New Mustang exhibit comes to Petersen Automotive Museum

May 5, 2014 12:00 AM

There's a reason why the Ford Mustang has solidified its status as not only a successful car, but a legendary one. Boasting excellence in style, design and overall craftsmanship, it's no surprise that this model has long been a favorite among auto enthusiasts. With adequate upkeep and vehicle maintenance, the Mustang is bound to last any owner for a long time.

If you happen to be a big fan of the Mustang, it's an exciting time - and not just because 2014 marks the original's 50th anniversary. Autoblog reported that Ford recently launched an all-new Mustang, and as a result, has planned a series of commemorative celebrations around the vehicle through the end of the year. One such event is the new exhibit at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles: "Mustangs Forever: 50 Years of a Legend."

The collection will feature a selection of 20 models spanning the generations from the time it was introduced in 1964. A few highlights include the convertible that Ronald Reagan drove in 1965, a 1971 March 1 Cobra Jet and a 2006 Shelby GT-H. Also on display will be a 1974 Mustang II, 1993 SVT Cobra and a 2000 Cobra R. There will even be a special section with limited-edition models. Yahoo News pointed out that many of the Mustangs in this exhibit have special connections and significance in relation to California, which is fitting considering the museum's location. The source also noted that several other models will eventually be added, like a 1971 Eleanor Mustang from "Gone in 60 Seconds."

"Whether outfitted for performance, luxury, or economy, the Mustang's identity has remained strong and consistent in a way that has stood the test of time," writes the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Thankfully, Mustang enthusiasts have some time to travel for this unique exhibit, which ends October 18.

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