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1965 Ford Mustang

1965 Ford Mustang

April 25, 2014 – January 4, 2015

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 1st Floor, Center

A silver-blue 1965 Ford Mustang made in October 1964 and donated to the museum in 2004 by Eleanor McMillan, a former Smithsonian employee, is on display. The first Mustang was revealed to the public by Henry Ford II at the World’s Fair in New York April 17, 1964, and the museum’s display incorporates a diorama featuring an aerial view of that fair. The Mustang was a success after its debut and was marketed to young drivers, sports car enthusiasts, and multicar families.