Mustang II

Malaise Era Project: 1978 Ford Mustang Coupe

After the Mustang grew wider, longer, and heavier into the late 1960s and early 1970s, Lee Iacocca took an interesting question from a shareholder at the company’s annual meeting. Anna Muccioli, who owned 200 shares of Ford, asked why… more»

1978 Ford Mustang II With Only 30k Miles?

1978 was the last chance for new car buyers to drive away in a Mustang II, as big changes for Ford’s pony offering were on the horizon for the following year when the third generation got an all-new body… more»

Reinvented Sales Success: 1978 Ford Mustang II

The Ford Mustang was the right car at the right time on at least two occasions. The first was when it was introduced in 1964 and the market was ripe for a sporty compact. The second was 10 years… more»

Graphics Galore: 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II 5.0

With the mid-seventies approaching, automakers were facing all sorts of whammies when it came to offerings having anything to do with high performance.  A trio of issues including insurance premiums, rising fuel costs, and higher emission standards were all… more»

Cheap V6 Project: 1974 Ford Mustang II

With sales falling and girth increasing, Ford reinvented the once-popular Mustang pony car in 1974. The Mustang II would now be a subcompact and was 500 lbs. lighter than the year before, just in time to save money at… more»

Cheap Wheels or More? 1977 Ford Mustang II

Ford reinvented the once-popular Mustang in 1974, but this time as a subcompact (which was closer in relative size than the top-heavy 1973 Mustang). Now called the Mustang II, it turned out to be the right car at the… more»

Cheap Wheels! 1975 Ford Mustang II Ghia

Although the Ford Mustang II is often criticized by Mustang purists, it likely saved the nameplate from extinction. By coincidence, the smaller, lighter, and more fuel-efficient car was introduced right at the same time fuel prices went up in… more»

27k Mile Luxury Survivor? 1974 Ford Mustang II

After reaching its peak in 1966, the Ford Mustang saw sales decline one year after the next. At first, this was due to the arrival of a lot of new competition, including the Chevy Camaro and Pontiac Firebird. But… more»

Affordable Survivor: 1976 Ford Mustang II Limited Edition

Timing is often said to be everything, and the automotive world is no exception. Ford got it right with its First Generation Mustang and spectacularly wrong with the Edsel program. The Mustang II is much-maligned, but sales figures confirm… more»

Warm 302: 1977 Ford Mustang II

The Ford Mustang II was a much-maligned creature for many years, but it has developed a cult following within a sector of the classic community. Although the reason may not seem immediately apparent, it is worth considering. A new… more»

Original Survivor: 1974 Ford Mustang II

The original Mustang was the right car in the right place at the right time. Therefore, it couldn’t help but be an enormous sales success that would achieve legendary status. While the 1974 Mustang II never achieved those lofty… more»

Shaker Hood: 1978 Ford Mustang II

By 1973, the Ford Mustang was no longer the darling of the pony car segment. It had grown to some rather large proportions from its debut in 1965 when Ford couldn’t build enough of them to satisfy buyers. And… more»

Museum Piece: 1974 Ford Mustang II

UPDATE 12/05/2021: It seems that the owner of this 1974 Ford Mustang II had no luck when he last listed the vehicle for sale, so he has decided to have another go. Little has changed since the previous listing,… more»

V6 Survivor: 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II

Ford reinvented its once successful “pony car,” the Mustang, in 1974. The result was a smaller, more fuel-efficient automobile that came about at a most opportune time. But the car no longer was built for speed as many Mustangs… more»

Rust Free: 1978 Mustang II King Cobra

Rex M. found another gem and sent this tip to us to review. This is a 1978 Ford Mustang II King Cobra that is for sale here on Craigslist. The car is said to be originally from California and… more»

Original V8: 1976 Ford Mustang II

It seems that the seller of this 1976 Ford Mustang II has found his little pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. He located this classic hidden away in a barn, a spot that it had occupied… more»