The father of the Ford Mustang, Lee Iacocca, has introduced a coach-built version of the American pony car called '2009 1/2 Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang' that will be produced in a strictly limited run of 45 units. Now in his mid-80s, Lee Iacocca was the president of the Ford division when the company introduced the original Mustang in 1964. The special edition Mustang is the result of the collaborative work of Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and California-based coachbuilder, Gaffoglio Family Metalcrafters.
The limited production model that is based on the 2009 Mustang platform will be offered with two power plant options, a normally-aspirated 4.6-liter Ford V8 rated at 320 horsepower and an optional supercharged version delivering 400 horsepower. Both V8s are linked to a 5-speed manual transmission.
The Sliver Mustang's suspension has been uprated with a Ford Racing Handling Package that adds firmer springs and re-valved shock absorbers while an optional 14-inch Ford Racing Braking Package is also available.
Designer Michael Leone reworked the car's exterior that features a unique front-end treatment with deep-set headlights and a more prominent fastback look. As the Mustang's name suggests, the only available exterior color is silver.
Inside, the Iacocca Silver Mustang gets special Iacocca Diamond Design leather seats, an Iacocca signature dash plaque with serial number, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with the "I" logo and Iacocca-badged aluminum door sill plates.
All 45 units of the Iacocca Silver Mustang will be offered exclusively at Southern California's Galpin Ford dealership, with prices set to be revealed at a later date.
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