Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang
You must all remember the man, the myth, the legend, Lee Iacocca, the head honcho and face of Chrysler Corp during it’s revival in the 1980s. But before then, back in 1964, Iacocca was with Ford where he was the driving force behind the establishment of the Mustang, kicking off an entirely new class of car. At that time he brought in Carol Shelby to make special editions of the Mustang coupe, who has been doing so ever since. However, now, 45 years later, Lee Iacocca has been able to create his very own version wearing his name, the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang. Together with designer Michael Leone, he worked dilligently to create, revise and unleash this masterful piece of automotive work. The legendary Gaffoglip Family Metalcrafters then applied their skill to build out the production versions.
The 2009 1/2 Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang is a “uniquely modified and coachbuilt” car. The revised front end with sunken headlights, sleek fastback design and smooth bumper with flush mounted exhaust pipes are dead giveaways that this is no ordinary pony car. Two different power plant options are offered. The first is a normally-aspirated 4.6-liter V8 capable of 320 horsepower via a Ford Racing Cold Air intake. However, we recommend the second option which uses the same engine but adds a Ford Racing Supercharger good for 400 horsepower. In either scenario, the Ford Racing parts are fully warranteed. This performance division also provides a Ford Racing Package that inlcudes an upgraded suspension system (Ford Racing Handling Package) and 14″ brakes. The 45th Anniversary Mustang rides on Iacocca Design 20″ chrome wheels that measure 20″ x 9.5″ front and rear.
The interior of the car features Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats, a Signature Dash Plaque with serial number, leather-wrapped steering wheel with “I” badge and aluminum door sill plates. You also get the basics as well like one-touch power windows, two power outlets, variable wipers, rear-window defroster and air-conditioning.
Here is the official press release:
Forty-five years after he introduced the original Ford Mustang, launched at a dramatic press conference at the 1964 New York World’s Fair, auto industry visionary Lee Iacocca today announced a new version of the famous muscle car – the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang – a breathtaking vehicle that utilizes the latest in Ford performance technology with a style and panache that screams, Mustang fastback. 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.
In a word, the new Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang is stunning. The lines flow organically from front to rear. The hand-crafted piece of rolling art, with its innovations and impact of the fastback design is truly exceptional in every way. With its sunken headlights, slanted grill and low stance, the car gives you “street attitude.”
“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 car begins life on a 2009 Mustang platform, which is then uniquely modified and coachbuilt. While the exterior fastback design of the Iacocca Silver Mustang is compelling, the mechanical underpinnings are true American muscle. Two power plant options will be offered, a normally-aspirated 4.6-liter Ford V8 rated at 320 horsepower and an optional supercharged version that delivers a head-snapping 400 horsepower. Both engines are covered by a factory Ford warranty. Drivers will harness the power through a quick-shifting 5-speed manual transmission.
The car’s suspension has been upgraded to keep pace with the power delivery. A Ford Racing Handling Package adds firmer springs and re-valved shock absorbers. A 14-inch Ford Racing Braking Package is optional. All suspension components will be covered under a factory Ford warranty, as well.
Inside the Iacocca Silver Mustang, the interior is resplendent with luxurious touches that highlight the car’s special heritage, including Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats with embroidery stitching, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with “I” badge, and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates.
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.
The “Father of the Mustang” returns to the legend that started it all.
For more photos, videos and/or information about the Iacocca Silver 45th Anniversary Edition Mustang and I Legacy, please log onto www.ilegacy.com.
For sales inquiries please call Galpin Ford’s Iacocca Mustang specialist, Brandon Boeckmann at 1-800-829-0744.
Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang – Specifications
• 4.6-liter V8 with 320 HP (Ford Racing Cold Air – under WARRANTY)
• 4.6-liter V8 with 400HP Supercharger Optional (Ford Racing Supercharger – under WARRANTY)
• 5-speed stick shift transmission (there might be automatics)
• Ford Racing Handling Package (Ford Racing Package – under WARRANTY)
• 14-inch’ Brakes Optional (Ford Racing Package – under WARRANTY)
Wheels & Tires
• Iacocca Design 20″ Chrome wheels with “I” Design center cap
• 20”x 9 ½ ” (F), 20″x 9 ½ ” (R)
• Goodyear Eagle RSA 245 X 45 X R20
• Iacocca Diamond Design Leather Seats with Embroidery Stitching
• Iacocca Signature Dash Plaque with Serial Number
• Iacocca Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with “I” badge
• Iacocca Aluminum Door Still Plates
• One-Touch Up/Down power Windows
• Two Power Outlets
• Variable-Speed Windshield Wipers
• Rear Window Defroster
• Iacocca DESIGN FASTBACK
• Iacocca Design Hood Emblem
• Iacocca Design Trunk Cap “I” Emblem
• Iacocca Design Trunk Lettering
Source: ilegacy.com | Photos: Joey Julius