For many automobile collectors, the Ford Mustangs of the 1960s were the quintessential American muscle cars. The two seat roadster, launched at the New York World’s Fair in 1964, was such a success, it was widely emulated by rival car makers and has been in continuous production for more than 40 years by Ford itself.

Priced at $2,400, the Mustang was powerful, stylish, and affordable, too. "Car Life" magazine called the vehicle “better than any domestically produced automobile on the basis of handling and roadability and performance, per dollar invested.” The initial hype was so great, some dealers auctioned off their precious allotments of Mustangs to the highest bidders—one nervous buyer spent the night in his new car while waiting for his check to clear. Ford sold more than a million Mustangs within the first two years of its release, making it the world’s fastest selling car at the time.

The Mustang’s design was actually based on Ford’s budget model, the Falcon, but it boasted a sportier look and European-inspired interior elements. The car came in notchback, fastback, and convertible models, with a range of other specifications that buyers could select. Bucket seats, a floor shifter, and a six-cylinder engine were all standard features, though a popular V-8 upgrade was also available.

Beginning in 1965, racecar driver Carroll Shelby sponsored the development of an updated, hot-rod version of the Mustang dubbed the GT350, which was jointly produced by Ford and Shelby American. It was a later version of this revamped Mustang that Steve McQueen drove in the chase scenes of “Bullitt.” Other popular designs with shorter runs include the GT500, the 428 Cobra Jet, the Mach 1, the Boss series, and the King Cobra. Design changes in the 1970s made the Mustang slower and bulkier, and the car lost much of its initial street credibility, with drivers referring to the altered Mustang as a “luxury bus.” However, the vehicle maintained a loyal fan base throughout the '80s, '90s, and early 2000s, with updated models released every few years.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Jersey Vintage Ford Collectibles

Sam Baker's excellent collection of vintage Ford porcelain and neon signs and related memorabilia from the 1920s an… [read review or visit site]

1957Ford.com

1957Ford.com

The new model year Fords are in, and its 1957! Looking at a Fairlane, Tudor Sedan, Ranchero or Country Squire Wagon… [read review or visit site]

Hemmings Auto Blogs

Hemmings Auto Blogs

This great (and frequently updated) blog from the folks at Hemmings Motor News is a visual feast of old and new pho… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Most watched eBay auctions    

Ford : Mustang Mach 1 1969 Mustang Mach 1 Fastback 4 Speed M Code Numbers Match Rust Free No ReserveFord : Mustang Mach 1 390 Sportsroof 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 390 S Code 4 Speed With Ac Restored Very RareFord : Mustang Fastback Gt 350 1966 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby Gt 350 Tribute 289 4 Speed Gt 350 RecreationFord : Mustang Rare S Code 390 4 Speed Mach 1 1969 Ford Mustang Rare S Code 390 4 Speed Mach 1Ford : Mustang Fastback 1967 Ford Mustang Gt 350 Fastback V 8 289 5 Speed With Disc BrakesFord : Mustang Black Vinyl 1968 Mustang Fastback Bullitt TributeHot Wheels Redline Original '68 Antifreeze Us Custom Mustang In Early Cheetah BpFord : Mustang California Special 1968 Ford Mustang Gt Cs California Special 27 500 Original MilesFord : Mustang Gt 350 Shelby Mustang 1967 Gt 350Ford : Mustang Deluxe 1968 Mustang Fastback Bullit Tribute Restored Restoration Highland GreenFord : Mustang K Code Fastback Immaculate 1965 Ford Mustang K Code 289 Hipo 2+2 FastbackFord : Mustang 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 2 2 Frame Off Resto Orig 2 Owner Title Marti ReportFord : Mustang Gt-500 1968 Shelby Gt 500 SurvivorFord : Mustang 429 Cobra Jet 1971 Mustang Mach 1 429 Cobra Jet W Ram AirFord : Mustang Fastback 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2 2 Beautifully Restored 50 Th AnniversaryFord : Mustang Gt 1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Gt J CodeFord : Mustang "k" Code 1965 Mustang K Code 3 Rd Owner Numbers Matching With 2 Build SheetsFord : Mustang N/a 1965 Mustang FastbackFord : Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Cobra Jet 428 Build Sheet Marti Report Q Code 33 K MilesFord : Mustang Boss 302 1970 Original Mustang Boss 302 Grabber YellowMercury : Other Woody Wagon 1951 Mercury M 79 Woody Station Wagon 302 Fi Auto Mustang Ii Front End Digit DashFord : Mustang Gt Equipt 1965 Mustang Hipo K Code Numbers Matching 4 Speed Cali Car Fully RestoredFord : Mustang 2+2 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2 2Ford : Mustang Boss Tribute 1970 Mustang Boss Tribute 302 Ho 5 Sp Fastback Grabber Orange A C P S DiscbrakesFord : Mustang Convertible 1965 Ford Mustang Convertble Gt Completely Restored No Rust Stunning CarFord : Mustang Eleanor 1967 Eleanor Convertible With Removable Roof Similar To Corvette And CamaroFord : Mustang 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible C Code Rally Pac Pony Interior Pdb Ps Ac 289 AutoFord : Mustang Convertible 1965 Mustang Convertible Pony 289 C Code V 8Ford : Mustang Base Fastback 2-door 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Base Fastback 2 Door 5.8 LFord : Mustang 1968 Used Manual CoupeFord : Mustang Fastback 1968 Mustang Fastback 289 Auto A CFord : Mustang Mach 1 1969 Ford Mach 1 Mustang 351 Windsor Red With Black InteriorFord : Mustang 289ci Auto A/c Fully Restored 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Resto Rod 289 Ci Auto A C RestoredFord : Mustang Mach1 1971 Mustang Mach 1 429 Scj 4 Sp 4.11 Ram AirFord : Mustang "k" 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Classic Collectible Vintage K Code Tri Power RedFord : Mustang Convertible 641 2 65 D Code Mustang Conv With Factory 4 Speed Rare ColorFord : Mustang Fastback 2+2 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback 2 2 With Shelby Ad On Parts Fast And FunFord : Mustang Fast Back Fast BackFord : Mustang Coupe 1966 Ford Mustang Coupe Original Two Owner California Car Rust Free DriverFord : Mustang Eleanor And Shelby Options 67 68 Shelby Mustang Convertible Roadster Eleanor Colors Removable Fastback RoofFord : Mustang 2+2 1966 Ford Mustang 2 2 Wimbledon White 289 Auto Buckets Style Wheels Pony PowerFord : Mustang 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Factory R Coded Scj 4 Speed CarFord : Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca - We Finance 13 6 Speed Manual 2795 Mi Racing Harness Recaro Seats Trackey Sct TunerFord : Mustang 1967 Shelby Cobra Replica Factory Five Kit 302 V 8 Svt Crate Motor 5 Speed ManualFord : Mustang K-code Gt Convertible 1965 K Code Mustang Gt Convertible 4 Speed RareFord : Mustang Mach-1 1970 Ford Mustang Mach 1Aurora Tjet Mustang Convertible- Rare Olive Green- Wht StripeFord : Mustang Fastback 1967 Mustang Fastback 351 Windsor A C Aftermarket A C Power Disc Brakes SteeringFord : Mustang Custom 1967 Mustang Custom Shelby Eleanor FastbackFord : Mustang Gt-350 1968 Ford Mustang Gt 350Ford : Mustang Gt 1967 Mustang Fastback Supercharged 5.4 Dohc Eleanor Candidate 390 S Code CarFord : Mustang Gt500 Shelby Gt500 Car Was Titled But Never DrivenFord : Mustang Fastback 1970 Ford Mustang V 8 Auto Wimbledon White Drive AnywhereFord : Mustang Fastback 2+2 Prostreet 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2 2 ProstreetFord : Mustang 2 Door Fastback 1970 Ford Mustang FastbackFord : Mustang 1966 1967 1968 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback Shelby G T 350 289 Factory Air Rust Free Texas CarHot Wheels Redline Mustang Stocker Alternate WhiteFord : Mustang Cobra R 2000 Ford Mustang Cobra RFord : Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca 2013 Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca Only 644 Miles All Original Ls 406 BlackFord : Mustang Shelby Gt 500 Ford: Shelby Mustang Gt 500 6 Speed W/navigation

Recent News: Ford Mustang

Source: Google News

2015 World of Wheels Calgary Highlights
GTspirit, February 27th

The Calgary Vintage Sports Car Club brought a handful of vintage European and Japanese sports cars ranging from a 1935 Morgan Super Sport 3-Wheeler and 1982 Morgan Plus 8 to a 1991 Nissan Figaro and a few MGs. Individual car owners showcased...Read more

Warbirds, new fighters fly in unison at DM
Arizona Daily Star, February 27th

An F-22 Raptor, top, flies in formation with a P-51 Mustang during the Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. The F-22 Raptor is used in the modern-day Air Force, while the P-51 Mustang was introduced in 1942...Read more

Pod Rods: Amelia auction action online; a new Buick comes to the concours ...
Florida Times-Union, February 27th

This weekend's Pod Rods looks at just a few of the exotics to be unveiled next week at Geneva, and lets your fingers do the shopping on line at the four (count them, four!) auctions coming to the Amelia Island concours in just two weeks. And we've just...Read more

Archer Hits The West Coast To Meet The In-Laws ... With A Bullitt
io9, February 27th

He's also willing to let Archer drive his vintage green Mustang, an exact dupe for the car Steve McQueen drove in action classic Bullitt, which means an epic car chase through the streets of San Francisco is obviously a-coming. (Note: They access San ...Read more

Colorado sheriff offers safe zones to complete online sales
MiamiHerald.com, February 26th

A Colorado sheriff is offering people safe zones to complete sales brokered through online sites like Craigslist in response to the case of a Georgia couple who were killed last month after meeting someone to buy a vintage Mustang. Weld County Sheriff...Read more

SAFD: 1 killed in plane crash near Government Canyon
KSAT San Antonio, February 25th

Fire department officials said the plane is a Thunder Mustang, a fixed-wing, single-engine two-seater, similar in looks to a vintage World War II-era craft. They said it went down just after 5 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Rescue crews are attempting to...Read more

1965 Ford Mustang Mean Green Custom Restomod
Mustang 360, February 25th

Wylie got to enjoy his freshened-up ride by taking it to some local car cruises and shows and that's where he met Bobby Schumacher, the owner of Vintage Fabrication. Schumacher had a good reputation of building high-quality, custom-built cars, many of ...Read more

Essex V6 Into Vintage Mustang, Anyone Done?
StangNet.com, February 20th

Trophy Points: 1. Location: Berino, New Mexico. I've been trying to find information on a V6 transplant into a vintage mustang. Looking at a carb version with an Essex V6. Anyone done and what were some of your issues? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk...Read more