Fifty years ago this week, Ford debuted the first-ever Mustang at the New York World's Fair. And to celebrate, the Blue Oval is offering up this special, 50th Anniversary Edition 2015 Mustang, which makes its debut at the New York Auto Show. It'll be a seriously limited affair, with only 1,964 examples of the special edition Mustang slated to be produced (the number chosen to coincide with the 'Stang's first year in production). But for those who raise their hands for the 50th Anniversary package, there's a pretty sweet package in store.

The 50th Anniversary Edition is based on the 2015 Mustang GT with the Performance Pack, and is only available in two colors: Kona Blue, or Wimbledon White (pictured). The car also comes fully loaded – the only option for buyers to choose is the transmission. Should you opt for the six-speed automatic, you'll get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive ratio (the 50th Anniversary car is also the only way to get a slushbox-equipped 'Stang with the Performance Pack). Selecting the six-speed manual 'box will net you a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 ratio. All 50th Anniversary cars will be powered by Ford's 5.0-liter, naturally aspirated V8, estimated to produce more than 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque in the 2015 Mustang.

Inside, there's a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel, with a similar detail found on the instrument panel, shift boot, door inserts, seats, and center armrest. Two-tone leather/black upholstery is also part of the 50th Anniversary package, and of course, there's a special logo on the seats.

Have a look at the limited-edition Mustang in the gallery above, read about it in the press release below, and stay tuned for more info and live shots, later this week.
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Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World's Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

- The 50 Year Limited Edition builds on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback and will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue

- Special-edition Mustang comes standard with nearly every available option; the only choice customers have to make is color, and manual or automatic transmission

- 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be available in fall 2014; only 1,964 examples will ever be built


NEW YORK, April 16, 2014 – Fifty years after debuting one of the world's most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.

"When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don't think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today," said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. "We are thrilled to be here in New York – where Mustang was first shown to the public at the 1964 World's Fair – to re-create that historic event for today's Mustang enthusiasts."

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
50 years of inspiration

"The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang," said Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design. "The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original."

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001 that was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited- edition car.

"Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps," said Callum. "The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome."

Chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three taillamp blades take inspiration from the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman that became the basis for the production model that debuted in 1964. The three individual lamps on each side of that design were combined into a single tri-bar lamp cluster for production, but the original concept has returned five decades on. The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be the only 2015 model with the large faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with 50 Years added to the GT designation.

Another visual element that won't be found on any other Mustang is the louvered rear quarter- windows. Unlike the external louvers on the quarter-windows of the 1965 fastback, the new windows are comprised of layered sheets of glass built with a construction technique uniquely developed for this car.

Unique cockpit experience

From behind the wheel, drivers will know they are driving a very special car. The aluminum trim panel that spans the double-brow instrument panel gets an axel spin finish different from other 2015 Mustangs, plus a special serialized 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at Flat Rock Assembly Plant where Mustang is built.

The limited-edition is the only 2015 Mustang with a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching is also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

Limited-edition cars will be equipped with loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding not available on other Mustangs.

A showpiece meant to be driven

"Mustang fans love to drive their cars, even the rarer examples of the breed, so we built this limited-edition from the best-performing 2015 Mustang available – the GT fastback with the performance pack," said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. "While some collectors will undoubtedly stash this car away in a museum, those who choose to hit the open road will get a world-class sports car that can run with the best."

Powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.- ft. of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition will be equipped with the Mustang GT performance pack that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high- performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago. The front wheels are 9.0 inches wide with 255/40R tires, while the staggered rear wheels are 9.5 inches wide with 275/40R tires.

The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.

The 50 Year Limited Edition car will be among the first 2015 Mustangs built when production begins later this year. Each of the 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs will get a unique owner's guide in a leather portfolio with the 50 Year badge on the outside.

"We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car," said Ford. "With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal."


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      Sgt Beavis
      • 8 Months Ago
      Those are the most trick quarter windows I've ever seen. Louvered glass, that looks incredible.. Question, will this be sold as a 2014.5 (a true 50th anniversary model) or a 2015? When can we get our grubby hands on one.. :) Awesome job on this one Ford. I'll take one in Kona Blue
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Sgt Beavis

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

        carguy1701
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Sgt Beavis
        "Question, will this be sold as a 2014.5 (a true 50th anniversary model) or a 2015?" There are no 1964.5 Mustangs. EVERY 1st year Mustang has a 1965 VIN. 1964.5 is a fan term used to differentiate the early ones from the later ones (generators instead of alternators and a few other details that escape me at the moment).
          Ford_Delray
          • 2 Months Ago
          @carguy1701

          If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      Evan Hayden
      • 8 Months Ago
      That shade of white really suits the car. Looks great!
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Evan Hayden

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      MTU 5.0
      • 8 Months Ago
      I don't like the exterior chrome accents, but I understand why they are there. Overall, this is a solid special edition for those looking for this type of Mustang. The interior looks really good.
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @MTU 5.0

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      audisp0rta4
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wow, I really like that! The louvered glass inserts and Wimbledon white paint are very nice touches. I don't even mind the chrome trim in this guise.
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @audisp0rta4

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      Andrew TheBoss
      • 8 Months Ago
      Bellissima. Puro Stile Americano. Unfortunately in Europe (Italy especially), This car is a toy for happy few that love American Style. I'm impressed the prices you, lucky F**g :) Americans pay these cars. If you try to buy this car in Italy the day after surely have a visit of Guardia di Finanza (IRS for you) the day after.
        ycnexu
        • 8 Months Ago
        @Andrew TheBoss
        I've been to Italy a year ago - noticed how few nice cars you have. Haven't even spotted a Ferrari or a Lambo in a week.
          Andrew TheBoss
          • 8 Months Ago
          @ycnexu
          Of course Ferraris and Lambo are easily spotted in Costa Smeralda, and fashion locations. Where exactly you been last year? Consider many owners, use Ferraris only on WE, like a friend of mine that's a 458 Italia owner. Another was a 599 Fiorano. Three years old car... 1000Km on odometer! bah Cmon... visit http://www.concorsodeleganzavilladeste.com/en/index.php I'll wait you :) Favoloso...
      carguy1701
      • 8 Months Ago
      "the 50th Anniversary car is also the only way to get a slushbox-equipped 'Stang with the Performance Pack" Curse you Ford. *dons flamesuit*
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @carguy1701


        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

        Joey Franklin
        • 8 Months Ago
        @carguy1701
        Agreed but the 1LE camaro is the same way. I can only imagine what these will cost, probably close to 50k once the dealers add their market value adjustment.
      Greg
      • 8 Months Ago
      This is perfect!
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @Greg

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      jesscott
      • 8 Months Ago
      And just how does one get in line for this vehicle?
        Ford_Delray
        • 2 Months Ago
        @jesscott

        If you are interested in buying one our dealership has it available Phone # 561 454 1520

      Gorgenapper
      • 8 Months Ago
      50th anniversary model aside, I like that white. My next car will almost certainly be white or silver, no more black cars for me.
      Douglas Swanson
      • 8 Months Ago
      Our dealership turned 105 years old on April 15, 2014 and is the oldest Ford Dealership in Nebraska and 5th oldest in the world. We are selling out which makes it sad for me but is for the best. I was a junior in high school when our first 64.5 Mustang came in. It was a white coupe with a 6 cyl 3 speed and red interior. It came in before April 17 and I drove it up to our K-12 school without hubcaps on it yet and the whole school emptied out inclucing administration and everyone to see it. A highlight in my life that I will never forget how excited everyone, young and old was to see and touch it. Douglas Swanson, Swanson Ford Inc, Since 1909, Ceresco, Ne
      mikeybyte1
      • 8 Months Ago
      Only 1,964 will be sold? I get that they want it limited addition. But the reality is the only ones that will profit from this will be the greedy car dealers with their insane mark ups. Ford should set the price and then do a lottery to pick who the lucky 1,964 are. No dealer mark ups allowed.
        Mustang lover
        • 1 Month Ago
        @mikeybyte1

        I know it isn't right, I have talked to two dealers today they both said it would be 10,000 over sticker price and one then said they might just put it on line and let people bid it up and see how much they get, not fair.


        James
        • 8 Months Ago
        @mikeybyte1
        Are you serious? Nothing desirable about the Ford Mustang. That is a car only desired by the retirement crowd. How old are you?
      Riley C.
      • 8 Months Ago
      I'll take 1964 of them.
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