Over the years, Clark was disappointed in the changes to the Mustang. He could hardly contain his disappointment, and the fact that his emblem remained on the vehicle was little consolation. He barely recognized what America would come to know as the Mustang. If the reflection of his friends and colleagues was an indicator, he would become more disappointed as the Mustang continued to evolve.
Clark met an untimely death at the age of 32. He suffered since childhood with an unknown urinary disease, and was on dialysis most of his adult life.
When you see the Mustang emblem of chrome, remember the legacy of Phil Clark: the man behind the running horse.