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|THE AUTOMOTIVE TIMES|
The 1974 Ford Mustang will enter the market at possibly the best of all automotive times.
The early 1970's have been living up to their promise.
In 1971 the auto industry cracked two barriers - moving pst 10 million car sales and 2 million truck sales in the United States for the first time.
Both proud records were destined to fall in 1972, with combined car and truck sales pushing past 13 million, also unprecedented.
Henry Ford II, chairman of the board, and Lee A. Iacocca, president of Ford Motor Company, have predicted continued strong economic growth for 1973, with car sales passing the 11-million mark and truck sales approximating 2.8 million.
John B. Naughton, Ford vice president and general manager of Ford Division, has said that 1973 could be the finest business year in history, launchig the greatest U.S. economic decade. As signs of basic economic strength he has cited:
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