Ford predicting shortage of outgoing Mustangs this summer - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Mustang Forum This forum is for the discussion of all Ford Mustang models, including the Ford Mustang, Ford Mustang Convertible and Ford Mustang Coupe and all older/classic models and submodels.

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 1 (permalink) Old 04-19-04, 08:07 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
Stacy94PGT's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: The Hills of North Georgia,USA
Posts: 7,859
Ford predicting shortage of outgoing Mustangs this summer

Ford predicting shortage of outgoing Mustangs this summer

By AMY WILSON | Automotive News

Ford Motor Co. expects to run out of current-model Mustangs before it begins assembling the redesigned 2005 Mustang in September.

Production of the 2004 Mustang will end May 10 at Ford's Rouge plant in Dearborn, Mich. Then Ford will shift Mustang production to Flat Rock, Mich., where it runs a joint-venture assembly plant with Mazda.

Since August, Ford has been building Mustangs on overtime to help it through the summer production drought. But demand for the old model has surpassed expectations: Mustang sales are up 16 percent this year.

"It's not going to make it," said Ford Division President Steve Lyons. "By July, they're going to be pretty scarce."

Buoyed by overtime production, Mustang stocks have been high through the winter. But the numbers are coming down fast. Ford had 58,200 Mustangs or a 96-day supply on April 1, down from a 127-day supply on March 1.

Sales for the rear-drive Mustang coupe and convertible typically are strongest in the spring and summer.

Convertibles account for 30 percent of production. After the current stock of convertibles sells out, buyers must wait until spring 2005 to get a drop-top version of the redesigned Mustang.

Ford offers a $3,000 cash rebate on the Mustang, but it might scale that back in May or June as inventories drop, Lyons said.

"There's no point when you're going to run out," he said. "You can't just back it off to zero. That doesn't work, but you might dial it differently."

My first car was a 67 Mustang Coupe, 2nd one was a 67 Cougar XR-7, 3rd one was a 66 Mustang Coupe. Why did I get rid of these cars for ? I know why, because I'm stupid, stupid, stupid.

My next Ford.....
Stacy94PGT is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Ford Mustang Forum
Gear in this thread - Powered by O'Reilly Auto Parts

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
U.S.A.:Why Ford Races Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 02-12-04 06:33 AM
U.S.A.:Cobra's revival rekindles legend Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 4 01-05-04 09:32 AM
AUS: 1901 Ford Sweepstakes - Sydney motor Show RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 10-15-03 06:57 PM
Women Influence Ford's History And Evolution RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 06-04-03 10:01 AM
FORD TURNS 100: 1941 strike divided workers, a family Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 05-14-03 11:04 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome