Celebrities, past and present, love their Mustangs. Just ask Jay Leno, Patrick Dempsey, or Funkmaster Flex, all proud owners of a Ford Mustang.
In a celebrity driven world in which BMWs, Mercedes-Benzs, Hummers, and Cadillac Escalades all seem to rule the roost, it's great to see these folks haven't lost sight of pony-car pride.
1. Jay Leno/1965 Shelby Mustang 350 GT
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Jay Leno, the king of late night, is known for his collection of cars. In fact, he reportedly drives a different one to work each day. In his collection is a 1965 Shelby Mustang GT 350. Talk about a true car collector. Jay has all the bases covered.
2. President Bill Clinton/1967 Mustang Convertible
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President Bill Clinton, 1993-2001, owned a 1967 Ford Mustang Convertible
before he entered office. Clinton said he found it hard to leave the car behind in Arkansas when he moved into the White House.
3. Charlie Sheen/1966 Ford Mustang GT & 1968 Shelby Mustang
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In addition to acting on the big and small screen, veteran actor Charlie Sheen has also been the owner of several Mustangs. One Mustang, a Classic 1966 GT
, is on display at Galpin Auto Sports in Van Nuys, Calif. Another, a 1968 Shelby, was featured in the movie "Money Talks"
4. Patrick Dempsey/1965 Ford Mustang Coupe
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Dempsey loves his Mustangs. In fact, he races a specially-built Mustang FR500C
in the Grand-Am Road Racing KONI series. And when he's not racing on the track, he's the proud owner of this Mustang
, featured at the 2007 SEMA Show.
5. Jim Morrison/1967 Nightmist Blue Shelby GT 500
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Reportedly this is the only car "The Lizard King" ever owned. He is rumored to have wrapped the car around a telephone pole in West Hollywood, Calif. The car, given to him as a gift from Electra Records, was never to be seen again. Several researchers
have tried tracking down the car over the years with no such luck.
6. Kelly Clarkson/2007 Mustang GT
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Clarkson, the spokesperson for the Warriors in Pink initiative, is a Mustang owner. In a recent video "Go", she prominently featured a red/white striped GT500. She is also rumored to have sold her 'Galpinized' hot pink Mustang, customized at Galpin Auto Sports, because adult film star Alana Evan owned one exactly like it.
7. Funkmaster Flex/Two 2006 Mustang GTs
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In a music world full or Hummers and Caddys, this super star opts for Pony power
. Both of his Mustangs, daily drivers, feature sport blowers, aftermarket exhausts, modified sound systems, and custom body & paintwork courtesy of Lou and the crew at Valanca Auto Concepts in Bronx, NY.
8. Tim Allen/1968 Shelby GT 500 KR
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Tim loves his Mustangs. Just watch him compete in a burnout contest with Jay Leno
. According to sources
, Tim has a $50,000 hyper-customized Mustang which does 0 to 60 mph in 4.9 seconds, reaches the quarter mile in 12.4 sec. and can achieve a top speed of 184 mph.
9. Sammy Hagar/1967 Shelby GT 500 & GCM-R 001 Mustang
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10. Bob Seger/1969 Shelby GT 350
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Seger is know for his love of 1960s and '70s muscle cars
. He reportedly has fond memories of cruising down Detroit streets such as Woodward Ave. during his youth; in a muscle-car of course.
11. Eminem/1999 Ford Mustang Convertible
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According to reports, he bought a brand new 1999 Mustang Convertible with his first royalty check after becoming a worldwide super star. Unfortunately, he sold it to a 12-year old girl in 2002