The Ford Mustang Will Once Again Be On Top of the World
The Ford Mustang will once again be on top of the world… or at least the “top” of the Empire State Building. Ford recently unveiled their 50th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang for 2015, and put it on display on Wednesday on the top observation deck of the Empire State Building. The idea was to debut the special edition Mustang in the same city where the original Mustang made its debut at the 1964 Worlds Fair. The Mustang debuted in 1964, and only 1,964 of the 50th Anniversary Edition ponies will be made. They will come in two colors: Kona Blue and Wimbledon White. This was the paint scheme worn by Mustang 0001, hence the reason for these color choices. It comes in either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.
The release date for these special edition rides has yet to be revealed, but it is not a stretch to say that the price will be much above the original $3,400 price tag for the first edition. Bill Ford is quoted as saying, “If you don’t love this car, you don’t love cars.” Americans still have a love of muscle cars and everything they represent. Ford has gone far to play to our love affair with muscle cars with this model, but they also involved cutting edge technology in this ride. The Anniversary Edition Mustang comes with an enhanced performance package and a 5.0 liter V8 putting out an estimated 420 horsepower minimum.
This particular edition brings to mind the “fastback” Mustangs of old. They are for the die-hard enthusiast, and it is easy to see how they will catch the eye of most car aficionados. The rear quarter windows were even designed to look like the old-style louvers. While many other cars over the years have strived to bring back nostalgic looks, it seems that Ford has outdone the market with this retro-ride.
For many, driving a car built in America is important. For others it is the chance to recapture a taste of his or her youth. And for still others, the allure will be just to own and drive one really sweet machine. No matter the reason behind wanting this car, it is sure that many will fall in love with the Ford Mustang all over again.