The entire history of America's original pony car, in its full glory.
Ford's Mustang is America's most iconic pony car. According to many, it is the only vehicle that really earned the title "pony car." This lavishly illustrated work walks readers through Mustang's 50-plus years of continuous production - a rich and varied history nearly unmatched in the automotive world.
From the first six-cylindered Mustang of 1964-1/2 through fire-breathing, world-beating Boss and Shelby versions to today's all-new Mustang, The Complete Book of Mustang offers an in-depth look at the prototypes and experimental models, the anniversary and pace cars, and the specialty packages for street and competition driving that have made the Mustang an automotive legend for more than a half century. Officially licensed and created in cooperation with Ford and providing extensive details, specs, and photographic coverage, this book is the ultimate resource on America's best-loved pony car. No muscle car enthusiast, motorsports fan, or car collector will want to miss this book!
About the Author
Mike Mueller has worked as a freelance automotive photojournalist since 1991. A 1983 graduate of the University of Illinois' journalism program, Mueller held staff positions from 1987 to 1991 with Automobile Quarterly, Corvette Fever, Muscle Car Review, and Mustang Monthly, among others. A lifetime car enthusiast, Mueller has written/photographed more than 25 automotive history (including pickup trucks) books and contributed photography to at least that many more.
Among his long list of titles are Motorbooks' The Complete Book of Classic GM Muscle, The Complete Book of Corvette, The Complete Book of Dodge & Plymouth Muscle, and The Complete Book of Mustang. He also has photographed dozens of car/truck calendars and contributed more than 1,000 articles to magazines like Car Craft, AutoWeek, Street Rodder, Motor Trend's Truck Trend, Car Collector, Baseball Digest, and American History Illustrated. His photos have appeared in LIFE, Forbes, Esquire, Automobile, Popular Hot Rodding, and countless other publications.
Car Collector Magazine, December 2007
"Two words: Mike Mueller. Anytime Mike turns his camera on a specific marque you are in for a visual feast, and this book makes use of just about every great image Mike has taken of Mustangs over the years and puts it all together in quick reference style backed with rarely seen archival images and concept photos. While Mike manages to lavish us with plenty of glamour shots, where this book excels is in pure data, the numbers and minutia from engines to axles, wheels to tires, trim to transmissions, all backed up by detail photos. It is a great mix of history, art, and facts that makes this book equally appropriate for the coffee table or the restorer's workbench. For Mustang enthusiasts, this is our 'must have' pick of the year."
Muscle Car Enthusiast, December 2007
"Mueller isn't kidding about the 'complete' part. It's an easy read, structured in a digestible format."
"As a photographic history of the legendary Mustang, this book is truly stunning in its scope and depth. Add concise, detailed text and you have a complete history of this legendary marquee's evolution through 2007 ... If you have questions about the Mustang and cannot find the answer in the extensive index, the well-researched appendix or in these pages then there is a very good chance you were thinking of Camaro."
Mustang Monthly, December 2007
"For his latest project, Mike has returned to his Mustang roots with The Complete Book of Mustang, a monster edition that covers every model since 1964 1/2."
Hotrod & Restoration, November 2007
"Offers an in-depth look at the prototypes, pace cars and the specialty pages for street and competition driving that have made the Mustang a legend."
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (PA) & Website, Sept. 27, 2007
"The photography in the Mustang book is gorgeous, with plenty of color shots of each year's models and lots of archival material ... What I liked about 'The Complete Book of Mustang' was the highly readable writing and the inclusion of so many contemporary reviews of these cars ... It's well worth owning."