The 60th Anniversary Ford Mustang Gets Some Very Cool Wheels

The 60th Anniversary Ford Mustang Gets Some Very Cool Wheels

The Ford Mustang is officially 60 years old. The automaker is hosting a special event in Charlotte, North Carolina, to celebrate. It is also launching a new version called the 60th Anniversary Set.

For the record, this is just an appearance package. But to Ford’s credit, it’s a pretty clear improvement that stands out without being too subtle or noticeable. The wheels are probably the first thing you’ll notice. They measure 20 inches and feature a simple five-spoke pattern that draws heavily from the 1965 models. It’s a refreshing change in an era filled with complex “snowflake” wheel designs. Of course, there’s more to this package than just a shiny set of wheels.

See those 5.0 badges and stripes down on the sides? These are based on designs from the 1965 model, as is the GT badge on the trunk. Up front, you’ll find a unique grille that incorporates a retro mesh design, while the nostrils receive silver accents to help them stand out. Smoked headlights from the Mustang Nite Pony package are added, contrasting sharply with the extra-gloss side mirror caps. Unfortunately these are not real chrome. But shiny silver mimics this classic look. Unless you opt for a white Mustang, in which case the mirrors are body color.

Speaking of colors, the 60th Anniversary Pack is only available with the aforementioned White, Race Red, or Vapor Blue. You can have the side stripe in red or silver, and inside, the interior color options are gray, red or black. You’ll also find a special serialized 60th anniversary badge on the dashboard.

Under the skin, everything is the same as a new Mustang GT. The 5.0-liter V8 makes 480 horsepower, driving the rear wheels with a six-speed manual or 10-speed automatic. If you want the package on an EcoBoost or even a standard GT, you’re out of luck. It is only available in GT Premium version. At least you can choose between a convertible or a fixed roof.

Ford will only build 1,965 Mustangs with the 60th Anniversary package, for reasons that should be obvious. Pricing will be announced towards the end of the year when it arrives in dealerships as a 2025 model.



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