from the eventual approval by top management to the showroom — in just 18 months, and expectations were modest when it was introduced on April 17, 1964, at the New York World’s Fair.
  • Ford figured it would sell 80,000 Mustangs in its first year. It sold more than a million in its first two years.
  • At his death Frey owned an original Mustang, his son Christopher said, adding that he liked to drive it fast.

A full article on Donald Frey is available from The New York Times – and it’s a terrific read!

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