Mustang Movies Mini History
As did the Mustang on the American (and not only) popular culture. The iconic Mustang had no chance of escaping the watchful eye of Hollywood producers who, by seeing the car's potential, made it a movie star in all its rights, bigger than Bond's favorite car, the Aston Martin.
In case the stardom side of the Mustang slip our mind, Ford came forth today and reminded us of some of the most successful movie the muscle car starred in. We will take it one at a time and for lack of a better way, chronologically.
1964 – Goldfinger – It was the first movie to star the Mustang, in its very first year of existence. The 1964 convertible was driven by a woman assassin, until it got shredded by Sean Connery's DB5.
1971 – Diamonds Are Forever – Again Sean Connery, again James Bond, again Mustang. The difference that this time, Double-O-Seven uses a 1971 Mustang Mach I fastback to escape police by riding on two wheels (blooper or not, the Mustang enter a narrow alley on the passenger side wheels and exits the alley on the driver’s side wheels).
1974 – Gone in 60 Seconds - 40 minutes of car chasing, 93 cars destroyed, one survivor: 1973 Mustang Mach I.
2000 – Gone in 60 Seconds – The real Mustang legend creator for most of the countries the brand is nowhere to be found. Its main star: a silver and black 1967 Shelby GT500 called Eleanor and wearing the Chip Foose signature. Angelina Jolie also had a role in the remake.
2007 – I Am Legend – the only car on earth to still have a driver. The post-apocalyptic movie stars Will Smith, a 2007 Shelby Mustang and a dog. Both Will Smith and the dog die by the end of the movie (sorry about the spoiler).