Classic American Cars in Film: Ford Mustang
Without a doubt, the Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic American muscle cars in the world. Instantly recognizable by the stallion logo adorning the front grill, the Mustang has made a name for itself since its creation in 1964. Other than being a highly sought after car by collectors, it has amassed a huge following through film.
The Mustang is usually present in crime or action movies, but when it comes to one in film, none are more as iconic as 1968’s Bullit. For seven minutes viewers are catapulted through twists and turns as Steve McQueen’s titular character chases the assassins (who happen to be driving a competing Dodge Charger) of a star witness, ends with explosive results. This scene showcases the incredible handling and performance of the now legendary 1968 GT-390. A beautiful modified 1971 Mustang Sportsroof was featured in another action film, the original Gone in Sixty Seconds, while an elusive grey 1967 Shelby GT500 with black racing stripes and a Ford 351 V-8 (rated at 400 HP) was featured in the 2000 remake. Each gorgeous in its own right, these cars are both revered and sought after, sparking many replicas by fans.
If you’re looking for a classic Ford Mustang for sale, these are a few films to consider watching to really spark a greater interest in this staple of American history. No matter if you’re a prominent collector or muscle car enthusiast, feature films inspire one to do more with this iconic vehicle.