1964½ Ford Mustang Convertible
How does a car get a half year? When you roll it out four months before the start of the production year. That's what happened with the first-generation Ford Mustang. Most were still tagged as '65s, but they also had a slightly different engine than the proper '65s. It wasn't just what was under the hood that caught people's eyes, though. The Mustang design was sporty, inspired by the Ferrari, with sleek and powerful lines and a bit of European flair. It was the first pony car on the market, starting a trend that has lasted over half a century. What do you think? Thumbs up or thumbs down?