35. Ford Mustang Grande
Although late ‘60s and early ‘70s Mustangs are all about muscle, performance, and looks, Ford introduced an interesting new version. It became popular, showing the market’s interest in luxury. That car was the infamous Mustang Grande.
Available from 1969 to 1973, Ford sold the Mustang Grande only as a coupe with a V8 engine and vinyl roof. The Mustang Grande also had several exclusive colors, trim options, and interior decals. Ford aimed it at the customers who wanted Mustang excitement, but with Lincoln comfort. With Ford selling over 22,000 examples in the first year alone, it was clear the industry had to produce more luxury-oriented vehicles. And it was also apparent that the muscle car era was slowly fading away.