Fifty years ago on April 17, 1964, Ford Motor Company launched an all-new ponycar that would become an American icon. There’s not a car guy, hot rod shop, or race track in North America that hasn’t been impacted by this feral steed from Dearborn, and to celebrate that legacy Ford will offer a 50th Anniversary Mustang package based on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback: the 50 Year Limited Edition 2015 Ford Mustang.
Starting with the 2015 Ford Mustang GT as the base, the 50 Year Limited Edition cars will be built with Ford’s performance pack and will only be offered with two options: paint color (Wimbledon White to commemorate the serial number 0001 car sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April of 1964, or Kona Blue) and transmission choice (six-speed manual or six-speed automatic). Very Henry Ford.
The 50 Year Limited Edition Ford Mustang’s unique exterior styling continues with an homage to the chrome-surrounded taillights on the 1962 concept car designed by Gale Halderman. The rear fascia will also feature a non-functioning gas cap badge with “50 Years” added to the GT logo. Also unique to the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang package are louvered rear quarterwindows.
Inside the 50 Year Limited Edition Ford Mustangs the double-brow instrument panel will be capped by an aluminum trim piece fit with a serialized “50 Year Limited Edition” badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at the Flat Rock Assembly Plant where the 2015 Ford Mustangs are to be constructed. The 50 Year Limited Edition cars will also get an exclusive cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching theme will then carry over to the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts, and seats.
The seats will also be exclusive to the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang cars and be covered with two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery. A Mustang 50 Year logo will grace the seat backs and offset the 50-Year-car only loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding.
Powered by a 5.0L V8 with more than 420 hp and 390 lb-ft of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition car will be equipped with six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels and Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires. The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design said to be inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago.
When the 2015 Mustang production begins later this year the 50 Year Limited Edition cars will be among the first cars built. Make sure to check out our full gallery down below!