• Aug 6th 2009 at 12:31PM
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Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang - click above image for high-res gallery

Last night, Lee Iacocca himself drew back the curtain hiding his 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. The pictures don't lie: this silver beast is every bit as menacing and low in the flesh as it it appears on screen.

Of the recent crop of modified Mustangs, Iacocca's so-called "I Legacy" is probably the simplest design. Being based on the more linear 2009 model year pony car, Lido's details don't make it look like a 'Stang with a body kit – they change the entire look of the car.

From the side view, the new front clip makes it appear that the coupe has no front overhang. What remains is completely dominated by a massive front bumper and deep dam, topped by the sunken lights. In back, the fastback's ridges run all the way to the trailing edge, at which point everything disappears into the bluff, gruff backside.

The economy of design doesn't leave much cause for hemming and hawing; it's a muscle car in the old world tradition of long lines and only slightly finessed planes – you get it or you don't. The first example was auctioned last night for nearly $125,000, and with just 44 others to follow it, chances are that enough people will get it. Now if only it came with that Sinatra theme music...

You can check out live pics of the Iacocca Mustang in our exclusive hi-res gallery below.

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    • 1 Second Ago
      Deborah J. Leone-McKinney
      I own a 1988 Mustang GT5.0. This is a great car with a big V-8 engine. I get at least 3 -4 people a month walk up to me or leave a message on the car in my drive way, if I want to sell it. I love this car. Number 1 my father bought it for me, number 2 it runs great even in HOT Arizona weather.

      I might trade it for this new 45th addition, but I doubt it. This car is a muscle carand I love it. But you can make me an offer :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I am a Mustang fan, and don't care for this one at all - the backend looks like a 73, one of the worst years for the mustang. When I think of Iacocca, it's the originals that come to mind, and this is far from it. You would think they would have at least done a notchback version for Iacocca... or a Ghia, with a 1/2 pleather top!
        • 6 Years Ago
        i can't believe you think the '73 as one of the worst years for Mustangs. i think the '71-'73s were some of the cleanest and hottest Mustangs ever. the flatback was a hot design, and the tunnelback notchback was sharp too. there were several other Mustangs that were much more awkwardly styled than the '73 imo.
        • 6 Years Ago
        i think a notchback is a great idea. i did this one 3 years agoo too:


        • 6 Years Ago
        Nice notchback! great illustration - is that computer gen?
        1970 is about as far as I go in the like dept. then picks up again with the 84-86 SVO. When the 94 mustang came out, I didn't really care for it, but now I don't mind it as much.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Wow, what a disappointment. I crave the old muscle car classics. George Jetson and Spock will love it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      The exterior looks beautiful and honestly that's what the Mustang should look like. The interior is somewhat disappointing for a car of its price; why'd they (mostly) keep the stock interior?
      • 6 Years Ago
      • 6 Years Ago
      wasnt this already revealed? i swear it was. but anyway. i love the '68ish fastback style, but the car looks too fat. they should do something with that roofline for the next generation 2014 or whenever its 50'th is though.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm not impressed. Mustang's image hasn't been very well improved over the years. They keep trying to "re-invent" the classic. The truth is, you can't. Not one modern "muscle car" has managed to re-invent the classic it is descended from. This one's no different. I'm sure it's got a great engine and all, but it still looks pretty ordinary to me.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is seriously retarded. You paid how much for last years Mustang with "Iacocca" on it? Really?!
      • 6 Years Ago
      Very very nice, It reminds me of the old Pontiac GTO !! Shades of times gone by!! Beautiful car!! WISH upon a star, maybe one could appear in my driveway!!LOL
        • 6 Years Ago
        u must be kidding..a simple probe gt circa 1995 would be better but a gto?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I have never been into cars..I just want them to go forward,backward and stop when I need them to. But this car,,,,I WANT THIS CAR,,,IT IS SO FREAKING COOL
      • 6 Years Ago
      This is the only Mustang to make me WANT a Mustang. Unfortunately at probably 60-70k each, this is not meant to be.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I'm sorry but this is one of the cheesiest, ghetto 'Stangs I've seen in... well, months if not weeks. At least the rear passengers are protected from the shame of being seen in it.

        I guess the privilege and status of having "Iacocca" emblazoned on your cheap discomobile is worth the extra $30k? Also nice to get one of the cheapie leftover pre-2010 models. Hard to pass up the opportunity to sit in that interior. Reminds me of my trip to Maui and having to drive one of these junkers for a whole miserable week.

        The hubcaps are particularly embarrassing in a sort of buy 1 and get three (and some fuzzy dice) free sort of way...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Seriously? You like THIS more than the current GT500? This thing sucks. Unlike the 2010 that took everything bad about the 2005 and fixed it, this one takes the bad and magnifies it. Could the leading edge be any thinner? Could the sides be any slabbier? What was even the point?
        • 6 Years Ago
        The looks, yes. The GT has a fantastic over the top ''look at me'' look. I prefer sleek, subtle.
        • 6 Years Ago

        I missed the "ghetto" element. Please, point it out for me?
      • 6 Years Ago
      this is awesome!!!
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