2015 Ford Mustang 50Y Edition - Going, Going, Almost Gone

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Do you find yourself gravitating towards purchasing a 2015 Mustang but you don't want to own one because someone in your geographical area is likely to have an exact copy? Or are you the type of person who can't decide which Mustang options to select and just want to simplify the Mustang buying experience? Or perhaps you're the type of person that wants a Mustang with all the optional goodies standard? The good news is Ford is there to lend a helping hand. The bad news is your time is running out. The answer to all these questions is the 2015 Ford Mustang 50Y (edition).

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1982 Ford Mustang GT - a New Beginning

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Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Mustang Pasture's writer Pete Dunton for an Internet publication in 2008 and then appeared in the Old Car Memories online magazine - oldcarmemories.com in January 2009.

Flashback to 1982 - there was a lingering recession that had engulfed the U.S. economy and cars were shrinking faster than the money in most people's wallets. If horsepower had taken a fall in the 1970s, by 1982 it was taken down to a still lower notch.  The norm by 1982 was 120 - 140 horsepower V8s. With this in mind it seems a great paradox that 1982 would also be a time when the seeds were beginning to be sown for a new horsepower war. 

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1986 Ford Mustang GT - Made a Mustang GT Owner Sing


Editor's Note: This article was originally written by Mustang Pasture's writer Pete Dunton for the Old Car Memories online magazine - oldcarmemories.com in November 2011.

Back in fall of 1985, Dire Straights' song "Money For Nothing" was at the top of the Billboard charts, Growing Pains premiered on ABC TV, Sylvester Stallone and Bridgitte Nielson were married, and Ford released its first Mustang with a fuel rail type port injection V8 - the Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) 5.0 liter HO (which was standard on the 1986 Mustang GT and optional on the 1986 Mustang LX). Dire Straights has been forgotten having been disbanded since 1995. Growing Pains ended its long run in 1992. And Sylvester Stallone and Bridgitte Nielson only lasted two years before a messy divorce. Ironically in fall of 1985 Huey Lewis and the News had a number one hit that littered the airways named "The Power Of Love" which was the main theme from the 1985 hit movie Back to the Future . Which is exactly what happened to the Mustang in Fall of 1985 it went back to the future - today the Mustang is still around 26 years later and just as popular as it was then and it still is equipped (with the GT) with a port injected 5.0 liter V8 - however the current 5.0 is a DOHC V8 versus the old pushrod V8 of 1986 (which really only displaced 4.9 liters but nobody was counting).

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