Lee Iacocca Without him, the Mustang wouldn’t have had a chance – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

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The auto industry would be a much different place today had a young engineer at Ford simply taken on his first assignment in 1946, designing automatic transmissions.Instead, Lido Anthony “Lee” Iacocca, then a 22-year-old who had just completed Ford’s 18-month training course in just half that time and who already had his master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Princeton, told his superiors he wanted to work in sales rather than engineering. When nobody at Ford headquarters would give him a job in sales, he quit

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