FLUSHING, Mich. - Over the course of 50 years, a lot can change - new technology surfaces, fashion goes out of style, and people's tastes change. All of this is relevant for the Ford Mustang as it is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary. That is 5 decades of new technology, Mustang bodies, and colors. To celebrate five decades, here's a look at 50 years of Ford Mustang Color Favorites.
Starting in the 1960's, blue reigned supreme with nearly 30 percent of all Ford Mustangs in 1968 being produced with the understated color. This is especially impressive considering Ford offered six different shades at the time, blue being one of them.
As time progressed, Ford tried out unique hues such as green, yellow, and brown - all of which phased out pretty quickly due to unpopularity. In fact, brown was so unpopular that a Mustang has not been produced in the shade since 1989. However, Ford will occasionally bring back green and yellow as limited edition Mustangs such as the Bullitt and Boss 302.
On the subject of vibrant hues, Ford has also been known to introduce unexpected color options from time to time. This includes the hot playboy pink Mustang in 1967 and a color-shifting Mystichrome SVT Cobra in 2004. Today the Mustang has a 'Gotta Have It Green' option - an eclectic color that is sure to leave its mark on Ford Mustang color history.
50 years of Ford Mustang color favorites and red has revealed itself to be the all-time favorite of Mustang colors. In fact, 21 percent of all Mustangs ever sold have come in a red shade. However, black is the current best-selling Mustang exterior paint color, claiming 28 percent of all 2013 Mustangs sold.
If you'd like to see the color options for the current Ford Mustang, check out our 2014 Ford Mustang Brochure! After you find a color you like, stop by our dealership and we'll set you up with a test drive! We're located at 1510 E. Pierson Road, Flushing, MI 48433. Feel free to give us a call at (810) 659-5688 with any questions you may have. Family-owned and operated, Delehanty Ford has been serving the Greater Genesee County area for over 65 years with customer satisfaction as our top priority. Our sales and service departments are dedicated to providing the best experience for every customer.