Thanks to Lee Iacocca the Ford Mustang was a raging success. Iacocca joined Ford in August 1946. After a brief stint in engineering, he asked to be moved to sales and marketing, where his career flourished. Iacocca participated in the design of several Ford automobiles, most notably the Ford Mustang, the Continental Mark III, the Ford Escort and the revival of the Mercury brand in the late 1960s.
2019 Ford v Ferrari
The plot follows a determined team of American and British engineers and designers, led by automotive designer Carroll Shelby and his British driver, Ken Miles, who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building the Ford GT40, a new racing car with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Italian racing team Scuderia Ferrari at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race in France.
The Pony Car Creator
Mustang was the first Pony Car, becoming a trendsetter for several other companies including Chevrolet, the Pontiac Firebird, AMC Javelin, and the Camaro. The idea of the Pony Car was instilled from the then manager Don Frey and was met by immediate success. The Mustang II was one of the best-selling pony car models from Ford Motors. While other companies gave up chasing the trend, Mustang kept the trend alive.