The Father Of The Mustang adds new chapter to his legacy.
06-22-09: Lee Iacocca has gotten together with Galpin Ford to create a modern day legacy of his passion for Mustang, the Iacocca Anniversary Edition. Only 45 of the “2009 ½” Silver Edition Mustangs will be built and offered through Galpin Ford in North Hills, Ca.
The design of the special car was a collaboration between Lee Iacocca, designer Michael Leone, and Gaffolglio Family Metalcrafters. The company calls itself "I Legacy". Their customized Mustang features redesigned front fascia side skirts and designer touches throughout. Making this car special is the metal work and hand crafted customization that goes well beyond the “body kit” of many tuner-cars.
This custom metal fabrication can especially be seen in the rear flanks of the custom c-pillar, side profile and rear deck-lid. The crafters created sculpted inset lines in the upper rear vent area and raised the roofline. It makes the 1960's fastback silhouette come alive in a very special way.
Based on the Mustang GT, buyers can opt for a standard 4.6 liter V8 or a 400hp supercharged version, both covered by factory warranty. You can have any transmission you want as long as it is a 5-speed manual. Suspension comes courtesy of Ford Racing and you can opt for the larger 14” brakes as well. A unique design 20” aluminum wheel is wrapped in Goodyear Eagle RSA 24/45 rubber to fill the wheel wells proper.
Lee saw to it that this car has a sense of Italian class. Nowhere is this more apparent than the interior which has custom stitched leather hides that evoke images of Italian concept cars of the past. Interior touches also include serial number and signed dash plaque. Special Iacocca badging is found stitched into the seating, on the hood and rear deck-lid.
While the new 2010 Mustang is all the rage these days, the new Iacocca Anniversary Edition might very well be the car that appeals to the long time enthusiast who has been around the pony car for a while. With Lee Iacocca being the father of the Mustang, his personal touch may be worth more than the sum of its parts.
The custom ride is said to be available starting in July at a starting price somewhere in the neighborhood of $60,000 - $65,000.