No matter how we look at almost five decades of Mustangs, there have always been the Stangs that we would love to own and drive. Sometimes when we’re working in the garage, taking a shower, or pushing a lawnmower, they come to mind. Other times, it feels like a long-lost romantic encounter. No matter how we see them, they are constantly prime examples of what’s so great about Ford Mustangs.

9First 1964 ¼ Ford Mustang 289

OK, so this isn’t an official version, but the first Ford Mustang is what began it all. Particularly, it was Mustangs equipped with the 289 V8 that actually caught the eye of the people. With V8 sound and power in a comparatively small body, the Mustang was quick, agile and, needless to say, magnificent.