Hobbies Cars & Motorcycles A Gallery of Ford Mustangs Through the Years The original 'pony car' maintained its sporty image over many model changes Share PINTEREST Email Print Getty Images/ FPG/Hulton Archiv Cars & Motorcycles Cars Mustangs Basics How Tos Reviews Classic Cars Corvettes Tires & Wheels Motorcycles Used Cars Trucks ATVs & Off Road Public Transportation By Jonathan Lamas Jonathan Lamas Jonathan Lamas is a seasoned automotive journalist. He has covered cars and the auto industry for Forbes Autos, Car and Driver, Consumer Guide, and other outlets. Learn about our Editorial Process Updated on 09/22/18 The Ford Mustang has stood the test of time. With its introduction in 1964, enthusiasts around the world have come to identify the Mustang as a power-performance machine. Here are pictures of the original "pony car's" progression through the years: 01 of 29 The Mustang I Concept Car Photo © Ford Motor Company During its public debut, racecar driver Dan Gurney drove the Mustang I concept car around Watkins Glen in New York before the U.S. Grand Prix in October 1962. The Mustang I, although sporty, did not make the cut as a future Mustang contender. Ford thought the vehicle would be too costly to produce and would not attract consumers due to its two-seater setup. 02 of 29 The Mustang I Concept Car Photo © Ford Motor Company The Mustang I could run 0 to 60 mph in as little as 10 seconds. 03 of 29 1964 1/2 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Here's the original 1964 1/2 Mustang. 04 of 29 1966 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Take a peek at the popular 1966 Ford Mustang. 05 of 29 1968 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This is a 1968 Ford Mustang. 06 of 29 1968 GT 390 Mustang 'Bullitt' Car Photo © Ford Motor Company This replica of the 1968 Mustang Fastback GT 390 that co-starred with Steve McQueen in the movie "Bullitt" retraces some of the original San Francisco streets from the movie's famous chase scene. 07 of 29 1969 Boss 302 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company & David Newhardt/ Mustang - Forty Years Larry Shinoda designed the original Boss 302 special-edition Ford Mustang. The car, which was offered in 1969 and 1970, was a high-performance machine built to compete in the Trans Am Racing series. The car became a highlight in the history of the Ford Mustang. 08 of 29 1970 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This is the 1970 Ford Mustang. 09 of 29 1970 Boss 302 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company & David Newhardt/ Mustang - Forty Years Here's designer Shinoda's 1970 version of the Boss 302 Mustang. 10 of 29 1972 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This is the 1972 Ford Mustang. 11 of 29 1976 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Take a peek at the 1976 Ford Mustang. 12 of 29 1978 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company 1978 was a great year for the Ford Mustang. 13 of 29 1981 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This is the 1981 Ford Mustang. 14 of 29 1983 Mustang 1983 Ford Mustang. Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company The 1983 Ford Mustang was popular in its day. 15 of 29 1992 1/2 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This is the 1992 1/2 Ford Mustang. 16 of 29 1993 Mustang GT Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Take a peek at the 1993 Ford Mustang GT. 17 of 29 1999 Mustang SVT Cobra Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company In 1999, the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra made its debut. 18 of 29 2003 Mach 1 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company In 2003, Ford launched the Mach 1 Mustang. 19 of 29 2008 'Bullitt' Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company In 2008, Ford released the second special-edition Bullitt Mustang to commemorate the movie "Bullitt," in which a Dark Highland Green 1968 Mustang GT 390 raced through the streets of San Francisco. The first special-edition was released in 2001. 20 of 29 2009 Mustang With Glass Roof Photo © Ford Motor Company In 2009 Ford offered a Mustang with a glass rooftop available on both the 4.0-liter V6 Mustang and the 4.6-liter GT. 21 of 29 2010 Mustang GT Photo © Jonathan P. Lamas The 2010 Mustang GT featured more V-8 power than its predecessor, with 315 horsepower. 22 of 29 2011 V6 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Designed to deliver more power and better fuel economy, the 2011 model was the first V6 Mustang to feature a 3.7-liter Duratec 24-valve engine boasting an impressive 305 horsepower and 280 foot-pounds. of torque. 23 of 29 2011 Mustang GT Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company In 2011, a new 5.0-liter V8 engine returned as part of the Mustang GT lineup. The GT Mustang produced 412 horsepower and 390 foot-pounds of torque thanks to its "Coyote" V8 engine. 24 of 29 2012 Mustang V6 Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company The Ford Mustang returned for the 2012 model year relatively unchanged. 25 of 29 2012 Boss 302 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Aaron Gold Ford brought the iconic Boss 302 Mustang back for the 2012 model year. The car sported 444 horsepower and 380 foot-pounds of torque. 26 of 29 2013 Mustang GT Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company The Ford Mustang returned for the 2013 model year with a revised design, more technology, and a new Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 foot-pounds of torque. The Mustang GT got a power increase to 420 horsepower. Other highlights included an optional six-speed SelectShift automatic transmission, a GT Track Package, and a new 4.2-inch LCD productivity screen that offered drivers information on fuel economy and vehicle performance. 27 of 29 2013 Boss 302 Mustang Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company Ford’s Boss 302 Mustang, which returned to the Mustang lineup for the 2012 model year, was set to complete its two-year run in 2013. The most notable change for the new year was a hockey stick graphics package. Featuring reflective stripes, the package was reminiscent of those found on the 1970 Boss 302. 28 of 29 2014 Mustang GT Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company This model year, which was the last for the Ford Mustang S197 platform, featured minimal changes over the 2013 year. Aside from a few exterior color changes and some package updates, there were no interior updates or functional equipment changes. 29 of 29 2015 Mustang GT Photo Courtesy of Ford Motor Company On Dec. 5, 2013, Ford officially revealed the new 2015 Ford Mustang. According to Ford, the car, which featured a completely revamped design, was inspired by 50 years of Ford Mustang heritage.