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autoevolution's Mustang Month

Born decades ago, the Mustang is presently one of the most cherished names in the industry. It is one of the very few muscle car nameplates of the 1960s to have survived to this day, although, to be honest, saying the Mustang has survived is a gross understatement.

The thing did not just survive, but it thrived (and still does) like no other. From the shores of (recently) sedan-hating America to the more sedan-tolerant Europe and elsewhere, the Mustang proved time and time again that not only can it hold its ground, but also lead the charge in select segments.

It was only last month that Ford announced, once more, the achievements of the Mustang. For two years in a row (2019 and 2020), the model was the world’s best-selling sports car. It was also the world’s best-selling sports coupe, and that for the sixth consecutive year. In all, exactly 80,577 people worldwide went for a Mustang in 2020.

Back in April, when we were busy here at autoevolution talking excessively about space stuff, the Mustang turned 57. It's not one of those nice round numbers people like to celebrate with massive parties, but an important one for the muscle car breed the Mustang definitely helped create.

Ford was not in the proper mood to celebrate with a bang the anniversary either, but it did dedicate a full week to the Mustang. Now, in May, it will continue to bring exciting developments for the nameplate. We have, for instance, the launch of a new Mustang NASCAR racer, the recent opening of the order books for the Mach-E GT, and of course, the arrival in customer hands of the Mach 1.

Add to that the countless custom Mustangs of old that keep popping up, the many barn finds we keep stumbling upon, and the insatiable drivers that keep racing Mustangs down the strips and elsewhere, and there’s enough to talk about for months, perhaps.

As a result, we decided to name May 2021 Mustang Month here at autoevolution, so expect a flood of related stuff coming your way over the next four weeks.

Editor's note: This special feature by autoevolution was not sponsored or supported by a third-party.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Goes for Some Track Fun, Tries to Keep Up With TCR Car
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 Goes for Some Track Fun, Tries to Keep Up With TCR Car

30 Apr 2021, 08:28 UTC · By: Aurel Niculescu / Australian magazine “Motor” has decided it's track “judgment day” for the new 'Stang version that's willing to demonstrate its mettle in RHD guise

 
Unrestored 1969 Ford Mustang Sees Daylight After 30 Years in Storage
Unrestored 1969 Ford Mustang Sees Daylight After 30 Years in Storage

30 Apr 2021, 08:08 UTC · By: Bogdan Popa / This all-original ’69 Mustang has recently been pulled from storage after spending over three decades sitting in the same place

 
1969 Ford Mustang "Yakuza Boss" Rendering Is a Mix of East and West
1969 Ford Mustang "Yakuza Boss" Rendering Is a Mix of East and West

29 Apr 2021, 17:36 UTC · By: Mihnea Radu / This is no pony car: the 1969 Ford Mustang rendering sits so low that the JDM-style wheels had to go through the fenders

 
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Flexes Unique Tangerine Paint, Rebuilt V8
1968 Ford Mustang Fastback Flexes Unique Tangerine Paint, Rebuilt V8

29 Apr 2021, 15:02 UTC · By: Ciprian Florea / This Mustang started life as a Wimbledon White pony, but it's now painted in the Tangerine orange hue that Ford offered in the 1980s

 
Boss Level: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback With Coyote V8 Seeks Highest Bidder
Boss Level: 1969 Ford Mustang Fastback With Coyote V8 Seeks Highest Bidder

29 Apr 2021, 14:28 UTC · By: Sergiu Tudose / This 1969 Ford Mustang was completely overhauled inside and out, with power now coming via a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 unit mated to a five-speed manual gearbox

 
Ford Mustang Shows Slick Widebody for Digitally Remastered Classic Look
Ford Mustang Shows Slick Widebody for Digitally Remastered Classic Look

29 Apr 2021, 08:44 UTC · By: Andrei Tutu / The first-generation Ford Mustang portrayed in this rendering has gained some custom hardware while also losing certain bits in its transformation