What it is: a slightly more exclusive 2015 Mustang GT Fastback with the performance pack. Why does it matter? 1,964 (referencing the 1964 World’s Fair debut of the Mustang) examples will be built, for those interested in an investment in American motoring heritage, it does not get much more iconic than this. In a move perhaps a bit more tentative than Corvette’s 50th anniversary edition, Ford is offering a 50-year limited edition of the popular coupe with the following options: two different colors and a manual or automatic transmission.
Apart from the obvious logos throughout the car, life in the 50 Year Limited Edition is not much different than in the standard bearer. For more information, check out the press release after the jump.
-By: Sawyer Sutton
Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale in the fall of 2014.
“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 Company. “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.”
Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
50 years of inspiration
“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” said Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”