While there aren’t any ponies added to the Mustang stable for its upcoming model year, there are a few paint n’ wallpaper tweaks that are sure to get bidders all excited when Barrett-Jackson holds a sale and takes bids in Scottsdale 30 years from now.
First out of the gate is a Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. A certain class of collector likes to catch ‘em all, so Ford will probably not have any trouble shifting this limited run of cars for whom dealer order books opened today. For an extra $2,140 over the GT500’s $72,900 base price, Heritage Edition customers will find themselves in command of a machine paying homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500. All 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition fastbacks will be finished in an exclusive shade of Brittany Blue with two different Wimbledon White exterior stripe options: Painted or vinyl. Actually, the hand-painted stripes will cost an additional $10,000 on top of the Heritage Edition package price mentioned above. Guess good help and a steady painting hand are hard to find these days.
Next up is a Coastal Limited Edition, available on the 310 horsepower, four-banger Mustang EcoBoost Premium fastback and convertible. Here, we find a ‘Stang with unique wheels unique, package-specific side stripes that trace down the side of the car before stretching over the hood, that grille with an offset badge instead of the centered pony, plus the typical pedestal spoiler and various Coastal badging insignia. It’ll be available in Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange, or Rapid Red and bear a sticker price starting at $32,225.
Finally, purchasers at Ford must have gotten a good deal on the orange paint which has been seen on promotional images of the F-150 Raptor and upcoming Bronco Raptor. That hue, officially called Code Orange, will now be offered on the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 – though obviously not in concert with the Heritage Package described at the top of this post. Code Orange joins other Mustang colors including the likes of Eruption Green and Grabber Blue, though we must say that Dodge still has ‘em beat when it comes to paint names (Hellraisin or Sinamon Stick, anyone?)
Despite the myriad of production challenges and issues with the world supply chain, Ford has still managed to sell 44,141 Mustang fastbacks and convertibles through to the end of October. That’s off about 15 percent from last year, if you’re wondering. To put that in perspective, the mighty F-Series line has found 603,090 new homes during the same time frame.
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