From the 1979 model year through the 1993 model, the 3rd generation Ford Mustang spanned 15 years of production. Ford's third-gen pony car is more commonly referred to as a Fox Body Mustang after the unibody, rear-wheel drive platform that this generation Mustang is built upon. A total of 15 distinct Ford/Lincoln-Mercury vehicles were produced on the formidable Fox foundation, including the Ford Thunderbird, Mercury Capri, and Lincoln Mark VII. The Fox platform is the second longest running platform of Ford's illustrious production history, behind Ford's Panther body-on-frame foundation architecture that spanned 1978-2012, or 33 model years. Read on as we take a look back at Fox Body Mustang history.