Elizabeth TaylorEnlarge Photo
Countless celebrities have driven Ford Mustangs. You probably aren't one of them, and frankly, we aren't either. But no matter: the great thing about the Mustang is that it's a Car of the People. Over its four and a half decade run, the Mustang has remained sleek and stylish (apart from a brief period in the 70s when Ford's design team discovered Harvey Wallbangers), and yet it's also remained within reach of buyers on a budget.
Despite its affordability, stars have flocked to the car in droves, so hammering out a comprehensive list of celebs who've sat behind the Mustang's wheel wouldn't be easy. Not only has the model been in scores, if not hundreds of movies, but also, we're lazy and kind of hungover (Tuesday is half-price margarita night). Exhaustive research? Not on our to-do list.
Instead, we've come up with a much shorter list -- a list of our five favorite celebrity Mustang sightings, to celebrate the relaunch of the Mustang 5.0. (See what we did there?) We know we're leaving lots of celebs on the cutting room floor, but hey, they're used to that.
NB: We are aware that Liz Taylor isn't motoring in a 'Stang in that photo above. In fact, we think it's a T-bird. But we just had to work that shot in somewhere, right?
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All cards on the table: we kind of think Tim Allen is a tool. (Get it?) However, this clip of the guy in a burnout faceoff with the 1990s version of Jay Leno earns him a hall pass. Check it:
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Bill Clinton's 1967 Ford MustangEnlarge Photo
While our current prez enjoyed the Chrysler 300 and Ford Escape Hybrid before his move to Pennsylvania Avenue, the Man from Hope once drove a classic 1967 Ford Mustang drop-top. Cigars and blue dresses aside, that's class, ladies and gentlemen -- though to be fair, the stories of the Clintons driving it around, reliving their glory days, with him in his high school sweater and her in her high school skirt, kinda creeps us out.