Mus­tang growth

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Any­one

who won­ders how the Ford Mus­tang has changed over its 50-year life­span now has the an­swer.

A side-by-side dis­play has been cre­ated by Ford for dis­play at the Na­tional In­ven­tors Hall of Fame Mu­seum in Vir­ginia, mar­ry­ing the left-hand side of a ’65 Stang with the right-hand side of the lat­est 2015 model.

The Si­amese twins show how the car has grown in ev­ery di­rec­tion, mostly as a re­sponse to cus­tomer de­mands for more com­fort and equip­ment, along with leg­isla­tive de­mands for im­proved safety.

The cars, a white con­vert­ible from the six­ties and the new­comer with red body­work, were each split down the mid­dle be­fore be­ing joined.

The split-personality dis­play in­cludes work­ing com­part­ments in each car, so mu­seum vis­i­tors can com­pare things like the AM ra­dio and wind-up win­dows in the orig­i­nal ‘Stang with the airbags and high-techn in­fo­tain­ment sys­tem re­quired a half-cen­tury later.

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