Skip to comments.50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted
Posted on 03/24/2014 1:50:02 PM PDT by jazusamo
But who gets to blow out the candles?
Whats 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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*shrug* They handle like bathtubs. OK machines but I prefer others such as Challenger for looks or Charger for power...
I don’t like the headlights.
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.
It looks like a catfish with its mouth open.
Too bad they didn’t make a copy of Edsel B. Ford IIs special order 1965 Mustang for the 50th anniversary.
The Edsel, like the Corvair, got a bad rap.
It wasn’t the car (which was quite innovative), it was the marketing.
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".
It looks like the prior model.
Once you get inside, you can’t see how it looks outside. Most forget that!
They have to road test the car and the infotainment system.
Test tracks aren’t sufficient to fully shake out automotive
You’re right. It’s a tease.
Fine looking automobile, though!
- 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
“I dont like the headlights.”
Look to be a holdover from the Jaguar/Ford JV. Basically a cheaper version of what is on an XJ.
Somebody has to make the beer run.
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.
They fused it with a Fusion.
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.
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.
Yay! The Ford Fusion is now a two door!!!
I’ll keep my Challenger R/T thanks...
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.
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.
>>When I comes to preference I am a sucker for classic autos that have been given the full restorative modification treatment.<<
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!
I'd still have it if it hadn't been stolen while I was at a Cubs/Cardinals game June 22, 1984.
And to top it off, I bet the Cubs lost.
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.
Mustang II Boss Hemi?
Google the date and find out...
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.
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.
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.
That is REPELLANT.
Sorry; wrong day; was June 23, not June 22...
Once drove a 1990's Mustank that required 200 lbs. of foot pressure on the clutch, maybe they fixed that..........
And rusting out, right?
My brother-in-law had one at that time and I swear, his car was the reason lemon laws were passed........LOL!
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.
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.
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.
I’d like a ‘67 instead.
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.
Looks like a Ford on Mitsubishi.
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