Best Shades of Mustang BlueLast Updated August 4, 2019
Blue Mustangs have become a pastime of America’s iconic pony car. Some like black, some like gray, some like red, but many will always have an affinity for any Mustang dressed in blue. Whether you’re talking about the iconic Grabber Blue or more subtle colors like Kona or Deep Impact Blue, there is a shade of Mustang blue out there for everyone and their favorite muscle car.
Offered for three model years from 1968-1970, Gulfstream Aqua has always been a fan favorite between the three facelifts of the 1965-1973 First Generation Mustang. Especially as the years roll forward, many have come to love the calm, unique almost ocean-like look of Gulfstream Aqua on the Ford Mustang.
Moving forward through time in the realm of blue Mustangs comes Kona Blue. First introduced in 2010, Kona Blue ran until 2012 when it was replaced by Deep Impact Blue in 2013. Not to forget Kona Blue’s special feature on the 50th Anniversary 2015 Mustangs as a special order color for those unique cars.
Azure Blue is a unique and sought-after color for a very special reason - it only ran for two model years -- 2003 and 2004. Only available on the New Edge Mach 1, these Azure Blue Mustangs are still sought after today and in good condition are bringing top dollar. Not to mention there are many enthusiasts out there even painting their other Mustangs, like Fox Body builds, in Azure Blue. It simply is a sight to be held!
Moving to 2017, Lightning Blue is a new color to the Mustang. Standing somewhere in between a dark Deep Impact Blue and brighter Grabber Blue, Lightning Blue is a truly unique color in many different levels of light on the Mustang. Some say that Lighting Blue was an answer to the fans longing for Ford’s Liquid Blue which was featured on the Ford Performance vehicles throughout 2015-2016 including the new Raptor, Ford GT, Focus RS, GT350R and other models. Ford’s reasoning for not producing the highly popular Liquid Blue was due to the fact that the paint job was about $12,000 alone!
Deep Impact Blue
Perhaps a fan favorite of many S197 and S550 blue Mustangs, Deep Impact Blue is much like Kona Blue of the 2010-2012 model years, except in the sunlight there is more a purple hue to it. Because of that fact, Deep Impact Blue is darker and can almost appear black in some very dark environments.
Bright Atlantic Blue
We couldn’t make a best blue Mustangs list without including Bright Atlantic Blue, which is by far one of the most popular blues on SN95 Mustangs! And that’s for good reason; Bright Atlantic Blue is also a popular color to paint other Mustangs as well. It’s bright hue almost illuminates itself when the sun is shining!
Ah, Grabber Blue! Last but certainly not least is Grabber Blue. Offered on Mustangs from the factory in 1969-1972, 2010-2014 and 2017. Many perspective S550 owners leaped after Grabber Blue for the 2017 model year, as it is the only year to date where Grabber Blue was offered on the S550 platform.
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There’s nothing more American than red, white and BLUE. Being one of the most popular colors worn on America’s pony car, blue is worn proudly in many different shades. All the way from Bright Atlantic Blue to Deep Impact Blue and everything in between. Read on to learn more about our favorite blues for the Ford Mustang.
Changing your oil is very important when it comes to the longevity of your Mustang’s engine. Depending on the conditions you typically drive your Mustang in, it’s suggested that you change your oil on an average of every 5,000 miles with either full synthetic or a synthetic blend per Ford’s Owner’s Manual.
Being one of the largest automotive specialty products showcases in the world, The SEMA Show takes place in Las Vegas every November. Every year, this trade show draws in the best and brightest when it comes to automotive parts and the latest aftermarket products for your Mustang. Just last year, there were north of 2,500 parts debuted at SEMA with that number rising each year!
There’s no doubt that when a Mustang comes around the corner you can typically hear it coming from a mile away. Since their inception, Mustangs have been known as the iconic pony car with a rumbling, growling V8 ready to rock under the hood. That doesn’t stop at the engine, though. Enthusiasts choose the color of the Mustang based off their personality, the fact they want to wear their Mustang’s colors loud and proud. That’s what owning a Mustang is all about.
The most popular color of the Mustang since its inception in 1964 has by far been the shade of red. With over 20% of Mustangs leaving the factory bearing this eye-catching color, red screams look-at-me while surpassing the bar set so high by the throaty V8s under the hood. But which shades of Mustang red are the best?