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50th Anniversary Special Edition Ford Mustang is here

Ready.  Set.  Now!  That’s it.  We are finally here, everyone.  Ford’s on the brink of showing us just how big their plans are for the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary, and everyone will be at the edge of their seats.  Their first token of celebration–a throwback pony car, paying proper homage to the original 1964 Mustang which put all of this pomp & circumstance into position, for 50 years, and more to come.

This special edition 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback will be colored in one of two choices:  Wimbledon White or Kona Blue.  In addition to legacy hues of honor, the special edition 50th Anniversary Mustang will come standard with nearly every potential option in the books, and the only question remaining for a buy will be “automatic or manual?”.  Not bad.

This is but the beginning of an avalanche in the news bit onslaught to come this week out of the Ford Motor Company camp, so with that, we turn it over to the official Ford Press Release, so you get the story straight from the source…

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2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition parading the streets

We’re finally on the homestretch for seeing the unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang, and what do we have here?  Some snappy shot(s) of the 2015 Mustang taking a relaxing stroll about the streets of motown.  Well, it’s not just the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, but this photo captures the reported 50th Anniversary Edition of the half-century-old pony car.  This prototype looks to promise a new grille with its infamous pony emblem, some Brembos underneath some split-spoke rims, and Pirelli rubber for the shoes.

We’re not able to assume too much more than what we can speculate upon, but we all know the 5.0-liter V8 power plant will be underhood to scream out some birthday burnouts, for sure!  Want to see more?  Then stay tuned–we expect to see this variety debuted in official capacity at the 2014 New York International Auto Show in just under two weeks (4/16/2014).

Source: MotorTrend

 

2015 Ford Mustang convertible video tour

It was just over a month ago when we first saw a solid cut of the 2015 Mustang convertible, and now, we get to take a video tour of all of the design features the fine folks at Ford have wrapped up into this one.  Oh, and in case you didn’t know–it’s April this week.  We’re getting closer to # 50, everyone!

With statistical measures placing the convertible at about 20% of units sold for the Ford Mustang, the design team has placed a lot of effort and time into this edition of the Mustang convertible.  From stuffing the trunk with bodies golf bags, to reducing the amount of latch “work” to get the top down, this 50th Anniversary Mustang rag-top is going to be one which sets the tone for many cruises & parades to come in the near future.

Want to know or see more?  Hit the video link to see it all in action!

Source: YouTube via Mustangs Daily

 

2015 Ford Mustang Anniversary event survival guide

Here we are, Ford Mustang fans…it’s mid-March, and on the eve of the 50 year mark of our favorite pony car.  The time is finally here, and we’re here to offer up some official intel to appropriately mark the occasion.  Both seaboards of the States will serve as kick-off points, with Charlotte Motor Speedway and Las Vegas Speedway holding honors, respectively.  When’s this action all get started?  We’re glad you asked–just about 30 days from now–on April 16th, 2014.

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2015 Ford Mustang convertible enters stage left

The more we hear and read about the 2015 Ford Mustang, the more we are simply excited to see the car up close & personal.  Why?  We’re pretty sure Ford’s drawn up all of the charts and pulled all the punches for this one.  If you take a good look at the 2015 Mustang convertible, you’re going to have to agree that it’s a seriously polished piece.  Why’s that?  There’s just so much thought put into improved design–especially on the convertible.  Where there used to be bare frames, there are snazzy headliners for the top frame and cover.  There are also more supporting structure braces to help eliminate edginess.  Cloth top material caps off the 2015 Mustang convertible, and what makes it the most special fact of all, is Ford offers just one convertible model in their entire portfolio.

That’s right–the next iteration of our favorite pony car will also hold some ragtop exclusivity with it.  Now that’s clout you can take on a topless cruise with.

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Get in line for the Great American Pony Drive 2014

There isn’t much better than hitting the open road in a Ford Mustang.  The only way, or maybe ways it could get better would be to join the ranks of an entire herd for the cruise…and to just happen upon a 50th Anniversary of the very car you’re driving.  Sound like a cool adventure to take part in?  It certainly does to us.

That’s what is going down this spring, on April 13th, 2014, in Norman OK, where the Mustang Club of America (MCA) is holding host to a national cruise to chart the way to Charlotte Motor Speedway or  Las Vegas Motor Speedway, depending.  It might sound odd to have two destinations, but actually, it’s the most logical way to get the entire country involved from a centerpoint, expanding out to the coastal regions, where festivities will be held to continue the marking of the Mustang 50th Anniversary.

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Check in with Europe’s true Ford Mustang Man

This next (video) chapter in the Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary story is definitely a cool one…and it’s from a true enthusiast from across the pond, as well as the Rhine.  Take a moment to breeze through this video feature, and you’ll quickly see that Ralf Wurm is likely one of the biggest fans of the Mustang in Europe; and maybe the world.  With over 30 years of exposure and daily 12-14 hour immersion with our favorite pony car, he’s definitely got a leg up on pretty much the 95th percentile when it comes to true fanaticism about the Mustang.

The video following shows just how deeply genuine Ralf’s passion truly is, how he helps others come to the hobby, and provides us with a peek at his favorite Mustang–a 1969 Shelby GT500 he’s personally restored in entirety.

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The first Ford Mustang owner was…a Woman?

Guess what, it’s another Ford Mustang throwback story.  This one’s pretty good, too, you’ll think.  As you better well know by now, April 2014 will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Mustang, and it is not any particular secret Ford is planning to make this one BIG.  Seriously–why else all the hoopla for nearly a year in advance of the actual event?

Because they can.

This tidbit Ford has drug from the archives is about the first owner of a Ford Mustang.  Likely one of Shelby’s buddies, or some executive’s preferred in-the-know clientele, right?  Wrong.  The first-ever Mustang owner was a 22 year old schoolteacher from Chicago, who put down $400 (a used Chevrolet) and took out a loan to cover the balance of the then-whopping MSRP of $3419 for her eggshell blue convertible.  She states she “…was the coolest teacher in the school that year.”

And rightly so.  Check out the rest of Gail Brown’s story below, and how she was smitten with the Mustang then…and now.

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How Carroll Shelby shaped the original Ford Mustang

In another documentary video release from Ford, in preparation for the 50th Anniversary of the Ford Mustang, we get another glimpse into the brain trust behind the sporting-up of the original pony car.  The senior leadership (Lee Iacocca, et al) of Ford Motor Company put up the task to make something meager into a serious performance monster.  And as you had better know already, it was Carroll Shelby and his team who were tapped to get the job done.

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Ford Mustang Video series countdown – the Mustang II

“Like one, you’d best like ‘em all…”, my uncle used to always tell me when referring to the Ford Mustang attraction.  Others will tend to disagree, but quite frankly, if you really are a fanatic about a car, guess what–you’re going to have to own up and take the (perceived) bad along with the good.  And that’s just it; the Ford Mustang II is most commonly referred to as the bastard child of the Mustang’s long-standing good record…but if one steps back and examines the actual facts, it quickly becomes evident this little red-haired kid pretty much carried the Mustang moniker throughout some of the toughest times in American automobile history.

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