The 10 Best Mustangs of All Time
Over the years, many Mustangs have come and gone. A few of them, however, remain in the hearts and minds of millions. Here's the 10 most notable:
01 | The Boss 302 Mustang
With regards to automotive icons, 1969 and 1970 Boss 302 Mustangs rank high on the rundown. The vehicle, which was designed by Larry Shinoda, a former GM employee, included a 302 cubic inch V8 motor, a blackout hood, front spoiler, and back deck wing. The vehicle was so mainstream Ford brought it back for the 2012-2013 model years.
02 | The Boss 429
Likewise with the Boss 302 Mustang, the Boss 429 was a legendary individual. The vehicle, which is viewed as one of the rarest classic Muscle vehicles out there, was produced from 1969-1970. Taking all things together, just 859 originals Boss 429 Mustangs were ever made. The Boss 429 was easily recognizable with its enormous industrial facility hood scoop concealing its 429 cubic inch 7.0L Semi-Hemi V8 Boss 429 motor.
03 | Shelby GT350
Powered by a 271 horsepower K-Code 289 cubic inch 4.7L engine, Carroll Shelby’s first performance Mustang was the 1965 Shelby GT350. No doubt, the car is one of the most identifiable performance Mustangs of all time. The GT350 Mustang was brought back in 2011.
04 | 1966 Shelby GT350H “Rent-A-Racer"
Back in 1966, for around $17 a day, and 17 cents a mile, you could get behind the wheel of a 306 horsepower Shelby Mustang!
05 | Mach 1 Mustang
With the Mach 1 package resurrected for 2021, Ford’s Mach 1 Mustang, designed for all-out performance, first appeared back in August 1968 as a 1969 model year package. Numerous engine options were available, including the ever popular 428 cubic inch 7.0L Super Cobra Jet. Production of the package continued through 1978.
06 | Shelby GT500
Having returned to the Shelby lineup in 2007, in keeping with the tradition of Shelby Performance, the Shelby GT500 Mustang is one iconic ride. First appearing in 1967, the original GT500 featured a 428 cubic inch V8 engine.
07 | 1968 Shelby GT500 KR
Shelby's "King of the Road" Mustang was one genuine bit of automotive machinery. With its 428 Cobra Jet motor option, featuring Ram Air Induction, it was one incredible horse.
08 | Bullitt
The 1968 Warner Bros. film “Bullitt” featured a 1968 GT 390 Ford Mustang chasing a 1968 Dodge Charger R/T down the streets of San Francisco in, what many believe to be, the best car chase scene of all time. It was so popular the company brought it back for the 2008 and 2009 model years.
09 | 1964 ½ Ford Mustang
There’s something special about the firsts. First loves, first glances, first model years. The car, which first debuted on April 17, 1964, is still going strong some 50 years later. “1964 ½ Mustangs”, as they’re coined, were produced between March 9th and July 31st of 1964.
10 | 2000 Cobra R Mustang
In 2000, Ford's Special Vehicle Engineering Manager, John Coletti, had a dream. The outcome was The 2000 Cobra R Mustang, a naturally aspirated 5.4L V8 fueled Mustang capable of producing 385 horsepower and 385 lbs·ft. of torque. In all, only 300 were produced.