Car: Ford Mustang Convertible
Year: 1964 1/2
What makes it special: The Ford Mustang was unveiled five months before the normal start of the 1965 production year. Its earliest versions are often referred to as 1964½ models, but VIN coded by Ford and titled as 1965 models. Ford's Mustang created the "Pony Car" class of American cars, which are sports-car like coupes with long hoods and short rear decks, spurring competition like Chevrolet's Camaro, Pontiac's Firebird, the AMC Javelin, the restyled Plymouth Barracuda and first gen Dodge Challenger. Initially based on Ford's Falcon platform, more than one million Mustangs were built within the first 18 months. Most of its chassis, suspension, and drivetrain components were those used on Ford's Falcon and Fairlane models.