Top 5 Ford Mustangs on the Silverscreen

Top 5 Ford Mustangs on the Silverscreen

Grey Ford Mustang parked at an angle in an aqueduct with a bridge behind it
Ford Mustang GT500 nicknamed Eleanor from the 2000 film, “Gone in 60 Seconds”
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A symbol of American muscle and timeless style, the famed Pony-Car has not only conquered the roads but also taken Hollywood by storm. From the screeching tires of iconic car chases to dramatic entrances and exits, the Mustang has played a starring role in numerous movies. Here is our breakdown of the Top 5 Ford Mustang’s that appeared on the silver screen. Starting with two Mach 1’s?

Number 5.5: “73′ Eleanor Mach 1”
Model: Ford Mustang Mach 1
Year: 1973 Body with 1971 Powerplant
Engine: The Mustang Mach 1 came with various engine options. In the movie, the specific engine is not detailed, but it was likely powered by a V8 engine. Engine options for the 1973 Mustang Mach 1 included the 351 cubic-inch V8 and the more powerful 429 Cobra Jet V8.

Yellow Ford Mustang with black racing stripe driving on the street
The original “Eleanor” from the Gone in 60 Seconds (1974) film.
Source: Movie Database

The 1973 Mustang featured in the 1974 movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” is another iconic car from cinema history, driven by the character Maindrian Pace, portrayed by H.B. Halicki. This film is known for its extensive car chase scenes and the theft of numerous high-performance vehicles.

Yellow Ford mustang crashing through boxes and getting chased by another car
Yellow 73′ Ford Mustang Mach 1
Source: Driving Line

In the 1971 James Bond film “Diamonds Are Forever,” Sean Connery, playing the iconic character James Bond, drives a 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1. This car is featured in a memorable chase sequence in Las Vegas. Here are the specifications for the 1971 Ford Mustang Mach 1 used in the movie:

Red Ford Mustang Mach 1 in the 007 movie: Diamonds are Forever
Sean Connery’s 007 James Bond Mustang—Ford Mustang Mach 1
Source: EON Productions

Number 5: “007 Mach 1”
Model: Ford Mustang Mach 1
Year: 1971
Engine: The 1971 Mach 1 came with various engine options. One of the most notable was the 429 cubic-inch (7.0-liter) V8 engine, which was part of the “Cobra Jet” engine family.

Eleanor, the 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang, became an instant classic due to its appearance in the film and its unique design. The car’s combination of classic American muscle and modern styling elements made it a standout vehicle in the movie and a symbol of high-speed adventure.

Number 4
Model: Ford Mustang Fastback
Year: 1967
Engine: The RB26 engine is an inline-six-cylinder engine with a displacement of 2.6 liters typically produces around 276 horsepower, although it can be tuned to deliver much more power in high-performance applications.

Ford Mustang Fastback parked infront of a wall
Once a rusted shell, this Mustang Fastback got a JDM makeover in the film, “The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift” even sporting Nissan’s RB26 powerhouse engine.
Source: Bring-A-Trailer

In the movie “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift,” a 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback plays a prominent role. The car is driven by the character Sean Boswell, portrayed by Lucas Black. Was once a shell of itself in the film, the Fastback Mustang then gets a JDM touch. Not typically made to drift in the mountains the Mustang was definitely not in its natural element. Here is the 1967 Ford Mustang Fastback and its general specifications.

Ford Mustang Fastback with white racing stripes going over the trunk and in front of a wall
Ever seen a Mustang drift corners like a Nissan 350z?
Source: Bring-A-Trailer
Ford Mustang Fastback taillight with white racing stripe closeup

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  1. The only year you could get a 429 cobra jet or super cobra jet was 1971. The biggest you could get in 1973 was a 351 cobra jet.

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