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Mustangs 50th Anniversary Edition
« on: April 18, 2014, 11:22:25 AM »
.... 50 years of the Mustang... a "gotta have" for most any Mustang owners collection ... is just being unveiled at the NY Motor Show... .. could do with one... just can't justify the likely Aussie price tag in the end....

Ford Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition premieres at New York auto show

Just 1,964 examples of 2015 Mustang GT-based 50th anniversary model will be produced

Jay Ramey 11:35 am, April 16, 2014

Ford launched the Mustang 50 years ago this week at the New York World's Fair. To celebrate the iconic pony car's birthday, Ford will be revealing a 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition, just 1,964 examples of which will be built. The limited edition model premieres at New York auto show this week, and will go on sale this fall.

The 50th Anniversary Edition will be based on the 2015 Mustang GT fastback with the performance pack, and it will only be available in two colors: Kona blue or Wimbledon white, like the car above, as a nod to the first-ever Mustang with Serial No. 0001 that was sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April of 1964. The 50th Anniversary Mustang will be powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 making 420-hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, and as part of the Mustang GT performance pack, it will feature large six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels wrapped in Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

“Mustang fans love to drive their cars, even the rarer examples of the breed, so we built this limited-edition from the best-performing 2015 Mustang available -- the GT fastback with the performance pack,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "While some collectors will undoubtedly stash this car away in a museum, those who choose to hit the open road will get a world-class sports car that can run with the best."

The 50th Anniversary Mustang will also be the only 2015 model that will offer the combination of automatic transmission and the performance pack (a manual will also be available); in fact, transmission choice will be the only option on this fully loaded Mustang. When optioned with the six-speed automatic, the 50th Anniversary Mustang will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive ratio, while buyers who opt for the six-speed manual get a Torsen rear differential with a 3.73:1 final drive ratio.

On the outside, the special edition Mustang will be distinguished by chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three tail lamp blades, as in the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman, and a faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with "50 Years" lettering added. The 50th Anniversary Mustang will also feature louvered rear-quarter windows, in a nod to the 1965 fastback model, though these louvers are made of layered sheets of glass and fabricated using a construction technique developed just for this car.

"When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don't think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Co. "We are thrilled to be here in New York -- where Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World's Fair -- to re-create that historic event for today's Mustang enthusiasts."

The 50th Anniversary Mustang will be among the first built when the 2015 Mustang enters production this fall, with pricing to be announced at a later date.

"We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car," said Ford. “With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal."


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Re: Mustangs 50th Anniversary Edition
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2016, 04:11:07 AM »
Here's a little something to enrich this topic! Happy birthday Mustang!  :cheers:


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