Celebrating 50 years of milestones
DETROIT, MI- It's been one week since Ford Motor Co. began its countdown to the global debut of the 2015 Mustang.
And as pony car fans around the globe patiently wait for the vehicle to be unveiled on Dec. 5, here's a look back at milestones over the vehicle's past 50 years from Ford:
Concept: The first Mustang the 1962 Mustang I concept is a two seat, mid-engine sports car. It establishes the classic pony car proportion: a long, sweeping hood, short rear deck and sharply sculpted flanks.
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The iconic pony car went from the radical 1962 Ford Mustang I roadster concept to the modern ass-kicker we know and love in 2013.
The 1968 Cardinal Special
The Cardinal Special, or Edition as it was called,was a Virginia Ford Dealers Special and will have a DSO Code of 25 (Richmond, VA).The Cardinal Special came with the following options:
Candy Apple Red Paint
Black vinyl interior
C stripe package trim
Pop open gas lid
Clear fog lamps in the grill
Slotted wheels,plain caps & trim riings
Special interior light package
289 engine with a 2 barrel carb
And the most important identifying item on the car, the clear plastic gold background with the red Cardinals head on it medallion on the sail pillars