Vintage Mustang Videos

Over the past 50 years, Mustang and its legacy have become a large part of American culture.  This is exemplified in the videos below.  Clicking on an image will open a YouTube video in a separate window.

During its prototype phase, the original Mustang concept was more of a race car than its eventual in-car-nation when it finally hit the market.

The buildup to the introduction of the Mustang began long before the first Mustangs hit the showroom floor:

As the big day (April 17, 1964) got closer, Mustang images filled the airwaves:

The introduction of the Mustang coincided with the 1964 New York World’s Fair, and Ford Motor Company took advantage of the tie-in.  (Apparently there’s some disagreement about which TV ad was the 1st.)

It wasn’t long until Mustang Clubs sprang up so Mustang owners could share their Pony Pride:

Before long, Mustangs had spread throughout late ’60’s pop culture.  Here’s a Mustang Factory tour – sung to the music of Martha Reeves & the Vandellas:

Who could forget the chase scene in the movie Goldfinger, between James Bond’s Aston Martin and a brand new 1964½ wimbledon white Mustang convertible.  Apparently product placement was alive and well, even back in the 1960’s.

On April 17, 2014 (Mustang’s 50th birthday), the History Channel published a documentary on the history of the Mustang, including Ford’s collaboration with Carroll Shelby, the Mustang II, and more.