Happy birthday, Ford Mustang, you officially turn 50 years old tomorrow. If the Pinto hadn't been such a massive failure, you'd have adult children by now. Luckily for you, you're a car, so the company that makes you has continued to update you, and as a result you've just become more distinguished and beloved, like Anthony Hopkins, rather than frightening, like that dude at the gym who has decided to "finally get in shape" and will attend a maximum of two and a half times.
Every Mustang has looked both like a product of its own era, and firmly like a Mustang, and it's because of how Ford has adapted a few design elements in order to simultaneously show off something new and poke the parts of our brain responsible for nostalgia. See what we mean with these 10 Iconic Design Features of the Ford Mustang.