The 2010 Mustangs are furious.  “I get no respect” balked Huffer, a Sunset Gold Metallic Mustang GT, made in the lonely 2010 model year.  Huffer has horrible hangups to huff about too, including the fact that the 2011 is getting the new Coyote motor, up 97 HP from his engine.

He’s also upset that they experimented with his back end.  What really drives him into a saloon-owners rage is the fact that the 2009 Mustang was badged as the “45th Anniversary Mustang”. 

1964.5 Ford Mustang Convertible & Engine
Topless Home Wrecker - Photo © Ford Motor Company

How can Ford do this to him and his siblings?  Even Ford states that the first model year for the Ford Mustang was 1965.  Sure the first ‘Stang rolled off the assembly line on March 9, 1964.  But the 2011 Mustangs are already being built in early 2010, that’s normal.  Last time I checked, 1965 plus 45 years equals 2010!

If it wasn’t for enthusiasts keeping stats on production numbers and notable differences between early 1965 Mustangs and later 1965 Mustangs, there wouldn’t be the theoretical “1964 1/2” Stanger.  Buyers back then had the option of 3-speed, 4-speed, or an automatic transmission.  Huffer has a 5-speed, but the 2011’s are getting amazing new 6-speeds.

Huffer is not sure who to be more mad at, the “1964 1/2” Mustangs for coming out at such a weird time and being an instant hit, the 2009 Mustangs for stealing his 45th Anniversary thunder, the 2011 Mustang for being so awesome, or Ford for “messing up the Anniversary date”, as Huffer says.

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