• Sep 23, 2009

Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang - Click above for a high-res image gallery

With its Metalcrafters-sculpted body, Lee Iacocca's Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang is one of the hottest pony cars on the market. Unfortunately, it's one of the most expensive too. I Legacy, the company in charge of building the car, recently announced that pricing for each of the 45 examples available will start at $89,950. That's about $10,000 more than the GT500KR or more than triple the base price of a 2010 Mustang GT. If you want items like the Ford Racing supercharger or the big brake kit, you're looking at nearly six figures.

Are we surprised? If anything, we're surprised the price tag isn't more. Creating custom coachwork for a vehicle isn't cheap, especially when the cost is only spread over 45 cars. Think about it – Jim Glickenhaus had to pay Pininfarina around $3 million to turn an Enzo into his one-off P4/5. Okay, so that might be comparing apples to oranges, but you get the point. Putting new skin on a car isn't cheap. At least one person agrees - the first example was sold at auction for $125,000 at the car's unveiling. Iacocca's Mustang might not be everyone's cup of tea, but we expect Galpin Ford, the sole dealer for the car, to find a home for the other 44 cars. Hit the jump for the press release to read more about the special 'Stang.



[Source: I Legacy]


PRESS RELEASE:

I Legacy, the team responsible for introducing the stunning Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang, in concert with Galpin Ford, announced today that pricing on the iconic, limited edition cars will start at $89,950.

Built by Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, a company known for building some of the most awe-inspiring concept cars for numerous auto manufacturers for more than 28 years, the Iacocca Mustang is a breathtaking vehicle that utilizes the latest in Ford performance technology with a style and panache that screams Mustang fastback.

The car is an exceptional piece of modern day coach building, an art dating back to the 1930s and 40s, reaching a zenith with European sports cars of the 50s and 60s. It is a hand-built example of an art form that is all but lost today.

By blending old world craftsmanship, new world technology and uncompromising integrity, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters provides superb expertise with every car. Each of the 45 limited edition Mustangs are custom-built by a team of talented artists, using composite construction Laminates, a reinforced material that is primarily used in aerospace design.

"The Iacocca Mustang embodies all the elements of a car that will be a future collectible," said Keith Martin, publisher of Sports Car Market magazine. "It is stunning in appearance, will be built in limited numbers and has top-flight performance. Further, given its true custom-built nature, it is being offered at a very reasonable price."

The hand-crafted vehicles, all painted in a specially-created Iacocca silver hue, are fabricated using only the finest tooling, with each part separately cured in an autoclave. As a result, every part of the Iacocca Mustang is extremely light, but very strong.

The Iacocca-designed hood crest is custom built by a distinguished jeweler and every emblem is hand-finished and polished. Front and rear wheels are cast aluminum and chrome plated for a sheen-like finish and the center caps are machined and also chrome plated.

While the exterior fastback design of the Iacocca Silver Mustang is compelling, the mechanical underpinnings are true American muscle. Two Ford Racing power options are offered for the normally-aspirated 4.6-liter Ford V8 300hp – *a Ford Racing 85 mm cold air kit with 320 horsepower or *an optional Ford Racing supercharger that delivers a head-snapping 400 horsepower. Both come with a factory Ford warranty. Drivers will harness the power through a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission.

Inside the Iacocca Silver Mustang, the interior is resplendent with luxurious touches that highlight the car's special heritage, including Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats with embroidery stitching, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with "I" badge and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates.

The Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is a collaborative effort by Lee Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, the world-class coachbuilding and Design Company in Fountain Valley, Calif. Galpin Ford, the largest volume Ford dealer in the world, is the exclusive dealership to offer these Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustangs to the public.

For more photos, videos and/or information about the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang and I Legacy, please log onto www.ilegacy.com.

For sales inquiries please call Galpin Ford's Iacocca Mustang specialist, Brandon Boeckmann at 1-800-829-0744.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Someday ford should make the Mustang a mid-engine car. From the rear, this car has very similar dimensions to the Ferrari 430.

      Take out the back seat
      Stick the engine where the back seat used to be
      re-work the transmission
      Replace the glass with high temp glass
      Make those fake air ducts in the side windows work

      Or you could make your own for 50 grand. It would look something like this
      http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=66954
      • 5 Years Ago
      90k for a mustang that looks like a.....mustang. ok.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What a rip off! $90,000 for a "special" Mustang?!? Wow! A 300 hp (optional head snapping 400 hp) matched with a 5-speed manual. Someone tell me that this is a joke! Seriously. Someone tell me that this a joke! Who in their right mind would buy this for $90,000? I have a bridge for someone to buy if they spend their money on this. I'd spend $20,000 more for a ZR1 that will run circles around this Mustang all day long.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I agree. Why does a modded $25,000 car go all the way up to $90,000? Big deal, not impressed.
      • 5 Years Ago
      make that the rip-off of the month. where do i get the $2000 big mac and the $500 budweiser to go with it?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Anyone who buys this is a DAMN FOOL!!!

        Make that anyone who buys a Mustang for more than 20K is one.

      • 5 Years Ago
      $90K LoL!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      BUT what will the car really look like since the one shown was off the 2005-2009 sheet metal??
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seems like a bad decision designing this car on the old model when they knew the new one was comming :S
        • 5 Years Ago
        So 2005-2009 sheet metal and what seems to be a 4.6 liter with a whopping 300 hp.

        What a waste of money!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ill never buy a ford again...I gave them 90 grand cash in the course of 12 hrs....all back pats...sir...coffee? soon as I had a problem...the attitude changed..After 10 months the BBB FORCED FORD to buy back my 2008 expedition after they painted it 3 times ...The way they treated me was unbelievable...I paid cash for a 2008 Expedition and a 2008 f350 in a span of 12 hrs...They NEVER HELPED ME the BBB forced them...BEFORE you buy a ford check out www.FloridaFordBuyersBeware.com hell you would think after 25 years of paint problems they would finally get it right..(remember all those explorers and escorts and tauruses with no paint on the hood or roof?)just google ford paint problems see what pops up...this continues to this day visit www.FloridaFordBuyersBeware.com check out the famous quotes....timeline will be done soon.....look at the pics...leave a comment..if you need help email me at charles@FloridaFordBuyersBeware.com REMEMBER DONT BUY A FORD UNTIL YOU GOOGLE FORD PAINT PROBLEMS OR VISIT WWW.FORD BUYER BEWARE.COM"
        • 5 Years Ago
        You live in Florida. Weather and salt attack the paint on any car down there. We don't have this problem with Fords up here in the Midwest. Now Chryslers, their paint sucks no mater where you live.
      • 5 Years Ago
      clean looking, but does anyone really want to drive an Iacocca? It's a stupid name, the guy's a douche,and not exactly a Carrol Shelby, Ferrucio Lamborghini or even a Steve Saleen. Also, $90k and a solid rear axle? As much as I like Mustangs, I would pass.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's a custom body, is it not? That costs money. I'd purchase it and buy $20,000 worth of mods to run circles around a ZR1, but I get what you're saying. It is quite a bit of money for a Mustang, but you cannot deny that they did a good job on it. I wish they gave more dash shots...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Waste of money. And I love Mustangs. For $50,000 you can get the better interior, better perforance, and more cohesive exterior design of the Shelby GT500. Iacocca's name and some poorly done exterior mods to an outdated OEM Mustang do not make this a classic.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, you have to be one serious car collector to bring this kind of cash to the table for a pervious generation Mustang. Sure it's custom but jeez!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I heard this car was hand built by Iacocca in his backyard. Somewhere on youtube you can see him with a can of silver spray paint dollin' up this ride. I guess thats what makes it so special.
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