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A brand new Ford Mustang is on the horizon, and celebrates the new arrival by looking back at ten models that define the classic pony car.

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302

The Mustang is one of the most revered and respected American vehicles of all-time, and our new list outlines exactly why that is.

The release of any new Ford Mustang is cause for celebration, but when the 2015 Mustang is unveiled it will deserve special attention. The newest Mustang will debut almost fifty years to the day after it was first unveiled, simultaneously launching the pony car wars and inspiring several generations of automotive enthusiasts. With that history in mind, has compiled a list of the ten best Mustangs ever.

The article, The Ten Best Ford Mustangs Of All Time, parses through five decades to select the cars that kept this iconic model alive during hard times, and pushed the automotive industry to new heights at its best. The Ford Mustang has always promised alluring performance in an attractive body, and in order to prepare for the new 2015 Mustang, looks back to review how it has progress to this point.

The article identifies truly unique Mustang models for a variety of reasons, from heart-stopping performance and daring innovation to drop-dead beauty and impressive feats of engineering. There have been perhaps one hundred different types of Mustangs over the years, but they all share a common bond that has carried the pony star into its fiftieth year.

"The Mustang is one of the most revered and respected American vehicles of all-time, and our new list outlines exactly why that is," said Founder and CEO Doug Hamlin. “The new 2015 Ford Mustang should be a worthy successor in this iconic model line, one that readers can re-live from the very beginning. They can also use the New Cars buying guide to research current models, and request a quote to bring them one step closer to owning their own Stang.”

The list features some of the most recognizable Mustangs ever, alongside a few models that are sometimes forgotten but played an integral role in keeping the Ford muscle car alive.

Topping the list are two obvious choices: The original 1965 Ford Mustang and the hallowed 1965 Shelby GT350. These two models laid the foundation for the Mustang blueprint that is still followed to this day, combining design and performance in a two-door package to excite gearheads of all ages.

In this day and age, however, everyone wants a piece of the pie. Mid-sized pickups also have the Toyota Tundra and Nissan Titan to offer, plus the versatility of the Honda Ridgeline crossover pickup. And when it comes to compact pickups, the hunted have become the hunters, as the Nissan Frontier and Toyota Tacoma have emerged as excellent choices.

Not immune to the times, the Mustang suffered through restricting years that limited its power and performance, but engineers continually found creative ways around those challenges to keep the Mustang live and kicking. Some of the models that kept the ship afloat are featured here, as well as the newer models from the year 2000 and on that have lifted the Mustang back to its rightful place as king of the pony cars. There couldn't be a better way to welcome the 2015 Mustang than with a look back at its incredible past.

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