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Mustang Books for Mustang Enthusiasts


As a writer, there's nothing I enjoy more than writing about the Ford Mustang. Well, nothing more than actually getting behind the wheel of one. That said, I'm not the first writer to share this admiration. Many have come before me, and many will surely follow. I mean, really, what's not to love about the Ford Mustang?

That said, I've gathered a collection of Ford Mustang books for those looking to study up on one of the finest vehicles in automotive history. Whether you're a fan of the classic, a late-model fan, or a fan of both, you'll find something here to suit your needs.

Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography

Carroll Shelby: The Authorized Biography
Photo Courtesy of Motorbooks
Released shortly before his passing, this authorized biography by Rinsey Mills takes us through the life of the iconic legend, Carroll Shelby. This book is the complete, authorized biography of Carroll Shelby and includes images from Shelby's personal collection.

Mustang Genesis: The Creation of the Pony Car

Mustang Genesis: The Creation of the Pony Car
Photo Courtesy of McFarland & Company
Who better to write a Mustang book than a Mustang enthusiast? Bob Fria, the author of this book, is the owner of the first VIN numbered pre-production Mustang hardtop, 5F07U100002. The book, which is licensed by Ford Motor Co., takes a detailed look at the history of the Ford Mustang's conception, including the Fairlane Committee, then and now. It also features an introduction by Lee Iacocca.

Weekend Projects for your Mustang 2005-Today

Weekend Projects for your Mustang 2005-Today
Photo Courtesy of Motorbooks
Ford’s Mustang is the most popular American performance car of all time, and it’s supported by a huge aftermarket devoted to increasing its performance and improving its looks. This book includes more than 52 weekend projects for the Mustang enthusiast.

Muscle Cars

Muscle Cars
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The 1960s and early 1970s were the age of raw American automotive power. Whether it was a classic Hemi ‘Cuda, Pontiac GTO, Charger, or Boss Mustang, big engines were king at local drag strips and cruises. This book includes more than 360 images, with a page for each muscle car model, including performance stats, trivia, and more.

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes

The Complete Book of Shelby Automobiles: Cobras, Mustangs and Super Snakes
Photo Courtesy of Motorbooks

This book covers Shelby American's forty-plus years; from the first Cobra produced in 1962 to the Shelby GT500KR Mustang. The book is some serious reading, at around 256 pages, but well worth it.

Mustang by David Newhardt

This book includes more than 250 photos of more than 80 different Ford Mustangs. It also includes detailed performance stats and important historical dates.

Mustang 1964 1/2-1973 Restoration Guide by Tom Corcoran and Earl Davis

This restoration guide is loaded with photos, codes, charts, and original factory literature for Mustangs 1964 1/2 through 1973. It also includes part numbers as well as restoration tips and time savers.

Mustang 1979-2004 Buyer's Guide by Brad Bowling

Looking for a Fox Body Mustang? Well, this book is a good place to get detailed information on Mustangs 1979-2004.

Mustang 2005: A New Breed of Pony Car by Matt DeLorenzo

The 2005 Mustang marked the beginning of a new era of Pony Car. This book traces its evolution from design to the assembly line, and beyond. This book aims to explain how Ford Group Vice President of Design J. Mays and the Ford team created the all new Mustang.

Mustang 5.0 Performance Projects by Huw Evans

This book is designed to help owners make the most of their 5-liter Mustangs. It features 35 different performance projects ranging from beginner to advanced.
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