There is something rather captivating about seeing a vintage car on the big screen. The nostalgia a classic Mustang creates is enough to make any car lover instantly jealous. Here are some of the most well-known classics that have graced the movies; often teasing the viewer with their horses.
Gone in 60 Seconds
The beloved 1967 Shelby Mustang in the 2000 version of ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’ was one of those cars that completely mesmerized the viewer. In the movie, Memphis (played by Nicholas Cage) softly touches the car, in a certain way of admiration, much like anyone would do in real life. That scene and those that follow were taken straight from a Mustang Lover’s dream. This beauty will actually be up for auction this month.
Some prefer the raw, unscripted but more realistic feel of the original 1974 version of Gone In 60 Seconds, featuring a 1973 Mach 1. It’s almost one endless chase scene (got an hour to spare?). Of course, it’s a bit hard watching so many curbside classics give up their lives as a consequence.
War of the Worlds
It’s kind of odd to envy such an awesome car when it’s in a movie that has nothing to do with cars. Ray Ferrier (played by Tom Cruise) drives a 1966 Shelby Mustang GT- 350H that is just gorgeous. It’s the kind of car that a man like Ray would cherish when he lives a life like his character.
Jill (played by the late Farrah Fawcett) drove a badass 1976 Mustang Cobra II– white with blue stripes- that surprisingly distracted the audience away from her. This car made the car chases all the more intense, and Jill all the more attractive.
Diamonds are Forever
James Bond (played by Sean Connery) is inherently supposed to have an awesome ride, but the 1971 Mach I is just crazy good. Speeding through the desert and Las Vegas in this classic action flick truly highlighted this car’s capabilities, like driving on two wheels. Nothing was as fast or smooth as the Mach I.
The 1964 Mustang featured in Goldfinger was a condition from Ford. The motor company happily supplied the Lincoln Continental, which was crushed, as long as the newest model of the Mustang had a spot in the movie, too. Regardless of the reasoning, the Stang is still a beauty in the mountain scene.
Whatever the movie, one thing should be noted about all Mustangs: they are pushed to the limits. Driven faster, harder and more recklessly than anyone would dare do in real life, the Mustangs used in Hollywood shine, in style and performance.
No need to worry if you’ve never seen any of these movies, as they are regularly on TV networks, like those available at getdirecttv.org, and even on some On Demand channels. Check out your channel guide to find out when you can next see these beauties on the tube.