Joined: Jun 2014
Location: The Bluegrass State
Yeah that's what I was thinking. Maybe they were going with 250/295 numbers early on to give to journalists, but when it was going to production they officially went with 260/300. Either way it's not a big deal, just thought it was interesting.
Another little tidbit I found in those magazines was a timeline of Mustang/Camaro sales numbers. I never would have guessed that 1966 was the best selling year for Mustang. Over 600,000 of them sold. That's a mind numbing number. Even the #1 selling vehicle today (F-150) spends most of the year catching up to that number. I can't believe they sold so many Mustangs back in the old days. I also found it very interesting that when the Gen 4 Camaro came out in 1993 with it's new 275 HP LT1 Corvette engine and sleek design, it had some of it's worst sales figures ever, and got trounced by the Fox Body Mustang that had basically been on sale since the late 70s.
Ford definitely hit a home run with the Mustang. It's always been out-gunned in performance, but has somehow been the sales king for most of it's run. That's probably why we were getting a 260 HP GT 11 years after Chevy introduced a 275 HP Z/28. They figured if it ain't broke (in terms of $$$), don't fix it.
2003 Mach 1 - TR3650 - Ford Performance aluminum shaft - Mac O/R H-pipe - Airbox modification - 17% tint
Gone but not forgotten:
2001 GT auto in Zinc Yellow-Flowmaster mufflers - Pypes O/R H pipe-Eibach Sportline springs/Koni STR.T shocks-AMR wheels w/ 315/35 MT Street Comps-FR 3.73s-Blankenship Performance tuning-Steeda Under-drive pulleys-BBK CAI-AcuFab 70mm TB