Best Ford Mustang Quotes

Best Ford Mustang Quotes

Last Updated August 8, 2023 | Kevin Brent

The Ford Mustang has a legendary history as one of the most iconic American muscle cars of all time. It has cemented itself as a staple topic of discussion both in pop culture and with auto enthusiasts for its rare combination of raw power and unique looks.

Over the years, tons of notable industry leaders, enthusiasts, and celebrities have had something to say about the Mustang, which has led to some very quotable Ford Mustang sayings.

Check out the list below of our picks for the best Mustang quotes of all time, as well as some from the Mustang community. Feel free to also take advantage of our easy-to-use Mustang-themed templates to share your favorite quotes on social media.

John Wick Mustang quote
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Carroll Shelby Mustang racing quote
Ford vs Ferrari Mustang quote
Carroll Shelby Mustang drive it quote
Mustang Week participant quote
Ford vs Ferrari race committee quote
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Mustang Quotes from Famous Figures

“It was fun to blow off a Porsche with a $3900 1965 Shelby GT350 Mustang” - Carroll Shelby


“Mustang is meant to be driven so that one can enjoy the hell out of all of it.” - Carroll Shelby


Carroll Shelby Mustang quote

“Ford Mustang is the hottest car in the industry, and its performance on the street and in the showrooms is beating everyone's expectations.” - Steve Lyons, Professional Baseball Player


“When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” - Henry Ford


I've always been asked, 'What is my favorite car?' and I've always said 'The next one.' - Carroll Shelby


“I don't design cars. I'm not a designer. I know what I desire to be built, I know what the end result is, the horsepower, the competition we'll be working against - but I leave it to the people who work with me to put it all together. I don't do anything.” - Carroll Shelby


“Don't just look and clean your Ford Mustang. Go drive it.” - Carroll Shelby


Mustang Movie Quotes

“You can't win a race by committee.” - Ford vs. Ferrari


“Put a Ford type driver in the Ford car, Mr. Shelby. That's the Ford way.” - Ford vs. Ferrari


“How much for the car? She is not for sale.” - John Wick


Mustang Quotes from Auto Industry Figures and Advertisements

"Presenting the unexpected, Mustang has the look, the fire, the flavor of the great European car. Yet it's as American as its name... and as practical as its price." - Advertising Copy for the 1965 Mustang


Ford vs Ferrari Mustang Quote

“The car seemed alive as it was being modeled with its long hood, short deck, and sophisticated greenhouse. I could tell that Iacocca (Ford division general manager) was pleased by the sparkle in his eye and the way his cigar rolled around in his mouth.” - Joe Oros, Chief Stylist for the Mustang


“The Mustang set off a revolution almost to the level of the Model T in terms of making a cool sports car affordable to the average person. When you were driving a Mustang, you were special. You were noticed. You stood out. And today the Mustang delivers the same attributes.” - Bob Witter, Ford Global Brand Entertainment


"The Mustang was more than just an automobile. It was an explosion of joy and libido. Before the pony car, there were dreadnought Buicks and Chevys and Chryslers, titanic and finned. Or sleek vehicles of impossible price, mostly foreign jobs you could buy only if you wore an ascot." - David Von Drehle, Washington Post


“Bred first… to be first” - Advertising Copy for the 1967 Mustang


“Only Mustang makes it happen.” - Advertising Copy for the 1967 Mustang


“It takes more than good looks to stay number one. You've got to set trends, make changes, and offer more, if you want to stay the best. Only Mustang does it all. And that's a fact.” - Advertising Copy for the 1970 Mustang


“In the beginning, the Ford code name (for the Mustang) was “Special Falcon.” But the naming itself was a long process, one of the toughest tasks for any automobile company. I honestly don't remember who came up with “Mustang,” although I still have in my desk drawer an actual metal piece that looks like a production name-plate. It has a checkered flag and a green flag, and says “Torino.” That name was being pushed pretty hard.” - Donald Petersen, Product Planner for the '65 Mustang


“In the Ford Studio, we could only afford one (clay) model due to our continuing design load for cars and heavy trucks. We split our model to have two sides to hedge our bets, two sides coming off the same greenhouse (roof) with the same front and back.” - Joe Oros, Chief Stylist for the Mustang


“The Mustang was successful originally because it was right on target and met expectations. However, after 1968, the car lost its identity for a few years. The corporation was trying to do all things for all people and the public didn't know what the car was.” - Gale Halderman, Mustang Designer


Mustang Quotes from Mustang Enthusiasts

“You asked me which color Mustang I wanted, and I said I wanted one of each.”- Jay Zeigler, CJ Pony Parts Owner


Jay Zeigler Mustang quote

“When my left leg can't push the clutch in anymore, then I'll decide what I'll do with my Mustang.” - Mustang Week Participant


“I had always dreamed of restoring a '71 Mach 1 as a kid. I grew up and got married, but my dream never changed.” -'71 Mustang Mach 1 Owner


“My first car was a '65 Mustang coupe with a tired blue flaking paint job and one black front fender, but it was (and still is) one of my greatest prides in life.”-Joe, '65 Mustang Owner


“The Fox was probably my first look into a real car, probably creating the obsession. I remember going for rides and begging for my parents to put the top down.” -Nick, Mustang Enthusiast


Share Your Favorite Mustang Quote

The Mustang community has some of the most enthusiastic and connected fans. If you find a quote about Mustangs that speaks to you, we made it easy for you to share it with the community.

Grab one of the template images below and add your favorite Mustang quote for an easy post to show your Ford pride. These pictures are already sized for Instagram, so they're ready for sharing.

If you're hungry for more quick Mustang-related content, be sure to check out our CJ Pony Parts Instagram account for tons of quick tips, testimonials, and memes for the biggest pony car fans. Also check out our list of the most interesting Mustang facts.



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