Is it a horse? Is it a plane? How the Ford Mustang got its name
The Ford Mustang was named after a plane, right? The legendary P-51 Mustang that helped win World War II and establish America as a post-war superpower - the perfect name for an all-American car.
Wait, wasn't it named after the horse? The wild mustangs that roam the American plains are the perfect symbol of American freedom, just like Ford's new car would be.
No, no; Lee Iacocca is actually quoted as saying it was named after a college football team that inspired him with their athleticism, just like his new sports car would inspire America.
Just what exactly was the Ford Mustang named after?