In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Ford Mustang, Ford has revamped the model for a limited edition release. Known as the “Pony” or “Deluxe”, the trendsetting model is certainly iconic in the history of cars!
I drove a Pony in the 60’s and I just loved my Mustang! We were able to rent one while in Sun Valley for the 50th anniversary celebration.
A Look at the 2015 Ford Mustang GT 50th-Anniversary Edition
When the Ford Mustang debuted in 1964, it was an instant hit. Aimed at young drivers, the trendsetting pony car–small, sporty, affordable–was a precursor to American muscle cars such as the Chevrolet Camaro, the Dodge Challenger, and the souped-up versions of the Mustang itself, among them the GT fastback Steve McQueen drove in the 1968 movie Bullitt. In the decades since its introduction, the Mustang has undergone six major redesigns, not all of them home runs. “There were the good, the bad, and the ugly years,” says Moray Callum, Ford’s vice president of design and the man behind the limited-edition 2015 50th-anniversary model. His goal was to channel details from the ’60s Mustangs–notably, the long hood and short cabin and trunk. “Overall we’ve taken a bit of the recent wedge shape out of the car,” he says. “We wanted to make it lower and wider and really suck the body in.” Callum also brought back accents like the gilled shark nose and the racetrack-oval molding that corrals the taillights. “To me,” he says, “those are quintessential Mustang elements.” The car’s fall release date hasn’t yet been revealed, further stoking the anticipation of Mustang fanatics.