The most valuable Mustangs from every generation

Asia's Tech News Daily

Interested in the Mustang’s longtime rival? Check out the most valuable Chevrolet Camaros, here.

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty

Of the more than 10 million Mustangs Ford has produced in the last six decades, the vast majority have been affordable and remain so to this day. And thank goodness for that. Mustangs are the lifeblood of the collector car hobby precisely because they’re genuinely cool and genuinely attainable. They’re consistently among the most popular cars we get calls about insuring, and it comes from collectors of all ages—millennials love ’em as much as baby boomers do. They’re also highly sought after by collectors abroad.

However, in the same way you can find thousand-dollar pairs of blue jeans, there are some truly expensive ponies out there. Here are the most valuable Mustangs from each generation, per the latest edition of the Hagerty Price Guide.

First Generation (1965–73): 1969–70 Boss Mustang 429

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Mecum

#2 (Excellent) condition average value: $259,000

Let’s start by acknowledging the omission here: The most valuable Mustang from the first generation—or any generation, for that matter—is the 1965 Shelby GT350R, which currently has an average condition #2 value of $898,000. But let’s also acknowledge that the ‘Stangs turned out by Carroll Shelby’s outfit are a whole other ball of wax, with their own legend and lore.

What the Boss 429 illustrates is that Mustangs are to be taken seriously in their own right. That was the general idea behind the car back in 1969. By that point, the pony car craze that Ford had started with its 289-powered compact had spun wonderfully out of control, to the effect that every Detroit automaker was exploring how big a V-8 it could offer in its small two-door model. To re-assert dominance—and meet homologation rules for NASCAR—Ford stuffed its beastly 429 V-8, replete with aluminum heads, into 1360 Mustangs in 1969 and 1970.

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Mecum

The Boss 429 option brought a near 40 percent surcharge over the more streetable Boss 302, meaning those who bought them in era needed relatively deep pockets and a one-track mind. Nevertheless, a young street racer who bought one new and held onto it would now find it has matured into a nice retirement nest egg. One brought to auction earlier this year (pictured) sold for $385,000.

Second Generation (1974–78): 1976–78 Mustang II Cobra II

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Ford

#2 (Excellent) condition average value: $31,900

“Wasn’t the ’70s a drag, you know?” So observed John Lennon in an interview just hours before his death. Considering the drop off in performance and coolness from the Boss above to the peak Mustang from the following generation, it’s hard to disagree with him. Yet the Mustang II was—in its way—ambitious. Whereas other manufacturers allowed their muscle cars to slowly fade through the Me Decade with progressively weaker engines and bigger fenders, Ford attempted to reinvent the Mustang as a smaller, more accessible car and, in so doing, bring it back to its roots. Kind of like punk rock. Of course, the Mustang II isn’t exactly Sid Vicious, which is why even well-preserved examples of the most powerful version, the Cobra II, can be had for used-car money. That said, Mustang IIs are appreciating faster on a percentage basis than any other car on this list. Perhaps collectors living through the 2020s—which, if we’re being honest, have also been a drag so far—finally appreciate these miniature Mustangs.

Third Generation (1979–93): 1993 5.0 SVT Cobra R

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Mecum

#2 (Excellent) condition average value: $93,900

We’re on the record as calling the SVT Cobra 5.0 a poster child for rising values of 1990s cars. And why shouldn’t they be? The Special Vehicles Team’s take on the 5.0 was both a fitting swan song for the Fox-body and a foreshadowing of the absurdly capable special-edition Mustangs sold today. The SVT-version of Ford’s famous mighty mouse got an aggressive camshaft and special cylinder heads, lifting output to 235 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. Since by this point Mustangs were as much about handling as straight-line speed, the Cobra also got seventeen-inch wheels (a big deal in ’93) and four-wheel disc brakes The race-ready Cobra R ditched the rear seats, radio, and A/C while adding larger brakes, engine oil cooler, power steering cooler, and Koni shocks and struts.

Fox-body Mustangs have been appreciating across the board in recent years, thanks largely to the fact that the people who grew up with them, Gen–Xers, are now the prime movers on the collector car market. Due to the R’s extras and rarity—just 107 were built—it’s at the head of the pack.

Fourth Generation (1994–04): 2000 Cobra R

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Mecum

#2 (Excellent) condition average value: $53,200

One of the secrets to the Mustang’s success over the decades has been its engineers’ unerring ability to do more with less. The fourth-gen Cobra is a prime example. By the year 2000, state-of-the-art sports cars from Japan and Germany bristled with turbocharged engines and sophisticated chassis electronics. Even the Mustang’s crosstown rivals, the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird, were benefiting from some trickle-down updates courtesy of the C5 Corvette. In contrast, Mustang partisans at Ford had weathered an attempt to replace the car with a front-driver by updating the Fox-body platform on a tight budget.

It’s hard to imagine anything that shared origins with a ’70s Fairmont keeping up with contemporaries like the Mark IV Toyota Supra, yet the Cobra R does and then some. Thanks to a 385-hp, 5.4-liter V-8 and a serious diet, the car hits 60 mph in well under 5 seconds. It also acquits itself well on a race track, courtesy its beefed-up Bilstein dampers and independent rear suspension. Those credentials hold up even today, making this most-valuable of SN-95-chassis Mustangs something of a performance bargain, to boot.

Fifth Generation (2004–2014): 2013–2014 Shelby GT500 convertible*

The most valuable Mustangs from every generation
© Provided by Hagerty Kayla Keenan

#2 (Excellent) condition average value: $76,200

With apologies to Hellcat lovers, it was really this supercharged Mustang that hurtled us into the gonzo era of muscle car performance. Its 500-hp V-8 is the prime attraction—those who want a true track focus can find that in spades in the contemporary Boss 302. The GT500 is all about the cacophony of supercharger whine, exhaust, and tortured rubber. No wonder, then, collectors are willing to pay a premium to be able to put the top down and hear more of that wonderful noise. The convertibles, on average, bring some $7000 more than the coupes.

*We included this Shelby on our list in recognition of the fact that the modern GT500 is a Ford effort, through and through. In the interest of splitting hairs, we didn’t include the GT500 Super Snake, which benefits from a bevy of Shelby American-developed aftermarket upgrades and is, as such, worth a bit more.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Two Fan-Favorite 90 Day Fiancé Couples Are Getting Their Own Spinoffs

© Provided by CinemaBlend Shaun Robinson on 90 Day Bares All The 90 Day Fiancé series is notorious for showcasing big drama between its endless assortment of couples, as well ... Read more »

BJP unveils manifesto, health, transportation and security in focus

© Provided by The Indian Express THE BENGAL BJP on Wednesday unveiled its manifesto for the upcoming Kolkata civic polls, emphasising health, education, culture and transparency. The party also promised ... Read more »

Recall vote tightens for Seattle socialist in latest count

SEATTLE (AP) — The vote in a recall effort against a socialist Seattle City Councilmember tightened considerably Wednesday as more mail ballots were counted, meaning it would be at least ... Read more »

Knicks' Julius Randle living up to vow ‘to be better'

INDIANAPOLIS — Julius Randle vowed “to be better” following the Knicks’ third straight loss Saturday against the Nuggets, so taking nearly three quarters to record his first field goal three ... Read more »

Chile's Congress Approves Marriage Equality

Chile gay pride Both houses of Chile’s Congress have voted to legalize same-sex marriage, and President Sebastian Piñera is expected to sign the marriage bill into law. The lower house ... Read more »

Boris Johnson faces Tory anger over Plan B switch amid Christmas party row

Boris Johnson is facing anger from Tory MPs after he hastily triggered a switch to his Plan B for <a href="/tag/coronavirus-restrictions“>coronavirus restrictions to tackle the Omicron variant as Downing Street ... Read more »

Father and son arrested for allegedly sparking Caldor Fire

Nearly four months after the Caldor Fire broke out, two men have been arrested for allegedly starting the massive blaze. The fire burned more than 200,000 acres and destroyed hundreds of ... Read more »

Meadows files suit against Jan. 6 committee after panel moves to hold him in contempt

Former President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows is suing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack, after the panel ... Read more »

Politicians won't rest until everyone but the rich has to go on Medicaid

Over a third of New York‘s population is enrolled in Medicaid. Getty Images More than half the Empire State’s Medicaid beneficiaries are now above the poverty line, the Empire Center ... Read more »

Zendaya channels 1960s sci-fi fantasy character Barbarella in see-through outfit

ZENDAYA takes the lunge into kooky fashion as she models an outfit with a see-through chest. The actress and singer, 25, wore knee-high boots with the quirky ensemble for Interview ... Read more »

Tom Holland Reveals Which Marvel Hero Would Beat His Spider-Man Every Single Time

Tinseltown/Shutterstock The release date of Marvel’s “Spider-Man: No Way Home” is fast approaching. Directed by Jon Watts and written by Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers, “No Way Home” focuses on ... Read more »

Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject Harvard affirmative action case

1 / 2Biden administration asks U.S. Supreme Court to reject Harvard affirmative action caseFILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court issues rulings in Washington By Nate Raymond BOSTON (Reuters) – U.S. ... Read more »

It's time for SUNY Chancellor James Malatras to be removed

SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras is under fire over his own alleged abusive workplace behavior. Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images Andrew Cuomo is gone. CNN’s Chris Cuomo is gone. Human Rights ... Read more »

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage as major election draws near

Chile's government passed a law Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage, a landmark decision in the historically-conservative and Catholic Latin American nation, according to multiple reports. The South American country is ... Read more »

Jennifer Aniston saw a numerologist — and discovered she's a 'late-bloomer'

LOS ANGELES — As “Friends” came to a close, Jennifer Aniston didn’t exactly have her future mapped out. While speaking at The Hollywood Reporter’s Women in Entertainment breakfast Wednesday, Aniston ... Read more »

KBC 13: TMKOC's Jethalal daydreams about Babita; Amitabh Bachchan snaps him back to the game

© Provided by Pinkvilla ven after more than two decades, Amitabh Bachchan’s KBC keeps its audience always waiting for the next episode. One of the reasons behind this mega success ... Read more »

From Tom Cruise to Tom Holland, showbiz is flooded with Toms – who is the greatest? Play our Tom Trumps game to find out

WE all go a bomb on Tom – the three-letter name that’s the one for fellas to have these days, from superhero actors to sex symbols and national treasures. Our ... Read more »

Scott Peterson resentenced to life in prison without parole

A 2005 file photo of Scott Peterson being transported to San Quentin Prison. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A judge on Wednesday resentenced Scott Peterson to life in prison without the possibility ... Read more »

Talented dad turns windows into festive works of art with spray-on snow

A TALENTED dad of two has created a series of unique festive window art using spray-on snow. Scott Wilcock has brought to life iconic Christmas characters and stunning scenes from ... Read more »

Australia news live update: Qld and NT pass 80% vaccinated; Victoria records 1,232 Covid cases and nine deaths; 420 cases and one death in NSW

© Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP Australian deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce has returned a positive Covid test in Washington, DC. LIVE – Updated at 00:30 A trivia night at a Sydney ... Read more »

Letitia James wants state to fund abortions for non-NY residents

Letitia James wants to create a fund to pay for abortions sought by women who live outside of New York. Mark Vergari/The Journal News / USA Today Network/Sipa USA Attorney ... Read more »

Gap closes in recall race of Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant

© Provided by KOMO-TV Seattle Preliminary results Wednesday showed Seattle voters narrowly in favor of recalling socialist City Councilmember Kshama Sawant, a firebrand who pushed the city to adopt a ... Read more »

How will Plan B affect the economy?

© Getty Images Faced with the threat of cases of the new Omicron variant of Covid doubling every two to three days, the prime minister has imposed a new set ... Read more »

Mining companies express worry over Ecuador court ruling

© Reuters/POOL FILE PHOTO: COP26 in Glasgow By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s mining industry is threatened by legal uncertainty, the sector’s guild said on Wednesday, citing a decision ... Read more »

How to clear your iPhone's 'Other' storage to save extra space

© fizkes/Getty Images How to clear your iPhone’s ‘Other’ storage to save extra space Your iPhone’s “Other” storage category can take up a lot of space on your device. Now ... Read more »

UPDATE: Decatur police charge women with shooting into occupied vehicle

Dec. 8—Decatur police said two female suspects turned themselves in this afternoon and were charged with shooting into an occupied vehicle near the Gordon Drive overpass early today. Police said ... Read more »

The people changing jobs so they can make a difference

© Joe Flynn Joe Flynn says his new job is perfect for someone who is a vegan Like millions of people around the world, the pandemic spurred Joe Flynn to ... Read more »

Innocent New Yorkers pay the price for state's shoddy bail ‘reforms'

Darrell Johnson had been freed without bail on an earlier assault case. For years now, the Legislature’s turned a deaf ear to our calls for effective reform of the disastrous ... Read more »

Watch one million tiny turtles be released into Amazon River in Brazil

Go forth and prosper, little snappers. On Tuesday, as part of a binational conservation project, one million Amazon River turtles were released into a river close to the border between ... Read more »

Let it go: Clint Frazier needs to move on from rocky Yankees tenure

If I worked for the Yankees and read Clint Frazier’s tweets on Tuesday, I’d nod knowingly. If I worked for the Cubs and did the same? I wouldn’t necessarily shake ... Read more »

Halo Infinite Blind Skull location

© Provided by GamePur Skulls in the Halo series have always required players to take some interesting routes to reach them. That being said, with Halo Infinite moving to an ... Read more »

People in their 30s and 40s to be offered booster jab this month as roll-out to be accelerated

© Alamy Stock Photo THE BOOSTER PROGRAMME is to be accelerated, with appointments for a third dose of the vaccine to begin to be offered to people in their 30s ... Read more »

The Best Cable Ties

© Credits: Image by NorGal on iStock Set of cable ties on a purple surface Cables can be a nightmare to manage, and cable ties are an easy and convenient ... Read more »

Apple wins delay of Epic antitrust ruling, stay granted on App Store payment changes

© Provided by Dot Esports Apple won’t be allowing developers to implement in-app links to external payment methods this week. The company won a reprieve today that will allow it ... Read more »

Jurors dismiss racketeering charge against Gypsy Joker gang member Kenneth Hause

Two members of the Gypsy Joker Outlaw Motorcycle Club have been found guilty of racketeering conspiracy charges in the 2015 kidnapping and murder of former Portland club member Robert Huggens. ... Read more »

Policy Watch: RBI holds rates, says recovery needs support

© Provided by The Financial Express Given demand for credit remains subdued, loan rates on products like home loans could stay low in a competitive environment. Reserve Bank of India ... Read more »

Doctors' body writes to CM, seeks rollback of move to pull down institute

© Provided by The Indian Express THE REGIONAL Institute of Ophthalmology (RIO) of the Calcutta Medical College is on the verge of being demolished and a trauma care centre is ... Read more »

Rise in deferrals of university places prompts concerns about more competition

© PA Wire University students wellbeing The number of school leavers from the UK who deferred their places at university this year increased, Ucas figures show. Overall, a total of ... Read more »

Best Silicone Work Mat

© Credits: Image by Vera Aksionava on iStock Solder coil on a silicone work mat Whether you’re just beginning to tinker with your tech or a professional in need of ... Read more »

What's a Vacation Club? And Are They Worth the Huge Expense?

© Provided by Fodor’s As the world gets more crowded, vacation options seem to get more limited. Hotels are always booked during peak travel season and come with exorbitant costs, ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic