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Yes, the North American
P-51 Mustang and the Ford Mustang do look good together. But, is there more to
that? During the evolution of the Ford Mustang, promoters were looking at several
names for the new affordable "sports" car. Some of the names considered were
Cheetah, Puna, Thunderbird II, Cougar, Colt, Special Falcon, Torino, and Mustang.
Some of these names survived to be placed on other Ford cars.
They chose the Mustang
because of the success and popularity of the North American Aviation World War II
fighter. The Ford marketing department was correct. Buyers flocked to the Ford
dealers to take a test drive, and thousands grabbed up the Mustang.