Ford Mustang 390 GT
The Mustang got its first redesign in 1967 when Ford introduced a slightly bigger, more luxurious model. The design was even better and more elegant, and the options list was longer than ever. Performance lovers finally got a big block option in the form of the 390 FE V8 engine, which produced 325 HP. However, if you are thinking this was a crazy-fast Mustang that burned rubber in any gear, think again.
The 390 GT was fast and powerful, but it was more of a Grand Tourer than a muscle car. The reason was that Ford got the engine from their Thunderbird. So, it was more suited for effortless cruising than for drag racing. With bigger dimensions than the 1967 to 68 Mustang and better equipment, this was the perfect engine for making a compact luxury coupe.
However, the 390 GT Mustang was immortalized by the legendary Steve McQueen when it appeared as a co-star of the famous detective flick, Bullitt, in 1968. The Highland Green 390 Fastback made history with one of the best car chases ever on film, which propelled the 390 engine to legendary status.