12 historic Ford Mustangs

With Ford's new Mustang unveiled Thursday, and the car's 50th anniversary in 2014, we asked collector car experts to tell us what the most important Mustangs through the years have been.

1964½ Ford Mustang

1965 ford mustang worlds fair
  • Value today: $22,100

As it prepares for the 50th anniversary of its iconic performance car, Ford has unveiled an all-new, completely re-engineered Mustang. The new car features a couple things that could give Mustang purists fits but Ford promises it will be the best Mustang ever.

Video: Big changes for the Ford Mustang

We asked the collector car experts at Hagerty Insurance to tell us what they thought were the most significant milestones in the Mustang's long life. They came up with these 12 cars. All values shown are for cars in very good, but not necessarily perfect, condition.

It all started in 1964 at the New York World's Fair where the Mustang was first officially revealed to the public. With a price that started at just under $2,400, the car captured America's affections in ways never seen before.

  @peterdrives - Last updated December 05 2013 05:01 PM ET
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