It’s pretty cool when the past gets paid its due, and especially remarkable when it surrounds a half-century celebration of continuous production. At the 2014 North American International Auto Show, Ford has the all-new Ford Mustang, Ford F-150, and several other refreshed models for the upcoming showcase on display. What could be quickly passed over at the show, however, is the 1962 Ford Mustang 1 concept–a mid-engined Mustang that never came to pass.
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So what do you think you’d look like after sitting in the same room, non-stop, after 40+ years? Just a little dust and that’s it, right? Probably not, but wouldn’t it be nice to age as gracefully as some automobiles which find themselves in the time capsule known as being “barn bound”? We’ve all seen plenty of the Ford Mustang in examples of such occurrences, and let’s be honest, it never gets old hearing the nostalgic tales of these cars.
This go ’round, it’s posted up on eBay by a Wisconsin car dealer, after being plucked from a New Hampshire barn for about 40 years. With the dealer holding the keys to this 3rd-owner Ford Mustang, and having the paperwork to prove it, it seems like it’s too good to be true. What’s more, this particular Acapulco Blue ’69 Boss 302 has a mere 43K miles on the clock…that’s nuts!
With a few more months to come before its total unleashing to the public, the 2015 Ford Mustang is already raising brows aplenty with the stormy debut just weeks ago. The totally redesigned 2015 Mustang is going to mark the 50th Anniversary of Ford’s poster child pony car, and there’s little doubt people will be lined up for order-taking within the next months…especially after tax time.
But until then, each of us can simply aspire to own one and live vicariously through the lucky few who get their paws onto one. One such lucky devil goes by the Jay Leno–maybe you’ve heard of him? Even though Jay doesn’t get to tool around the streets in the car, you still get a pretty in-depth look at the latest & greatest Mustang we’re all ramped up for.
Keep reading to check out the ~25 minute video spot for the 2015 Mustang and what Jay has to say about it.
After seeing the 2015 Ford Mustang for ourselves mere days ago, it seems that Ford’s wasting zero time, pushing ahead with the 50th Anniversary event stream. The latest morsel to fall from the table is that the very first retail 2015 Mustang GT is going to be a Fastback style car, destined for the auction block of Barrett-Jackson…for charitable purposes, of course. The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) is to receive the proceeds from the auction of 2015 Mustang unit #1.
The fortunate (and likely deep-pocketed) auction winner will be able to fully customize his or her 2015 Mustang GT with any of the available options Ford has tossed on the plate–and there’s no shortage of choices by any stretch of the imagination.
Keep reading to get the official dig from the Ford Press Release which follows…
Ready to get behind the wheel of a the new 2015 Ford Mustang? Duh, who isn’t? Well, until you’re able to get your paws on a set of keys at the dealership, we’re here to tell you about the next best thing. The “Need for Speed Rivals” video game is going to have to tide us all over until Ford lets out more of the story on the 2015 Mustang. The video game already features a plethora of awesome super cars and popular sports cars alike, but with a simple free download, gamers will be able to load up a 2015 Mustang to tool around in. There are 5 potential custom options for the virtual 2015 Mustang, and with a blistering launch on November 16th, the 20th installation of the Need for Speed franchise is definitely keeping a solid racing experience alive.
So for now, hope over to Forbes to check out the rest of the game’s feature of the much-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang…
Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag, we suppose it is safe to offer up our two pence on the 2015 Ford Mustang. But first things first: EcoBoost–yes. More powerful 5.oh V8–yes. Independent rear suspension–yes.
OK, now with that out of the way, let’s focus upon the seemingly superficial things…like looks, looks, aaaaand looks.
The goal Ford proponed was a global platform, updates to the existing contemporary design, and conducting some “trimming” along the way to sleeken the overall Mustang appearance to the masses. So what’s that fancy-pants marketing jargon really mean? A lowered, wider stance obtained by a roof height reduction and extending the rear fenders out just-so, providing for a wider track…simply put.
At the same time, Ford’s quite excellently integrated the old-school fastback look with a sleeker windshield and rear glass angle. Look long and hard enough, and you can even get a twinge of Fox coupe design mixed into the 2015 Mustang crucible. Of course, tri-bar taillamps are out back, illuminating with standard sequential bulbs.
Inside, the continued ramp-up of sport technology continues to roll forward. Ford has put the pilot of the 2015 Mustang at the ready with aptly placed controls and switches, making the Mustang even more practical (dare we say?) than before.
We could go on and on for hours on this one, and let’s be honest, your attention has drifted a few times already to this point. So with that said, hop to the full Press Release and source material from Ford to get full disclosure on the 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang.
By now, we’re sure everyone knows what’s coming…intel, leaks, rumors, and the whole gamut has maybe been put out to pasture, with the hemorrhaged images of the next Ford Mustang. The clan over at SVTPerformance seems to have stumbled upon a magazine’s or publisher’s (intended?) blunder, revealing the 2015 Mustang well ahead of the intended debut date set by Ford Motor Company.
While the masses are sometimes quick to gather around the Kool-Aid fountain, the cynical skeptic in each of us at the StangNet shop leaves us scratching our heads, thinking “Wait, what? That’s it? A leak defines the next one’s looks?” There has to be something more to this one, Ford. Either way, it doesn’t affect the fans, directly, other than the drama builds excitement…right? Take a look, and see what you think for yourself.
What’s that? We don’t have to wait until March or April of next year to see the 2015 Mustang, or portions thereof? Color us happy!
That’s right–official Ford intel points to the official 2015 Mustang debut being set for December 5, 2013…mere days away! Finally, everyone can put aside all of the total speculation, wishful renderings, and spy shots that don’t really show much more than a 5 year old’s crayon scribbles.
So what’s this mean? It means that Ford is jumping the gun a little bit, by not delaying to make the official 2015 Mustang reveal at the New York International Auto Show, where the first Mustang made its entry 50 years ago. The unveiling of the 2015 Mustang is also set to take place on 6 cities in 4 continents on 5Dec2013 (further testament to the Mustang evolving to a global platform). And of course, the social media front will be completely lit with an official countdown, teasers, and suspense leading up to the official public announcement.
Sit tight, everyone; it’s going to be a fun next two weeks!
Source: Car & Driver
This past weekend let us see the Need for Speed Ford Mustang in the limelight of the Ford EcoBoost 400 NASCAR event at Homestead, and we’ve got to say, they are “doing it right”. Piloted by one of the upcoming (March 2014) movie’s stars, Ramon Rodriguez, the Need for Speed Mustang made its public appearance decked out in police car trim, including some stunning silver paint, blue striping, roof mounted patrol lights, 22″ custom wheels, and let’s not forget…900 horses under the hood.
Wow. We really are getting close to this Ford Mustang redesign, 50th Anniversary thing, FINALLY. It’s pretty much November now, and with the newsstands filling up with magazines aplenty for the year-end and Holiday season, we can be sure of one thing—we shall be seeing a LOT of the 2015 Mustang to-be. The upcoming issue of Car and Driver has a sizeable spread and loads of intelligence laid down on what everyone has been kicking around the water cooler, sandbox, and parts counter most of this year.