He may be a few months late to the party, but in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, Jay Leno has delivered a short video in which he runs down which of the Blue Oval's pony cars from the past 50 years are his favorites.

The list is pretty darn similar to our own, with some of the big names from the Mustang's half century making an appearance, while there are three or four cars here that we think you'll be pretty surprised by.

Take a look below for this short video from Jay Leno's Garage.


I'm reporting this comment as:

Reported comments and users are reviewed by Autoblog staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week to determine whether they violate Community Guideline. Accounts are penalized for Community Guidelines violations and serious or repeated violations can lead to account termination.


    • 1 Second Ago
  • 50 Comments
      Arturo Rios Jr.
      • 6 Months Ago
      Those were some interesting cars. I myself like the 1965 fastback & shelby 350, 1967 Bullitt, 1969 Boss 302, 1980s Notchback 5.0, 2000 SVT Cobra R, 2003 SVT Cobra, 2013 Boss 302 and 2014 shelby GT500.
      Jaybird248
      • 6 Months Ago
      For design, I'd add the '79 Fox body Mustang GT hatchback. Designer Jack Telnack completely reimagined the car and did so beautifully. Since then, it's gone back to the original look but Jack's was a worthy detour.
      jhnnymck4
      • 6 Months Ago
      If you have a strong passion you can buy more than you think!
      • 6 Months Ago
      While some of the Mustangs Jay talked about, I think he left out the best. The 1969 Mustang Fastback. The 1969 Boss 302 V8, holds a special place in my heart. This was my first car, and I really enjoyed this car.
      kajohns1964
      • 6 Months Ago
      I owned a 1977 Mustang II with a 302 and 4speed. Quick and good handling car. If it wasn't for the Mustang II the Mustang brand would have died.
        oRenj9
        • 6 Months Ago
        @kajohns1964
        It's the second best selling generation Mustang ever, following only the original.
      jesscott
      • 6 Months Ago
      I'll agree with that list wholeheartedly. And I dream of having a 2015 to sit next to my 66, but alas....the lottery may be needed for that.
      Crazyman762
      • 6 Months Ago
      If I was to be given the Mustang of my choice without a doubt it would be a 65 Shelby GT350. On a more affordable level it would be a 69 Mach 1. I have wanted 1 since about 1978 but it has not magically appeared in my life yet!
        Gary Wells
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Crazyman762
        my first car was a 69 mach when all my friends parents were getting them new 81 z28`s and trans am`s I killed them all at the high school drags with a car I bought myself!! good times!!
      JayP
      • 6 Months Ago
      The kid and I watched the video and he gave me the that sideways look when Leno said the SVO was "supercharged". It's hard to lose credibility with a 12 yr old. So there you go Jay. My son know more about Mustangs that you do.
        oRenj9
        • 6 Months Ago
        @JayP
        A supercharger is a device that used to increase the pressure inside of an internal combustion engine. A turbocharger is a type of supercharger; the word is a portmanteau of (gas) turbine-supercharger. It's not uncommon for older gearheads to use the words interchangeably. If you replace the gas turbine with a belt-driven one, a turbocharger becomes a centrifugal supercharger.
        Tom Zizzo
        • 6 Months Ago
        @JayP
        It did have a turbo, technically not supercharged, but yeah, I said the same thing when I heard that.
      Dennis
      • 6 Months Ago
      Jays list was good, but.. Jay, How could you not have either a CJ 428 or the Great Boss 429 on your list?? But i do agree with Steve McQueens "Bullet"... !!
        Gary Wells
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Dennis
        69 scj mach was my first car great times that I will never forget and have been trying to buy it back for 25 years!!
      Avinash Machado
      • 6 Months Ago
      Great list.
      Red-eye
      • 6 Months Ago
      What do I care what Jay Leno thinks about mustangs or any car? He is a talk show host with MILLIONS of dollars to spend on his car collection. He can afford to buy the best, rarest and most expensive.
        Gorgenapper
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Red-eye
        Pure ignorance here, people, with a healthy side of jealousy. I'll tell you why you should care. Ironically it is for the same reason why you said you don't care - his money. He is independently wealthy and is not beholden to anybody. I feel that his opinions are untainted by outside influence because nobody can tell him what to spend his money on. Being human, he is naturally prone to error and bias like the rest of us, but at least he isn't a sock puppet for any car manufacturer like the guys over at Motortrend, C&D, R&T, etc etc. He's in a unique position of being a celebrity with boatloads of money, and lots of 'star power' (the ability to get practically anybody to show up at his doorstep) and is also a true car enthusiast with the inclination to share his enthusiasm with the rest of us through YouTube. At least that's the way I see it.
          Thunderbuck
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          Leno does this stuff because he LIKES to. The cynic in me whispers that he did this video--and included the new 'Stang--to maintain good relations with Ford's PR department, but even there, he doesn't HAVE to take the time to do this stuff. Nor does he have to write a column for Popular Mechanics. I don't always agree with what he has to say, either, but he generally IS well-informed and he not only gets his hands on some really interesting iron, he ropes in some really interesting people from time to time. I'd LOVE to spend a day with him just hanging out in his garage.
          vroooomy
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          Very well put
          Eggmania
          • 6 Months Ago
          @Gorgenapper
          there is truth to this yet. 'ford asked me to name my top ten favorite mustangs' shots of newest version of mustang incospiculousy strewn throughout the video. i havent watched the video yet but i bet the new one is in the top ten. you really think he wasnt paid for this?
        Allaround
        • 6 Months Ago
        @Red-eye
        Red-eye, I think you answered your own question! its because of those things that you should care. Why should you care what Chris Harris thinks? Or Walter Rohl? Or Jeremy Clarkson? Or anyone else?? Why should you care what Autoblog thinks?? Leno is a bonifide car nut with access and experience to any car he wants. He has years of experience finding, driving, restoring and reviewing cars. i'm grateful Leno has chosen to make his videos. I love them and many times he has the cars' designers right there talking about the cars.
      rockys18
      • 6 Months Ago
      Picking 10 good mustangs? wow I'd have a hard time finding that many
    • Load More Comments