Closing in on its fiftieth anniversary, the Ford Mustang has seen many improvements, including more power, better handling, advanced safety features and improved fuel economy. Yet, with all of these improvements, the Mustang has not strayed far from its origins. Over the years there have been great, and not so great, Mustang commercials, advertising the highs and the lows for the iconic pony car. Here, we are highlighting some of the best advertisers could come up with so check them out.
Number five on our list is an ad called "It is what it was." This showcased the radical looking SN95 Mustang when compared to the outgoing, and fifteen-year-old, Fox Body.
Number four on the list is an ad dating back to 1969, the true muscle car era. Here we see the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 doing some highway cruising in the desert. It was advertising Ford's return volley to the high performance cars coming out of General Motors, offering more space under the hood for larger engines, like the 351 V-8 and 428 Cobra Jet.
You rarely see ads today with such vague information like this one, "Mustang...Mach 1, something scorching to keep Mustang the original, and the front runner; thundering along far ahead of the pack." There is no sales pitch at the end offering "0 percent" financing or $1,000 cash back.
Next up at number three is a fairly recent ad that has created some buzz over the song played in the background. Ford has been using bands to provide the background music, and is doing quite well at pairing the right song with the right set of wheels.
Just FYI, the song is "Light of the Morning" by Band of Skulls. You can get the song here.
Now we are getting down to the nitty-gritty, we only have two commercials left. Both of them introduce new models, but you'll see how they come out.
Number two on the list is almost homage to the prior 41 years of Mustang history. It introduces the 2005 Ford Mustang in a very American way.
Finally, number one on the list shows the return of a true legend. In 2007 Ford's Special Vehicle Team (SVT) teamed up with Carroll Shelby to resurrect the Shelby nameplate after more than 25 years of absence. Ford and Shelby introduced a very powerful and very sinister looking Ford Shelby GT500.
Mustang fans rejoiced with the witty comeback of the American, truly showing that Shelby and Ford had returned on good terms after so long.
There you have it, the top five Ford Mustang Commercials. If you think there should be another one on the list, please comment. Or maybe you'd like to share one you drummed up?