Right from the beginning, Hot Wheels and Ford Mustang have gone together like speed and power. Like chrome and rubber. Like… well, cool and cars. To celebrate 50 years of Mustang, we asked you to show us your ponies!

One of the most recognizable and in-demand automobiles of all time, the Ford Mustang was introduced to the public 50 years ago at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964. The flagship car of its class, it launched the term “pony car” which later came to be applied to any car in that class.

When the inaugural Hot Wheels series launched in 1968, the Custom Mustang was prominent. Mustangs have remained a mainstay of the Hot Wheels mainline ever since. And collectors love Mustangs! So here are a few shots that caught our eye. Enjoy!

Redline era Custom Mustang w/Spectraflame antifreeze finish and collector button. 1998 GT Convertible on the Dearborn assembly line Dec. 22 1997
Redline era Custom Mustang w/Spectraflame antifreeze finish and collector button. – Jeanpaul Ferro “I followed my wife’s 1998 GT Convertible on the Dearborn assembly line Dec. 22 1997.” – Stew Jones
 A rainbow of Mustangs, circled up  Two bosses
A rainbow of Mustangs, circled up. – Ralph Cady Two bosses. – Ed Lansford
 Blue flames  A herd of ’92 Mustangs
Blue flames. – Chris Matson A herd of ’92 Mustangs. – Richard Trujillo
 A blockade on a block  Too cute!
A blockade on a block. – Ryan Cunningham Now that just isn’t fair. Too cute! – James Dean Adams III
 a bitchin’ Larry Wood drawing  Pony in flight
How could we pass up a bitchin’ Larry Wood drawing? – Ralph Cady Pony in flight. – Robert Wasilchak
 And here’s to another 50!
And here’s to another 50! – Ian Weber
Date posted: April 17, 2014 | Author: | No Comments »

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