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About Mustang II

The Mustang II won the Motor Trend Car of the Year award in 1973, but it was also the first Mustang that altogether lacked a V8 version, meaning that this pony trotted instead of galloped. Created in response to the oil crisis in 1973, the Ford Mustang II represented a step back from the muscle car and a step toward a budget-friendly coupe. It was enormously popular during the 1970s, but compared to the previous Mustangs as well as the meticulously-engineered modern Mustang GT, its performance seems lacking. Fans either adore this car as the smallest Mustang that has a little pep in its step or dislike it because it looks like a Pinto claiming to be a Mustang. It is possible to not only find and purchase original 1970s Mustangs on eBay, but also to discover hard-to-find items, like the original whitewashed Mustang II wheels that really take the vehicle back in time. The Mustang II represents a classic car that comes from a muscle car heritage, but is not afraid to go off into a bold, new direction where bigger engines do not always mean better cars.