How the Ford Mustang became a legend
On the morning of Wednesday, April 15, 1964, a 22-year-old schoolteacher named Gail Wise walked into a Ford dealership on Cicero Avenue in Chicago, unaware that she was about to make history. She wanted a convertible. The dealership was out, except for one. A salesman led her into a back room, where she saw a car under a tarp.
"And there it was," she remembers, sitting in her home in Park Ridge, Illinois. "I had never heard of the Mustang. It hadn't been launched yet." She bought the car and drove it out of the dealership that night.