Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez
The legend says that the first movie to feature the then-new 1964 Mustang was not Goldfinger, but the French comedy, Le Gendarme de Saint-Tropez. Whatever the truth, this movie helped establish the popularity of the Mustang in Europe where it was as respected and sought-after as in the states.
Although a kind of forgotten baseball movie from the ’80s, Bull Durham is still a cool flick with a good selection of actors. However, it is cool since it features a beat-up 1968 Shelby GT 350 Convertible Kevin Costner drives. This is one of the rare times when you see a prized classic like a Shelby in not so great condition and as a daily driver.
Gone in 60 Seconds
The 2000 remake of the B production classic proved to be a box-office success and a cool movie for car fans everywhere. Of course, as in the original film, the leading role is, in fact, a special Mustang. In this case, it is the Shelby GT 500 E. The car proved to be so popular, the built thousands of replicas. The original one they used for the movie recently sold for a cool million dollars.
In 1968, the legendary actor Steve McQueen starred in the detective flick, Bullitt. He played a detective who drove a mean-looking ’68 GT390 Fastback. The movie was a standard crime drama typical for the period, but the car and car chase with a 1968 Dodge Charger was something else. In fact, it was so revolutionary, intense and dynamic that it became a legend of the movie world, launching the Highland Green Mustang into stardom. McQueen’s fastback is arguably the most legendary movie Mustang of all time.
The Thomas Crown Affair
Although the original movie from the late ’60s featured beach buggies and a yellow Ferrari, the remake from the ’90s had an interesting 1968 Shelby GT 350. In contrast to similar cars, they converted this Shelby for off-road driving. It had special tires, wide fenders, a roll bar and a spare on the back. This Mustang even had lights on the top. It was a cool looking vehicle and one of the coolest Mustangs ever to be featured on film.
This 1992 psychological thriller is famous thanks to Sharon Stone’s performance and the car chase with the Lotus Espirit. However, it is also remembered for the appearance of a dark red Mustang convertible Michael Douglas drives. The car endures a lot of torture and perfectly fits the photography and feel of the movie.
The proof that the Mustang is memorable even if it is not a flashy modified car is The Driver, a noir thriller featuring Ryan Gosling in the leading role. In this movie, Gosling is a driver for hire who drives a regular black 2011 GT model. However, the intense action, driving scenes and cool production make a hero car out of this ordinary-looking modern Mustang.
These are 20 of the coolest and most memorable movie Mustangs everybody knows and loves. Thanks to the Mustang, these movies will always be famous and watched often. Which one did you like the best?