Mustangs In Movies – Great Last Minute Christmas Gifts
Do you know anybody who loves Mustangs AND movies? Well, if they don’t already own some of these movies involving our favorite, the Mustang, maybe some of these could make great last minute Christmas gifts since that time of year is rapidly approaching.
According to Ford Motor Company, the Mustang is estimated to have been in more than 500 movies and television programs. “Mustang has the most roles of any Ford vehicle, and there are no competing cars that come close,” says Bob Witter of Florida Global Brand Entertainment (FBGE), the Ford office located in Beverly Hills that “cast” Ford-branded vehicles into movies, television and other medias of entertainment.
I’m sure you are thinking that you probably know every one that I’m going to list and that is a possibility, but there may have been some that you have overlooked, forgot, or maybe never even knew.
A beautiful female assassin drives a 1964 1/2 white convertible. The Mustang’s first movie debut.
We all know Steve McQueen, the detective who drives a 1968 GT390 in a car chase against killers in a black Dodge Charger through the streets of San Francisco.
Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Sean Connery plays James Bond and eludes police in Las Vegas in a red 1971 Mustang Mach 1 fastback using two wheels to squeeze down a narrow alleyway.
Gone in 60 Seconds (1974)
The original movie where the insurance-man-turned-car-thief gives cars women’s names. It includes a 40-minute car chase that destroys 93 cars and leaves an orange 1973 Mach 1 in pretty rough shape.
Bull Durham (1988)
This movie stars Kevin Costner as a washed up ballplayer in a comedy with a love triangle starring Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. This movie stars a 1968 Shelby GT350 Convertible.
Cherry 2000 (1987)
This is a weird movie about a man who finds that his android wife, Cherry model 2000 has blown a fuse and tries to find her exact duplicate. This movie also stars a 1965 Mustang.
Lock Up (1989)
This movie stars an incarcerated Sylvester Stallone, Donald Sutherland, and a red 1965 Mustang.
Hopefully you know Mr. Bean! In this movie stars a 1965 Ford Mustang.
True Crime (1999)
Good ol’ Clint Eastwood is cast as a reporter with a crazy personal life who gets a second chance to try and make things right after something doesn’t quite make sense when a Death Row inmate faces execution. This movie stars a well-used 1983 Mustang Convertible.
Death Race (1999)
This remake stars a 2005 Ford Mustang GT.
Gone in Sixty Seconds (2000)
Here is the popular remake of the original movie that stars Nicholas Cage who boosts cars to save his brother from killers. We all know “Eleanor” the 1967 Shelby GT500 styled by Chip Foose himself.
The Princess Diaries (2001)
This is a story about a girl, Mia, played by Anne Hathaway who finds out she is a princess. Mia owns a 1966 Mustang that she was trying to get fixed by her 16th birthday.
Hollywood Homicide (2001)
Starring Josh Hartnett and Harrison Ford, Hollywood Homicide has a 2003 silver Saleen S281 supercharged Mustang appear in this film. Who would have thought even a Beverly Hills cop could afford a $63,000 car?
Cinderella Story (2004)
Hillary Duff is exploited by her wicked stepmother and her car of choice is a sky blue 1965 Mustang Convertible.
I Am Legend (2007)
Will Smith plays the only survivor in New York City after a plague kills most of humanity and turns them into monsters. Will tries to find the cure and his trusty side-kick is a Shelby GT500.
Witter says about the Mustang starring in movies for the past 46 years, “It’s all-American. It’s a sports car. It’s fun. It’s fast. Mustang makes that kind of statement, and it has been engrained into the American psyche since 1964.”
Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers.