When the 2015 Mustang debuted in December 2013, we cheered that Ford did its iconic steed proud. Now, as the world waits for the Mustang to hit the street, Ford is whetting our appetite with the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang that is debuting at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.
Available only in traditional Wimbledon White or Kona Blue, this special Mustang comes with just about every available option on the car standard, with the only choices being the transmission and color.
“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 executive chairman for the Ford Motor Company, Bill Ford. “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.”
In homage to the “1964-1/2” Mustang, Ford has added some unique trim that isn’t available on other 2015 Mustangs. “Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps. The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome,” says Ford vice president of design, Moray Callum. A louvered rear-quarter window harkens back to the 1965 fastback, although the modern car uses a technique to produce layered sheets of glass.
Inside, the aluminum-trim panel receives a different finish compared to conventional 2015 Mustangs. The steering wheel is cashmere-stitched, with the stitching also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts, and seats, the latter featuring two-tone cashmere and black leather. The passenger side of the dashboard also has a special serialized plaque denoting the sequence out of the 1,964 that are being built.
This 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang will hit Ford dealers in the fall of 2014. Considering the great demand for the brand-new Mustang, it would be smart to talk with your local dealer and have them keep you in the loop so you don’t miss out.