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Old 05-10-2014, 11:36 PM   #1
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50th MUSTANG should be the 2014 S197 not the 2015

Think about it , the Pony came out mid 1964 , the last S197 / 2014 has more lineage than the Korean looking new Mustang . The S197 should have ended the cycle and the 2015 the start of the new world Mustang model .
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While they came out in mid '64 and some were known as '64.5 Mustangs, they was officially labeled as '65 Mustangs. That's why the '15 is the 50th.

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^^^ OK , then why is the 1984 the 20th and 2004 the 40th
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^^^ OK , then why is the 1984 the 20th and 2004 the 40th
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^^^ OK , then why is the 1984 the 20th and 2004 the 40th
Clearly those ani's are insignificant and have no historical importance as compared to the first and 50th year. They were/are marketing gimmicks, nothing more.

Oh, there are 89 and 90 model Fox cars with 25th ani stuff.. My brothers 89 had the door stripes(local thing) but also had the dash badge as well(factory).
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Any anniversary edition is a marketing thing for collectors.
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Any anniversary edition is a marketing thing for collectors.
Good marketing for the brand , a sales gimmick , but I still argue that the last S197 with it's unique front / rear and retro look should be the 50th MUSTANG .
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It's still the same basic design as they've been making since 2005, though. Time for something new to start the next 50 years with.
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It's still the same basic design as they've been making since 2005, though. Time for something new to start the next 50 years with.
The S197 is a model that has more in lineage with it's retro look and also benefited with a vast of improvements , making it the model designation that should have been honored with the 2014.5 50th Anniversary
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Guess Ford decided to look forward for this landmark anniversary instead of backward.
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The 1964 1/2 was the first. This is simple marketing. Why would they use the 2014 as the aniversary model when they can help increase the desired hype of the new 2015 Mustang by using it. Since it can really go either way it only makes sense. Especially considering this is their first real attempt at making the Mustang a global car.

Sorry I am in marketing and there is NO way I would have used the 2014 for the anniversary. That said I don't like the 2015 nearly as much but thats IMO
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I agree.I think the 2014 should be the 50th. Also the 2014 just seems to be the pinnacle of all the Mustangs.
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Actually big changes happened between "64.5" and 65 Stangs. Generator to alternator, 260 to 289, etc...
Maybe they could have used the 2014, then made their big changes and dropped the 15 on us... But, as mentioned, the hype would be lost on an "stale" mustang design. In 65, ford had hyped up the mustangs launch so much that their marketing dept set a launch date in stone, and production wasn't quite ready, hence the changes that came less than a year later. I also love the 14 better, but FORD is doing what it should to promote a new age stallion.
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Also the 2014 just seems to be the pinnacle of all the Mustangs.
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There was technically no 1964.5 model year for the Mustang. It's more of a colloquial nod to the fact that sales started way early for it being a '65.
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There was technically no 1964.5 model year for the Mustang. It's more of a colloquial nod to the fact that sales started way early for it being a '65.
Look at this , some facts http://www.automobilemag .com/featur...-ba ck-241603/
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But since I have a feeling you are trying to argue that there was an official 1964.5:

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There was no official 1964.5. Period. Ford sold the Mustang as a 1965, thus 2015 makes sense as the 50th anniversary. What admittedly does not make sense is that they used 2009 as the 45th anniversary... It's all marketing.
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Look at the VIN for the 1964.5, it's VIN registers as 1965
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^^^ OK , but a 64.5 , early 65 cars brings more $'s, making them a half year model in the collectors world
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Our point exactly, in the collectors world , as well as quite a few enthusiasts, they are called 1964.5, but they are 65's from Ford.
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^^^ So in essence there is a 64.5 Mustang model that is a coveted Classic American Iconic Car for collectors and collectors go by built date not by VIN # designation .
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Not worth arguing a moot point...
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Not worth arguing a moot point...
Agreed, this thread is at the point where it can be closed.
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Agreed, this thread is at the point where it can be closed.
No one is in arguing mode here, this is a forum and as such opinions are welcome , facts and true accounts at times disturb
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Haha, funny, to you. The FACT is, no 1964.5 Mustangs were made, it's a 65 VIN, and therefore a 65 MY(Model Year).

Collectors call it a 64.5 because of when it was released, but that doesn't make any difference, IT'S A 1965.
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^^^^ Tell that to a true Classic Car Collector , high values are based on early production cars here and in the moon and Vin # designation has no play to hard core collectors , read a bit , do some research
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Whatever, all you do is like to start trouble. I use to be up for that, but it's childish, I've got better things to do in my life, unlike some people.
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Ok, I will chime in here. As long as I remember people always referred to 1964 1/2 and 1965 Mustangs as different models. Try to tell someone with a 1964 1/2 that their car is actually a 1965 and you will be sure to get an argument on your hands. I don't blame them, they have always been designated differently. Following is a link documenting the differences between both models. Even though I don't see it on the list, I thought I remembered reading an article while sitting in high school back in the late 70s that the Mustang emblem was also a different length between the two.

http://www.classicpony.com/InFoPages...%20Mustang.htm
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Psh, you don't tell me when to go to bed. Only I do. And define "teen dreams"
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Ok, I will chime in here. As long as I remember people always referred to 1964 1/2 and 1965 Mustangs as different models. Try to tell someone with a 1964 1/2 that their car is actually a 1965 and you will be sure to get an argument on your hands. I don't blame them, they have always been designated differently. Following is a link documenting the differences between both models. Even though I don't see it on the list, I thought I remembered reading an article while sitting in high school back in the late 70s that the Mustang emblem was also a different length between the two.

Differences between 64 1/2 & 65 Mustangs
Thanks for bringing the thread topic back and lets go back to the 50th Mustang
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Ok, I will chime in here. As long as I remember people always referred to 1964 1/2 and 1965 Mustangs as different models. Try to tell someone with a 1964 1/2 that their car is actually a 1965 and you will be sure to get an argument on your hands. I don't blame them, they have always been designated differently. Following is a link documenting the differences between both models. Even though I don't see it on the list, I thought I remembered reading an article while sitting in high school back in the late 70s that the Mustang emblem was also a different length between the two.

http://www.classicpony.com/InFoPages...%20Mustang.htm

The 64 1/2 is a 65 VIN. Therefore, the "65" here would be a refresh

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He didn't, the topic is about the 14 and 15
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The 64 1/2 is a 65 VIN. Therefore, the "65" here would be a refresh

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He didn't, the topic is about the 14 and 15

You're trying to rewrite history.
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