Top 10 Mustangs Movie Moments of All Time
10. 1970 Mach 1, Movie: Diamonds are Forever
We’re all big fans of James Bond and his tricked out Aston Martin, especially the one driven by our favorite Bond of all time, Sean Connery. But we were delightfully surprised to find him behind the wheel of this 1970 Mach 1, giving the local Las Vegas PD a run for their money – good ‘ol boy style.
9. 1968 Fastback , Movie: Fast and the Furious Tokyo Drift
If you’ve never sat at your desk and dreamed about building the ultimate Mustang hotrod, or Japanese tuner then you’re working too hard! This Mustang makes our list because it combines American good looks with Japanese ingenuity. A 68’ Fastback with Skyline drive train? Yeah, we dig it.
8. 2006 Mustang GT, Movie: Death Race
Time to meet the monster Mustang! Okay, we agree that Jason Statham isn’t winning any academy awards any time soon, but if you’re in the mood for a mindless action packed cheesy movie to go with that X-Large meat-lovers pie, then you can’t go wrong with this flick. Hey, if you are going to be stuck in a “road warrior-esque” prison, racing for your freedom, might as well do it in a Mustang.
7. Shelby GT500, Movie: I am Legend
6. 1969 Mach 1, Movie: John Wick
Even though we don’t get to see much of this car in the film, what little we do see is just enough to leave us hungry for more. In the film John Wick, the cold-blooded assassin by the same name, played by Keanu Reeves, does exactly what we all would do with this car if we had access to a 1969 Mach 1 and a slippery corp-yard – drive the hell out of it!
5. Mustang 5.0, Movie: Drive
Okay, so it’s no supped up BOSS or SALEEN mustang, just a typical 5.0 that you might find parked outside your local deli on any given day. But it’s what Ryan Gosling’s character ‘the Kid’ does with this stock pony that puts it this high up on our list, and leaves us thinking, ‘hmm, maybe it’s time for a new commuter”.
4. Mustang Boss, Movie: Need for Speed
Yeah, yeah, we know; there’s more green-screen in this movie than Pacific Rim – but you knew that going in. Still, you have to admit that seeing a 2015 Mustang fly over three lanes of traffic and land safely on a greenbelt was worth the nine bucks.
3. 2005 SALEEN Mustang GT, Movie: Transformers
We almost can’t help but root for this bad-ass Decepticon. With his custom SALEEN body kit, LED lights and “to punish and enslave” monogram decal, Barricade is one stylish Mustang with a mind of his own. And for that reason, he makes it to number three on our countdown.
2. 1968 Shelby GT500, Movie: Gone in 60 Seconds
Ah, Eleanor. Everybody knows this Mustang, now forevermore engraved in the pages of cinematic history thanks to another tour-de-force performance by Nick Cage; this iconic Mustang is the wet-dream of every 15 year old boy with a Mustang Monthly subscription and a college ruled notebook to scribble in the margins. Keep dreaming kid.
1. 1968 Mustang Fastback, Movie: Bullitt
Even if you have never seen this movie, you know that it is about a Mustang chase scene, right? Well, you’re wrong. Yes, the chase scene through San Francisco is what puts it at number one on our list, but it’s much more than that. This movie is a “how to” manual for any guy looking to elevate his cool factor. So watch it again, don’t skip to the chase seen, and take notes – or don’t, Frank Bullit wouldn’t listen to us, so why should you?
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Sources: YouTube, IMDB