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1964: Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang was nicknamed a “pony car” because of it horse logo. Pony cars went on to describe a whole class of cars that followed in the Mustang’s footsteps (or hoofprints) – American, two-door, four-passenger, long hood, short deck, open mouth, targeted at young people and affordable. Other notable pony cars include the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Trans AM, Pontiac Firebird, Mercury Cougar and Dodge Challenger.