Pictures of Mustangs Through the Years

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The Ford Mustang has stood the test of time. With its introduction in 1964, enthusiasts around the world have come to identify the Mustang as a power-performance machine. Take a glimpse at this iconic car through the years with these pictures of Mustangs. 

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The Mustang I Concept

Photo © Ford Motor Company

During its public debut, Racecar driver Dan Gurney drove the Mustang I around Watkins Glen in New York before the U.S. Grand Prix in October of 1962. The Mustang I, although sporty, did not make the cut as a future Mustang contender. Ford thought the vehicle would be too costly to produce and would not attract consumers due to its two-seater set up. See video of the car.

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The Mustang I Concept

Photo © Ford Motor Company

The Mustang I could run 0 to 60 mph in as little as 10 seconds. See video of the car.

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1964 1/2 Mustang

1964 1/2 Mustang
1964 1/2 Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The iconic 1964 1/2 Mustang.

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1966 Ford Mustang

1966 Ford Mustang
1966 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Take a peek at the popular 1966 Ford Mustang.

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1968 Ford Mustang

1968 Ford Mustang
1968 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

This is a 1968 Ford Mustang.

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1968 GT 390 Mustang

1968 GT 390 Mustang
1968 GT 390 Mustang. Photo © Ford Motor Company

This replica of the 1968 Mustang Fastback GT 390 that co-starred with Steve McQueen in the movie "Bullitt" retraces some of the original San Francisco streets from the movie's chase scene.

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1969 Boss 302 Mustang

1969 Boss 302 Mustang
1969 Boss 302 Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company & David Newhardt/ Mustang - Forty Years

Larry Shinoda designed the original BOSS 302 special-edition Ford Mustang. The car, which was offered in 1969 and 1970, was a high-performance machine built to compete in the Trans Am Racing series. No doubt, the car became a major highlight in the history of the Ford Mustang.

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1970 Ford Mustang

1970 Ford Mustang
1970 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

This is the 1970 Ford Mustang.

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1970 Boss 302 Mustang

1970 Boss 302 Mustang
1970 Boss 302 Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company & David Newhardt/ Mustang - Forty Years

Years ago Larry Shinoda designed the original BOSS 302 special-edition Ford Mustang. The car, which was offered in 1969 and 1970, was a high-performance machine built to compete in the Trans Am Racing series. No doubt, the car became a major highlight in the history of the Ford Mustang.

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1972 Ford Mustang

1972 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

View the 1972 Ford Mustang.

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1976 Ford Mustang

1976 Ford Mustang
1976 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Take a peek at the 1976 Ford Mustang.

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1978 Ford Mustang

1978 Ford Mustang
1978 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

1978 was a great year for the Ford Mustang.

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1981 Ford Mustang

1981 Ford Mustang
1981 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

This is the 1981 Ford Mustang.

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1983 Ford Mustang

1983 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The 1983 Ford Mustang was popular in its day.

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1992 1/2 Ford Mustang

1992 1/2 Ford Mustang
1992 1/2 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

This is the 1992 1/2 Ford Mustang.

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1993 Ford Mustang GT

1993 Ford Mustang GT
1993 Ford Mustang GT. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Take a peek at the 1993 Ford Mustang GT.

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1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

In 1999, the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra made its debut.

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2003 Mach 1 Mustang

2003 Mach II Mustang
2003 Mach 1 Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

In 2003, Ford launched the Mach 1 Mustang.

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2008 Bullitt Mustang

2008 Bullitt Mustang
2008 Bullitt Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

In 2008, Ford released the second special-edition Bullitt Mustang to commemorate the Steve McQueen movie, "Bullitt," in which a Dark Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT 390 raced through the streets of San Francisco. The first special-edition was released in 2001.

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2009 Ford Mustang with Glass Roof

Photo © Ford Motor Company

In 2009 Ford offered a Mustang with a glass top roof available on both the 4.0L V6 Mustang and the 4.6L GT.

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2010 Mustang GT

Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas

The 2010 Mustang GT featured more V-8 power than its predecessor, with 315 total horsepower to be exact.

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2011 V6 Ford Mustang

2011 V6 Ford Mustang
2011 V6 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Designed to deliver more power and better fuel economy, the 2011 model was the first V6 Mustang to feature a 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve engine boasting an impressive 305 hp and 280 ft.-lb. of torque. See the full profile.

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2011 Ford Mustang GT

2011 Ford Mustang GT
2011 Ford Mustang GT. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

In 2011, a new 5.0L V8 engine returned as part of the Mustang GT lineup. The GT Mustang produced 412 hp and 390 ft.-lb. of torque thanks to its "Coyote" V8 engine. See the full profile.

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2012 Ford Mustang V6

2012 Ford Mustang V6
2012 Ford Mustang V6. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The Ford Mustang returned for the 2012 model year relatively unchanged.

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2012 Boss 302 Ford Mustang

2012 Boss 302 Ford Mustang
2012 Boss 302 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Aaron Gold

Ford brought the iconic Boss 302 Mustang back for the 2012 model year. The car sported 444 hp and 380 lb.-ft. of torque. Read more about it here.

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2013 Ford Mustang GT

2013 Ford Mustang GT
2013 Ford Mustang GT. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The Ford Mustang returned for the 2013 model year with a revised design, more technology, and a new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque. Better yet, the Mustang GT got a power increase, cranking out 420 hp. Other highlights included an optional six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, a GT Track Package and a new 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that let drivers access information related to fuel economy and vehicle performance. Read more.

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2013 Boss 302 Ford Mustang

2013 Boss 302 Ford Mustang
2013 Boss 302 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

Ford’s iconic Boss 302 Mustang, which returned to the Mustang lineup for the 2012 model year, was set to complete its two year run in the 2013 model year. The most notable change for the new model year iwas. a hockey stick graphics package. Featuring reflective stripes, the package is added to the new Boss, reminiscent of those found on the 1970 Boss 302. Read more.

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2014 Ford Mustang GT

2014 Ford Mustang GT
2014 Ford Mustang GT. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

The model year, which was to be the last for the current Ford Mustang S197 platform, featured minimal changes over the 2013 model year. Aside from a few exterior color changes, and a few package updates, there were no interior updates to the car and there were no functional equipment changes.

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2015 Ford Mustang GT

2015 Ford Mustang GT
2015 Ford Mustang GT. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company

On December 5, 2013, Ford officially revealed the new 2015 Ford Mustang. As Ford says, the car, which features a completely revamped design, was inspired by 50 years of Ford Mustang heritage. Read more.