46. Ford Mustang 1964–1968 United States
Here it is, the first American Pony car—a new class of sports-car coupes with long hoods and short rear decks. A monster in its own right, it gave rise to such awesome competitors as the Chevrolet Camaro, Pontiac Firebird, Dodge Challenger and others. Now on its sixth generation and going strong the Mustang is built by the Ford Motor Company and has remained one of the company’s most popular models since its debut in 1964. The 1965 Mustang was the first American car to win the Tiffany Gold Medal for excellence in design. Mustangs are no strangers to victory lane, either. The car has been a formidable racer since it first debuted more than fifty years ago.