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1961 Mustang Pony

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1961 Mustang Pony

(Mustang Standard Model 4) in a salmon pink with violet and gold pinstripes paint scheme
Fun Fact: The second production version, the Mustang Model 2, was the first motorcycle manufactured in the United States to have a telescopic fork.

The Mustang was a lightweight motorcycle built by Gladden Products Corporation in Glendale, California, from 1946 to 1965

John Gladden, who out of Gladden Products Corporation, manufactured aircraft parts during World War II,sought to manufacture an inexpensive, lightweight bike that could satisfy the needs of a niche market when the war came to an end. The Mustang line of motorcycles was marketed to those looking for something transitional between a motor scooter and a full-sized motorcycle.

The Pony was the most basic of the MustangĀ  offerings,
and retailed for $346.30.

Marketed Features included:
-Genuine British Burman 3-speed, foot shift gear box.
-Full Chain drive.
-Pressed Steel Auto Type Wheels.
-Four cycle 9.5 hp, 319.2 cc, Single cylinder motor.
-Telescopic front fork with hard chrome actuating pistons.
-Six Pole, Flywheel Generator Magneto
-Big comfortable Cross-Country Saddle
-Seventy Miles Plus Per Gallon
-Sixty Miles Plus per hour

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