Iconic Mustangs- 26 Most Historically Significant

March, 2014

Historic Mustang

On April 17, 1964 Ford placed a new Mustang on top of the Empire State Building, and ran ads on all three of the major TV networks simultaneously. The marketing blitz worked, and the next day dealerships were overwhelmed by people eager to get an up close look at this new sporty car, and in some cases, be the first to own one of them.

It all started with the Mustang 1 prototype two-seat, mid-engine speedster in 1962. However, there would be several modifications to the design over the next few years before it was finally released to the public in mid-1964 as an America sports car, with a backseat. It was the first of the new breed of Pony Cars that all other automakers would copy and compete with on the track and in the showroom.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. And, of the more than 9 million that have been built to date, several of these Ponies have become legendary.

Do you have a favorite that you think should be included in the top 26 most historically significant and iconic Mustangs of all time? If they aren’t in the below photos, contact us. If we have a photo of your Mustang choice, we’ll expand our gallery of iconic Mustangs to include it.