Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

  • The 50 Year Limited Edition builds on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback and will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue
  • Special-edition Mustang comes standard with nearly every available option; the only choice customers have to make is color, and manual or automatic transmission
  • 2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be available in fall 2014; only 1,964 examples will ever be built

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WALDORF, MD, 2014 – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.

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“When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager of Waldorf Ford.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ford Mustang

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

50 years of inspiration
“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” added Greg Basiliko. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001 that was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited-edition car.

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“Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps,” said Greg Basiliko. “The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”

Chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three taillamp blades take inspiration from the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman that became the basis for the production model that debuted in 1964. The three individual lamps on each side of that design were combined into a single tri-bar lamp cluster for production, but the original concept has returned five decades on. The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be the only 2015 model with the large faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with 50 Years added to the GT designation.

Gail Wise - Worlds First Production Mustang Owner

Another visual element that won’t be found on any other Mustang is the louvered rear quarter-windows. Unlike the external louvers on the quarter-windows of the 1965 fastback, the new windows are comprised of layered sheets of glass built with a construction technique uniquely developed for this car.

Unique cockpit experience 
From behind the wheel, drivers will know they are driving a very special car. The aluminum trim panel that spans the double-brow instrument panel gets an axel spin finish different from other 2015 Mustangs, plus a special serialized 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at Flat Rock Assembly Plant where Mustang is built.

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The limited-edition is the only 2015 Mustang with a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching is also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

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Limited-edition cars will be equipped with loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding not available on other Mustangs.

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A showpiece meant to be driven

Powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition will be equipped with the Mustang GT performance pack that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

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The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago. The front wheels are 9.0 inches wide with 255/40R tires, while the staggered rear wheels are 9.5 inches wide with 275/40R tires.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.

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The 50 Year Limited Edition car will be among the first 2015 Mustangs built when production begins later this year. Each of the 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs will get a unique owner’s guide in a leather portfolio with the 50 Year badge on the outside.

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“We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car,” said Greg Basiliko. “With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal.”

Visit Waldorf Ford for more information and don’t forget to join us for the 50th Anniversary of Ford Mustang Thursday, April 17th, 2014 from 5:30 – 8pm!   Click here for more info on this event! Waldorf Ford is located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  We can also be reached at 301-843-2400 or online at http://www.waldorfford.com.

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Ford Mustang celebra sus 50 años en el Empire State Building

DEARBORN, Michigan, 28 de marzo 2014-Dos de los iconos más reconocibles del mundo se están uniendo el 16 y 17 de abril, cuando el nuevo Ford Mustang 2015 convertible estará en exhibición en la plataforma de observación del Empire State Building de New York. La exhibición  – replicando la misma hazaña de hace casi 50 años – coincide con la celebración mundial de los 50 años desde que Mustang debutó en la Feria Mundial de 1964 en New York.

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“New York es una de las ciudades más grandes del mundo, y es el lugar donde la historia de Ford Mustang comenzó hace 50 años,” dijo Mark Fields, director de operaciones de Ford. “Estamos encantados de visitar el hito arquitectónico que ha sido el corazón de la ciudad de Manhattan durante 83 años con la nueva generación del automóvil que es el alma de Ford Motor Company.”

Llevar el automóvil a 86 pisos sobre las calles densamente pobladas del centro de Manhattan no es una tarea simple. No existe grúa portátil que pueda llegar al observatorio del piso 86, y la imponente torre encima de la cubierta relativamente estrecha hace que la entrega por helicóptero sea imposible. Eso deja a los ascensores como la única opción viable.

Cuando el Empire State Building se inauguró en 1931 como edificio, entonces – más alto del mundo – un título que mantuvo durante casi 40 años – nadie habría imaginado intentar transportar un automóvil hacia arriba en los ascensores originales. Pero en 1965, un prototipo Mustang convertiblefue cortado en tres secciones principales más el parabrisas de manera que las secciones encajarían en los ascensores.

El Mustang 2015 es aproximadamente siete pulgadas más largo y cuatro pulgadas más ancho que su antecesor, haciendo la tarea de transportar hacia arriba aún más difícil. Trabajando a partir de los datos de ingeniería informática, los miembros del equipo que preparan el automóvil de la exhibición han encontrado los lugares adecuados para hacer los cortes de manera que todo se puede cargar en bastidores a medida que se puede rodar hacia dentro de los ascensores.

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Una vez que todo está sin embalaje y transportado hasta 86 pisos, los técnicos tendrán menos de seis horas para volver a montar las secciones en un automóvil completo que estará en exhibición encima de Manhattan.

“Es un privilegio para celebrar el nuevo Ford Mustang, reunir a nuestras dos marcas icónicas, y hacer una nueva historia con Ford,” dijo el Presidente de la Junta Directiva, Presidente y CEO de Empire State Realty Trust, Anthony E. Malkin. “El Empire State Building y el Ford Mustang son ambos innovadores históricos – hoy en día, como en el pasado.”

Los visitantes a la plataforma de observación del Empire State Building pueden ver el nuevo convertible Mustang durante 54 horas de 8 a.m. a 2 p.m., Abril 16-17.

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El nuevo Mustang es la versión más avanzada hasta ahora del pony car icónico, ofreciendo más avanzada tecnología de asistencia al conductor que cualquier otro automóvil en su clase. El nuevo y elegante diseño de Mustang fastback y convertible está respaldado por un desempeño de clase mundial a partir de una gama de motores disponibles, incluyendo un nuevo EcoBoost®  de 2.3 litros turbo y un V8 de 5.0 litros actualizado con más de 420 caballos de fuerza. El nuevo Mustang sale a la venta a finales de este año. Además de los sistemas de conectividad de vanguardia, Mustang ofrece características de aplicaciones de pista disponibles, control de lanzamiento y más.

Acerca de Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, líder global de la industria automotriz con sede en Dearborn, Michigan, fabrica o distribuye automóviles en seis continentes. Con cerca de 180.000 empleados y 65 plantas en todo el mundo, las marcas automotrices de la compañía incluyen Ford y Lincoln. La compañía ofrece servicios financieros a través de Ford Motor Credit Company. Para obtener más información acerca de Ford y sus productos en todo el mundo, por favor visite http://corporate.ford.com 

 Waldorf Ford se encuentra en 2440 Crain Highway en Waldorf, MD 20601. Llame 301-843-2900 o visítenos en línea en http://www.waldorfford.com para más información.

Jimmy Picks a Truck and Announces Fingers on a 4×4

Jimmy Fallon’s buying a 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch. But he’s still got something planned before he takes the keys. We’re tuning in to The Tonight Show to see what “Fingers On A 4×4” is all about. See you there!

 

 

Waldorf Ford Gets #HAPPY!

In honor of International Day of Happiness Waldorf Ford decided to celebrate the #happyday with their version of #HAPPY!

To see how HAPPY we are visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway, Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

 

Waldorf Ford was presented with their 8th Triple Crown Award; Customers are the real winners.

Waldorf Ford was presented with their 5th Triple Crown Award

(Waldorf, MD)  Today, Ford Motor Company awarded Waldorf Ford with the prestigious Triple Crown Award.  This is the 8th year that Waldorf Ford has won this award.

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The Triple Crown Award recognizes dealerships that have won the President’s Award and the One Hundred Club Award, but who also ranked high enough to be included in the Ford Customer Service Premier Club.  Ford Motor Company also presented The One Hundred Club Award for 2013, which recognizes dealerships that are in the top 100 in Ford sales for the nation.

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Waldorf Ford is one of only 23 dealerships in the country to win the 2013 Triple Crown Award.  Waldorf Ford is among only 5 select dealerships in the United States to earn the Triple Crown Award for 8 consecutive years.

 “It is quite an accomplishment for a dealership to receive the One Hundred Club Award, but to receive that and take care of the customer well enough to receive the President’s Award as well is exceptional”, stated Ford Motor Company.

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“It means a lot to be recognized with the President’s Award for the 13th time,” said Greg Basiliko, General Manager, Waldorf Ford.  “We earned this award only because of the hard work of all of our employees and their united attention to the best possible service to our customers.  The real thanks for this award needs to go to our customers who have placed their confidence in us.”

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The President’s Award is reserved for Ford dealerships that have made a commitment to deliver exceptional sales and service experiences to their customers.  Ford Motor Company’s President’s Award is reserved for the best of the best – approximately 200 out of the nearly 4,000 dealerships receive this award.

“Our motto is, Dedicated to Excellence, whether it is during or after the sale, our priority is taking care of our customers,” said Basiliko. “We take customer satisfaction seriously and we work hard every day to make sure our customers are taken care of.”

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Waldorf Ford is located on Route 301 North in Waldorf, MD and online at http://www.waldorfford.com or call 888-284-1463.

Ready to Make the Switch?

The Switch

In 2014 Ford kicked off The Switch Sales Event!  This event showcases customers who switched to Ford products from compettive vehicles such as the Toyota Camry to the Ford Fusion, the GMC Sierra to the F-150, Honda Civic to the Ford Focus,  and the Honda Pilot to the Ford Escape.

Watch these commercials with customers telling their stories that they are so happy that they switched to Ford!

Kevin switched from a GMC Sierra to the Ford F-150 XLT, and his buddy John approves.

Jason wanted an exciting car, so he switched from an Acura TSX to the Ford Focus ST.

Brandon comes from a Honda family, but after owning an Accord he switched to the Ford Fusion Titanium.

Also check out these photos of some of our very own customers making The Switch too!

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Visit Waldorf Ford at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601.  Call us at 301-843-2400 or visit us online at http://www.waldorfford.com!

Polar Vortex at Waldorf Ford and how to properly remove snow from your car

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As you can see Waldorf Ford is battling this historic Polar Vortex in the Washington, DC Region and we remain OPEN FOR BUSINESS!!

How do you ask? Well, first off our General Sales Manager Allan Levi  has been hard at work cleaning off all the snow and ice off of our New Ford Inventory!  He wanted to make sure that our BRAND NEW vehicles were safe to drive and prepared for the roads.  We’ve also attached a few more helpful tips from AAA on how to care for your car and safely remove snow and ice from your car.

Please stay safe and warm!

If you have any questions please contact Waldorf Ford located at 2440 Crain Highway in Waldorf, MD 20601 or call 888-284-1463 for more helpful tips.