Automotive history books usually hit bookstores when a car model celebrates an important milestone. As far as the Ford Mustang goes, author Mike Mueller apparently couldn’t wait until 2014, when the original pony car turns 50 years old. Mueller documents 43 years of the Mustang in The Complete Book of Mustang: Every Model Since 1964 1/2, which spans 345 pages and focuses on a performance model from every year between 1964 and 2007.
Mueller, drawing on interviews with people behind the scenes, provides excellent insight into everything from the genesis of the Mustang I and the first Shelbys to the dark days of the Mustang II and the SVT. Mueller also delves into even some of the smallest details, such as the competition gas cap on the 1971 Mustang Mach I. Each page has at least one photograph or technical drawing, and each model year has a summarized specification chart. The appendix contains complete pricing information including option codes. With a suggested retail price of $55, this book is a bargain for a detailed, historical guide of this iconic vehicle.