Rare Ford Mustang display in Sacramento honors iconic car

Michael James

A 1964 Ford Mustang

Universal Technical Institute (UTI) in Sacramento will be celebrating Ford Mustang’s 50th birthday on April 16 with a display of the iconic cars, including the first Ford Mustang to enter the State of California. The celebration, which will also include a birthday cake in the shape of a Ford Mustang, will be held at UTI, 4100 Duckhorn Blvd., from 8 a.m. until noon.

Ford Motor Co. unveiled the first Mustang on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building on April 17, 1964. More than nine million Ford Mustangs have been sold since.

A 1964 Ford Mustang
A 1964 Ford Mustang, the first year of the iconic sports car

The cherry red 1965 Mustang entered the state of California in November 1964 by train from Michigan. This Mustang will be the focal point for  UTI’s Ford Mustang celebration. UTI offers its students the opportunity to work on Ford Mustangs through its exclusive 15-week training program.

The Ford Accelerated Credential Training (FACT) program has graduated more than 19,000 UTI students nationwide. The campus offers programs ranging from 45 to 99 weeks. Core programs include: automotive, diesel & industrial, collision repair and refinish.

For additional information about the ITU campus in Sacramento, visit: Universal Technical Institute

Article Last Updated: April 22, 2014.

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