Fifty years after it started an automotive revolution with its small (for the time) and sporty (depending on the options) 1964 1/2 Mustang, Ford has announced a Fiftieth Anniversary Limited Edition version of the iconic auto.
Bill Ford, Executive Chairman of the Ford Motor Company, introduced this new edition of America;”s favorite sporty car personally at the New York International Auto Show.
“You simply cannot have more fun in a car than you can have in a Mustang,” Ford began, and while his competitors might argue, the fact is, the Mustang was the first of the pony cars—fun, affordable, sporty, cars that teens could aspire to in high school and buy once they got their first jobs.
The new Mustang is aimed at a much wealthier clientele, but as Bill Ford puts it, “It embodies all the emotion of the ’64 and ’65 cars in a modern execution.”
The 50th-Anniversary Edition starts with a 2015 Mustang GT with the performance package—including a 5-liter, 420-bhp V8 and 15″ front rotors with six-piston Brembo calipers—and adds special trim and small details hearkening back to the original Mustang.
The car will come with either a manual or automatic transmission, both six-speeds.
The Limited Edition Mustang will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue—the colors of the Ford logo. Only 1,964 of this special model will be built, so Mustang lovers should place their orders now.
The 2015 Ford Mustang at media preview of the New York International Auto Show April 16, 2014 in New York City. (Edward Dai/Epoch Times)
Bill Ford, Ford Motor Company’s executive chairman, stands with the all-new 2015 Mustang convertible as it’s introduced on the 86th floor observation deck of the Empire State Building during the New York International Auto Show, Wednesday, April 16, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)