To say that the Ford Mustang is doing very well would be an understatement. The perennial pony car is loved universally by people all over the world, no matter their race, gender, religion or other characteristics that often segregate humans.
And now that the iconic pony car is 50 years young, globally-available, and in its sixth generation thanks to the release of the 2015 Mustang, The Blue Oval is reaping the rewards of keeping its sports car alive through some of its less proud (and less profitable) moments. “What kinds of rewards?”, you ask.
How about this: Ford has sold over 9.2 million Mustangs since the car’s debut in 1964.
Using a very rough calculation, that’s $276 billion of revenue that Ford has made from the Mustang alone.
To reach that figure, we used $30,000 as the average purchase price of those 9.2 million Mustangs, which is a far cry from what the car sold for back in the 60s, 70s, and 80s. But we’d wager that the price would probably be pretty close to the $30,000 mark if we were to adjust for inflation. Regardless of how you cut it, Ford has done and continues to do very well with the Mustang, both financially and by using the car as a halo model that improves the image of the automaker as whole and that of its other vehicles. Here’s to another 50 years, and beyond, of the wild pony.