50th Anniversary Ford Mustang Unveiled at NY International Auto Show
Everyone's favorite "Pony" turns 50, and to celebrate Ford unveiled it's new, limited edition 50th Anniversary Mustang GT at the New York International Auto Show. The car is so limited in fact, Ford is only manufacturing a small herd of 1,964 Mustangs to commemorate the year 1964, when the first Mustang debuted at the World's Fair.
The same, but different...
Maybe we were hoping to be blown away - but as the new 50th Anniversary Mustang was rolled onto the showroom floor, we noticed that it shares a strikingly similar resemblance to the regular 2015 Mustang GT. While it will have a special "performance package", you'll find the nearly identical 420 HP, 5.0-liter V8 engine under the hood in 6-speed manual or automatic. The 50th Anniversary Mustang will only be available in Wimbledon White, (the same paint job given to the first Mustang ever built) and Kona Blue.
Ford partied like it's 1964, adding additional retro-flairs to the vehicle that are supposed to take you back in time, to the original 60's 'stang.
The rear quarter windows were designed to look like louvers, it's classed out in chrome trim on the tail lamps, side glass, and grill, and comes complete with a set of custom wheels. On the interior, we got a nice glimpse of it's two-toned upholstered cashmere and black leather seats with light cashmere stitching, and it's snazzy aluminum accents. BLING!
The easiest way to identify the 50th Anniversary Mustang from the regular ones, besides the Captain Obvious "GT 50 Years" badge on the rear is that the iconic Mustang emblem is nostalgically placed back into his corral.
Price is TBA, but we do know that the limited edition ponies will be the first to hit the production line this spring/summer.
In 1965 Ford created a publicity stunt that involved dismounting an entire Mustang, taking it up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building through the elevators, and reassembled it. This year, they performed the same stunt with a yellow, 2015 Mustang Convertible which was on display all week. Here's a pretty cool time lapse video of the reassembly process that took place on the observation deck, and another explaining the sectioning/dismantling process created in order to transport the car to the top of the building.
What do you think of the limited-edition version? Love it or leave it? Comments or opinions about the 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang- Leave them below!
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