They’ll only be producing 1,964 of these limited edition 2015 Anniversary Mustangs, but if you get your hands on one it’s guaranteed to be a collector’s edition, and come fully loaded (image gallery below).
By now you should have caught wind of a strong rumor floating around that Ford is indeed planning to build a 2014 1/2 Mustang, or possibly caught a glimpse of the recent spy photos of the vehicle in testing mode. Today, Ford has confirmed this to the public (they are calling it a “2015 Mustang,” despite the 2014.5 advocates out there) and provided a list of things you can expect from this limited edition run of 50th Anniversary Mustangs.
Specs: 2014.5 Limited Edition Mustang
– Only 2 color options available – Wimbledon White and Kona Blue
*These two colors will be exclusive to the Limited Edition car and will not be offered on any other 2015 Mustang
– Each will be the GT model fastback with the full performance pack
– Offered with both a 6 speed manual and an automatic transmission
– Gearing: Limited Slip Differential with 3.55 gears on the automatic and a Torsen differential with 3.75 gears for the manual
– Only S550 Mustang available with the Performance Pack and an automatic transmission
– Features 420+ HP, 390ft-lbs TQ 5.0L Coyote V8 engine (actual power ratings still TBD)
– Tires: 19×9 255/40R in the front, 19×9.5 275/40R rear tires
– Kona Blue or Wimbledon White paint
– Added chrome to pay homage to the original 1965 Mustangs
2. Chrome bezels surrounding base of taillamp blades
3. Louvered rear quarter windows: Louvers are integrated within the glass itself, unlike traditional louvers which are placed over the outside of the window (see images below)
– Cashmere stitched and leather wrapped steering wheel
– Cashmere stitching on the instrument panel, along with the shifter boot, center armrest and door inserts
– Two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery with 50 Year logos on the seatbacks
The 2014.5 Ford Mustang – Ford Pays Tribute to 50 Years
Ford has been using the Mustang’s 50th anniversary as the perfect excuse to put on display the grand legacy that the Mustang has built for itself over the last 50 years, and so far they’ve yet to miss a beat. We’ve been taken back in history and shown what impact the Ford Mustang has had on not only the automotive industry, but also the car’s role in shaping American culture for the last half century.
Is it a 2014.5 Mustang or 2015 Special Edition?
While Ford is referring to this car as a 2015 model year “50th Edition,” it seems they’re following a similar, albeit confusing way of classifying these cars. All of the original 1964.5 Mustangs had 1965 model year (MY) VIN numbers, much like the 50th Mustangs will have 2015 MY VINs. That has led Ford to refer to the 1964.5 Mustangs as 1965 cars and subsequently, the 50th Mustangs will simply be limited edition 2015 models and not–officially–2014.5 cars. However, it’s not a matter of pure, unintended irony that they’re only producing 1964 of the Limited Edition 2015s and you can be sure it’s caveats like this that will fuel the “2014.5 Mustang” denotation. It is also subtle hints like this that will keep the enthusiast crowd referring to the original cars as 1964.5 and the newest Anniversary cars as 2014.5 Mustangs, even if the vin number says otherwise.
1960’s Inspired Styling
Much of the unique details and exclusive parts on the limited edition run of 2015 Mustangs have been pieces transplanted from the original 1964 1/2 cars. The Wimbledon white paint job is a tribute to Capt. Stanley Tucker’s 1964.5 Wimbledon While Mustang–the very first Mustang ever produced(serial number 0001). The chrome accents on the Anniversary Mustangs are there to remind us of the days when chrome played a prominent role in many production vehicles–the Mustang included. Even down to the Y-spoke wheels and faux gas cap, every angle you look you’ll spot a classically inspired design, exclusive to this limited run.
What details are we still missing?
Besides the power and weight specs, the pricing for the 50th Anniversary Mustang has not yet been divulged, but you can bet on them costing more that you would pay for a standard 2015 GT Performance Pack.
When will the first 2015 Mustangs be delivered?
Ford is saying that the limited edition 50th Anniversary Mustangs will be available in the fall. They’re also saying they are to be among the first 2015 Mustangs produced, leading one to believe delivery on the standard 2015 Mustangs won’t be until later in the fall as well.
For a complete list of photos, head over to Mustang6G’s image gallery.