Ford pays homage to 50 years of the Mustang

Staff Report

DURAND, Ill. — 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 this fall.

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 Scott Bryden, president of Bryden Ford in Durand, Ill.

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.

The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” Bryden said. “The 50-Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001, which was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited-edition car.

Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so Ford added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar tail lamps,” said Bryden. “Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”

From the April 23-29, 2014 issue

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