The Ford Mustang made its debut on April 17, 1964 at the world’s fair in Flushing Meadows, New York. The car was a stroke of business genius as it gave a young generation eager for something fun and customizable an option in a car market saturated with unaffordable or otherwise boring cars.
With a miles long option list, Ford gave buyers the opportunity to customize the Mustang to their taste. It was both a secretary’s affordable personal luxury car, and a teen’s hot rod. More than 9 million Mustangs have been sold to-date, and with it, the Mustang has become a piece of American iconography.
Ford unveiled the 50th anniversary edition Mustang at the New York International Auto Show. This special edition Mustang will be limited to 1,964 cars and will be available in only Wimbledon White (the color of the serial number 1 Mustang) or Kona Blue. The only other option customers will have is weather they want it as a manual or as an automatic.
Visual touches have been added to differentiate this special edition model. Louvered rear quarter glass windows, chrome molding around the rear taillights, a 50th anniversary plaque on the interior dash signed by Bill Ford, and special 50th anniversary stitching in the headrests.
Like the 2015 Ford Mustang GT with the performance pack, the special edition Mustang uses a 5-liter V8 producing 420 horsepower and 390 lb-ft of torque. Thanks to the performance pack, the 50th anniversary edition Mustang comes with six piston Brembo front brakes and Pirelli P-zero summer tires.
This special edition Mustang will go on sale in the fall.