Ford introduced the Mustang at the New York World's Fair on April 17, 1964. It was based on the compact Ford Falcon, but it was far more stylish, and it offered features usually found in European cars, including bucket seats and a floor shifter. Hardtop coupe and convertible body styles were offered initially, and a sleek fastback coupe joined the lineup that September. Buyers could choose from two inline six-cylinder and three V8 engines. The combination of V8 power, gorgeous styling, and a compact footprint made it the world's first pony car.