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Ford Mustang, Coupe
May 05, 2003 (10:11 am)
As rorr says, I think the Cobra in question is in fact the 2004.
I believe the mystichrome paint job is part of the "40th Anniversary" package only for Cobras...GT and V6 versions will have lemans hood stripes. Never cared for the colorshifting paint myself, but I like stripes on pony cars... : )
However, I am a little dissapointed that Ford is choosing to commemorate the Mustang 40th birthday with warmed-over current designs, rather than using it to introduce the new design. Oh well..
#896 of 2125 John...better they should work the bugs out.....
May 05, 2003 (10:43 am)
rather than introducing the new 'Stang prematurely and run into the problems they had with early Escapes and Foci.
New design will be on the streets in fall '04.
#897 of 2125 Uhhhh.......
May 05, 2003 (10:47 am)
.....wouldn't a 40th anniversary of a car introduced as a 1964-1/2 be a......2004-1/2????
Hmmmm.....seems like a spring 2004 intro would be about perfect for the new Mustang.
May 05, 2003 (1:58 pm)
Ford has never been able to decide whether the original Mustang was a '64 1/2 or a '65. It was introduced in April 1964, which was the tail end of the normal '64 model year, but I think the official documentation listed all of them (even before the changeover that substituted the 289 for the 260, etc) as '65s. Hence the anniversary confusion.
#899 of 2125 That's correct.....
May 05, 2003 (2:13 pm)
all the 64 1/2s were titled as '65s, a buddy in the class ahead of mine got one in '64. The official introduction of the new '05 production version will be on April 17, '04, the 40th anniversary date, so in that sense all '05s will be 40th anniversary Mustangs (thery'll be identical to the car introduced in April '04).
May 05, 2003 (2:18 pm)
So who do you think will get the badges?
I guess I just want to see the "40th anniversary" badges on the new one (since the old design got the 35th ones)...not that it really matters, but I've thought that paring the 40th anniversary with the launch would make for one cool advertising campaign. : )
May 06, 2003 (7:11 am)
There is no such thing as a 64 & 1/2 Mustang. That's made up by collectors, media, etc. The factory designates them officially as 1965s. Back then, in the 60s, when dinosaurs roamed the earth, it was very unusual to introduce a model year so early.
May 06, 2003 (7:33 am)
Well, if that's the case, a 40th anniversary car would by definition have to be a 2005 model.
May 06, 2003 (11:37 am)
That's correct, if you go by model year. If you go by introduction date, which WAS a big deal with the Mustang, than it could be a 2004. I mean, this is just a car, you can play with the numbers without changing the course of world history Ford made the car, they can call it whatever they want whenever they want.