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50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted
Fox News ^ | March 24, 2015

Posted on 03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT by jazusamo

But who gets to blow out the candles?

What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Travel
KEYWORDS: 50thanniversary; anniversary; automakers; detroit; drivereturnsonfoot; ford; fordfusionindisguise; fordmotor; fordmustang50th; foundonroaddead; happybirthday; leeiacocca; michigan; mustang; ponycar
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1 posted on 03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

sweet


2 posted on 03/24/2014 1:51:53 PM PDT by LauraJean (sometimes I win sometimes I donate to the equine benevolent society)
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To: jazusamo

*shrug* They handle like bathtubs. OK machines but I prefer others such as Challenger for looks or Charger for power...

3 posted on 03/24/2014 1:56:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t like the headlights.


4 posted on 03/24/2014 1:57:14 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000
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To: LauraJean

I always wondered why the manufactures drive these things in public if they really want to keep them under wraps.

They all have test tracks and large facilities where they could evaluate their vehicles. Plenty of remote locations still exist in the U.S. to do testing without exposure.

Makes me think they want the info to leak out.


5 posted on 03/24/2014 1:58:14 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

It looks like a catfish with its mouth open.


6 posted on 03/24/2014 1:59:54 PM PDT by VA_Gentleman ("Poor Al Gore. Global warming completely debunked via the very internet you invented." -Jon Stewart)
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To: freedumb2003; TaxPayer2000

Too bad they didn’t make a copy of Edsel B. Ford IIs special order 1965 Mustang for the 50th anniversary.


7 posted on 03/24/2014 2:00:46 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

The Edsel, like the Corvair, got a bad rap.

It wasn’t the car (which was quite innovative), it was the marketing.


8 posted on 03/24/2014 2:04:36 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: TaxPayer2000
I don’t like the headlights.

Yeah, that's the weak design spot. Too "corporate" looking, but actually not as ugly as some of the concept sketches. At least they snuck a retro reference in there with the LED lights (everyone has to have 'em...) that mimic the '65-'66 cars' grill "vents".

9 posted on 03/24/2014 2:05:05 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: TaxPayer2000
I don’t like the headlights

It looks like the prior model.


10 posted on 03/24/2014 2:06:19 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: jazusamo; a fool in paradise

Once you get inside, you can’t see how it looks outside. Most forget that!


11 posted on 03/24/2014 2:07:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Badwhereas things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: chrisser

They have to road test the car and the infotainment system.

Test tracks aren’t sufficient to fully shake out automotive
quirks.


12 posted on 03/24/2014 2:07:38 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: chrisser

You’re right. It’s a tease.

Fine looking automobile, though!


13 posted on 03/24/2014 2:08:36 PM PDT by Peter W. Kessler
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To: freedumb2003
When I comes to preference I am a sucker for classic autos that have been given the full restorative modification treatment. This beautiful example of a tribute to American horsepower and high tech handling and braking will be rolling across the block at the Mecum auction in Houston in April. (I'll be watching and expecting a buyer in the $80K range)

- Converted into a high end Resto Mod - Frame-off restoration - Modern LS1 5.7 liter Corvette fuel injected engine - 6-speed transmission with Hurst shifter - 4-wheel Corvette slotted and cross drilled disc brakes - CPP quick ratio power steering - Ceramic coated headers with dual exhaust - Be Cool aluminum radiator with electric fan - Air Ride Technologies 4-wheel suspension - Hydraulic clutch - 18” front and 20” rear Billet Specialties wheels - Reef Coral paint with Coral/Saddle Ultra leather interior - Tinted glass - Front and rear bucket seats - New chrome and stainless

14 posted on 03/24/2014 2:08:49 PM PDT by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

“I don’t like the headlights.”

Look to be a holdover from the Jaguar/Ford JV. Basically a cheaper version of what is on an XJ.


15 posted on 03/24/2014 2:10:49 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: freedumb2003
Looks too much like a Mopar and not enough like a Mustang.

Bleh

16 posted on 03/24/2014 2:11:14 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Jewbacca

17 posted on 03/24/2014 2:12:21 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: chrisser

Somebody has to make the beer run.


18 posted on 03/24/2014 2:13:10 PM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is malignant, deep, unending and perilous.)
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To: jazusamo

I remember the first one at our local dealer. It was an attractive car tho that particular one had a six cylinder and a 3 speed manual on the floor. That was 1964 and I still remember the kid whose family bought that first one.

The thing which surprised people was the price. It was something like $2400.00 or not much more than a falcon. Of course that is really what it was, just a more stylish Falcon.

Even the Falcon had a powerful V8 option tho I think the Mustang may have had a higher top HP rating a 271 HP V8 was available. That was a lot out of a 289.


19 posted on 03/24/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: freedumb2003

They fused it with a Fusion.


20 posted on 03/24/2014 2:18:31 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Baynative

The “X” style frame, 2 piece driveline made the 58 to 64’s a bit of a sled. I had a 62 Impala SS with a 427. It was a fast car but couldn’t catch the Camaro’s or Nova’s.


21 posted on 03/24/2014 2:19:21 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: jazusamo

22 posted on 03/24/2014 2:19:25 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: yarddog

I remember that well, I think Ford tagged it as a 64 1/2 Mustang, the 65 came out a short time later in 65 if I remember right.

I nearly bought a 65 but they wouldn’t knock a dime off the sticker price so I walked, wish I had it now.


23 posted on 03/24/2014 2:21:53 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: freedumb2003

Yay! The Ford Fusion is now a two door!!!

I’ll keep my Challenger R/T thanks...


24 posted on 03/24/2014 2:22:32 PM PDT by datura (We have a 2 party system. Conservatives vs Uniparty)
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To: SkyPilot

Ah yes, the fastback. My ex brother-in-law bought a new one in that same green. I believe he’s still got it, had it stored for many years.


25 posted on 03/24/2014 2:24:37 PM PDT by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: jazusamo

My Brother had a 69 Mach 1. The styling had changed just a little but it was a nice looking car. It had a 351 with a four barrel. I don’t remember the HP but it was not as hot as I thought it should have been but not slow either.

It did sound real good.


26 posted on 03/24/2014 2:25:38 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Baynative
Always like the looks of those early sixties GM "bubble top" coupes, would hate to roll one because those roof pillars look a little delicate but they're pretty cars. Always thought the '62 Bonneville was the prettiest of the lot. Image and video hosting by TinyPic
27 posted on 03/24/2014 2:26:39 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: TaxPayer2000

Yep! Fugly!


28 posted on 03/24/2014 2:28:39 PM PDT by US_MilitaryRules (Tastes like Heaven, Burns like Hell! Mmmmmm. What is it?)
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To: Baynative

>>When I comes to preference I am a sucker for classic autos that have been given the full restorative modification treatment.<<

Quite beautiful.

But I am old school. I really like dead-on Dealer Showroom (on the outside) restorations.

But dropping a ‘Vette engine into that frame was inspired!


29 posted on 03/24/2014 2:31:04 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: yarddog
I had one of these. $3,300 brand new from Jerry Alderman Ford.

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I'd still have it if it hadn't been stolen while I was at a Cubs/Cardinals game June 22, 1984.

30 posted on 03/24/2014 2:33:53 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: henkster

And to top it off, I bet the Cubs lost.


31 posted on 03/24/2014 2:35:06 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: freedumb2003

There are far more basket cases with a sound body to renovate with modern drivetrain and amenities than there are complete examples worth restoring to original condition. I can appreciate both. There are manufacturers that are building new steel bodies for some of the very popular classic models, for instance the ‘57 Chevy. You can build a brand new one now, if you want. Not cheap, but you can.


32 posted on 03/24/2014 2:35:24 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: henkster

Mustang II Boss Hemi?


33 posted on 03/24/2014 2:36:59 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Yo-Yo
And to top it off, I bet the Cubs lost.

Google the date and find out...

34 posted on 03/24/2014 2:37:43 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I have a cousin who owns 4 64-65 mustangs. They have been sitting in his back yard (way out in the country) for at least 10 years.

He refuses to sell any of them and has done no restoration. He is around 70 and I have no idea why he keeps them.


35 posted on 03/24/2014 2:39:47 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: henkster

My dad’s boss had one almost exactly like that when I was a kid, we had a ‘74 Javelin AMX. They were competitive, lol. Honestly thought the AMX was the better looking of the two but they were both nice.


36 posted on 03/24/2014 2:40:18 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: freedumb2003

I wish. Just a 351 Cleveland with a 4-barrel. It had pretty good pick up, but it had more power than the steering/aero could handle. I got it up to about 120 on I-465 in the wee hours of the morning, and the tach showed it had more to give. But it was starting to drift between lanes and that was enough for me.


37 posted on 03/24/2014 2:42:34 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: freedumb2003

That is REPELLANT.

Yuck!


38 posted on 03/24/2014 2:42:45 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: Yo-Yo

Sorry; wrong day; was June 23, not June 22...


39 posted on 03/24/2014 2:43:14 PM PDT by henkster (I don't like bossy women telling me what words I can't use.)
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To: freedumb2003
*shrug* They handle like bathtubs.

Once drove a 1990's Mustank that required 200 lbs. of foot pressure on the clutch, maybe they fixed that..........

40 posted on 03/24/2014 2:45:51 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: yarddog
They have been sitting in his back yard (way out in the country) for at least 10 years.

And rusting out, right?

41 posted on 03/24/2014 2:49:25 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: RegulatorCountry
we had a ‘74 Javelin AMX.

My brother-in-law had one at that time and I swear, his car was the reason lemon laws were passed........LOL!

42 posted on 03/24/2014 2:50:52 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Was Occam's razor made by Gillette?)
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To: SkyPilot

Bullitt me.


43 posted on 03/24/2014 2:52:28 PM PDT by West Texas Chuck (Those who "try" often fail, those who DO often succeed.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

He may actually be doing something to protect them but I have no idea what as it seems like they haven’t rusted as badly as they should.

I will say they were far from perfect to start with.


44 posted on 03/24/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: Hot Tabasco

I recall a few electrical issues behind that massive, swoopy cockpit style dashboard that were nearly impossible to get at without removing the whole thing but that’s all, it was a good car otherwise. Sounded nice, looked great, fast but a little tail-happy, you had to be careful even pulling out of a carwash.


45 posted on 03/24/2014 2:53:13 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: freedumb2003

That looks too much like a cut-down Aston Martin than a Mustang. That, and of all things, they brought back the Mustang II via the un-American Eco-Boost option.

If I want a European car, I don’t go to Ford. That is the case even if they have completely removed their American sized/priced models.


46 posted on 03/24/2014 2:57:22 PM PDT by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: jazusamo

I’d like a ‘67 instead.


47 posted on 03/24/2014 3:03:38 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: datura

The Fusion doesn’t have the option that it deserves - the Mustang’s base v6.

Then again, Ford cant help putting in Eco-Boost and lopping off 2 cylinders to please environmentalists.


48 posted on 03/24/2014 3:04:44 PM PDT by setha (It is past time for the United States to take back what the world took away.)
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To: jazusamo

Looks like a Ford on Mitsubishi.


49 posted on 03/24/2014 3:21:25 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Does it fart flowers?


50 posted on 03/24/2014 3:23:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The Texas judge's decision was to pave the way for same sex divorce for two Massachusetts women.)
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