Ford Mustang
By The Editors / April 9, 2014 9:00 am

The Ford Mustang is a bare-knuckle brawler.

Rear-wheeled. Back-axled. Sporting the brawny body of a steel-ab’d street fighter.

And at fifty years old — the Mustang’s 50th birthday is April 16th — it contains within its sturdy frame the history of, well, us.

With that in mind, we present The History of America as Told by Ten Ford Mustangs.

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That is, how the Mustang reflects the life and times of the people who built it.

You may know some of the high points: Steve McQueen in Bullitt. A few James Bond flicks. “Mustang Sally.”

Bullitt

But there were low times, for sure (the Mustang’s greatest enemies: OPEC, groovy colors and Vanilla Ice).

But rise or fall — or rise again — the Mustang is an enduring part of the American landscape.

So enjoy your 50th, Mustang.

For once, it’s good to see something old driving down the highway.