8. Ford Mustang
Introduced at the New York World’s Fair on April 17, 1964, the Ford Mustang was instantly successful, selling 685,989 units by the end of 1965. The Mustang is one of the most iconic American muscle cars, with dozens of Mustang car clubs and a very prominent role in American cinema and TV. The most memorable display of the Mustang in film is its use in the film Bullit with Steve McQueen, hailed as the greatest car chase in film. McQueen drives a Mustang GT on a high speed chase through the streets of San Francisco. The Mustang’s popularity and power attract companies like Saleen, Rousch, and Shelby, which take a limited number of models and tune them up to be customized race machines available as limited edition models for the Ford Motor Company to sell. In total the Mustang has sold over 9.4 million units and remains popular to this day.