Forty-five years after he introduced the original Ford Mustang at the 1964 New York World's Fair, auto industry visionary Lee Iacocca on June 22 announced a new version of the famous muscle car -- the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. The car utilizes the latest in Ford performance technology. Only 45 "2009½" Iacocca Silver Edition Mustangs -- all painted a special Iacocca chosen silver hue -- will be built.
Nearly two years in the making, the Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is a collaborative effort by Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters, the world-class coachbuilding and Design Company in Fountain Valley, Calif. The new business venture is called I Legacy, and it will be in concert with Galpin Ford, the exclusive Ford dealership to offer these Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustangs to the public.
"Once in a while a car comes along that changes everything, and that was the original Mustang," said Iacocca. The Silver Edition Mustang perpetuates the Iacocca mystique.
The cars will initially be revealed and then available at a reception in late July, at Southern California's Galpin Ford dealership, the world's largest volume Ford dealer for 19 years, as well as an innovator in the promotion and retail of specialty automobiles. The price is yet to be announced.