This vehicle is a 1975 Ford Mustang Ghia-bodied Coupe. It is one of 89,477 Ghia examples produced in 1974; total Mustang production for 1974 was 385,993. The most popular was the 2-door Hardtop Coupe which saw 177,671 examples created.
The Ghia coachbuilding firm was a recent purchase for Ford in 1974. The Ghia-designed Mustang contained design elements inspired by European style as well as input from the Ford/Lincoln/Mercury design study.
The 1974 Mustang was a major departure from the first series of Mustang. It was intended to cope with the changing era which saw a decline in horsepower, an increase in safety features, and an economy in the grasps of an oil embargo. It was seven inches shorter than the original pony car, and (at first), buyers did not agree with the design. Sales were initially slow, but soon began to increase as standard equipment was removed and the car was re-positioned down-market.
The most expensive example was the Mach I Mustang which retailed for $3,620. It was equipped with a V6 engine that displaced 171 cubic-inches and produced 109 SAE Net horsepower. This was a significant decrease in power from years prior, but again, it conformed with safety, government, and emission requirements. Other equipment found on the Mach I included wide-oval steel-belted black sidewall radial tires, black lower bodyside paint, dual color-keyed remote control door mirrors, and deck lid striping. A total of 44,046 examples of the Mach I were produced in 1949.