Number 1,964 Limited Edition Mustang Set for Auction

There are few cars that are more recognizable than the Ford Mustang. As the iconic pony car celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, Ford has decided to celebrate its popularity by auctioning off a 50 Years Limited-Edition Ford Mustang. This special ‘Stang, which has the badge number 1,964 (the year the Mustang was brought to life) will be auctioned by Barrett-Jackson, with all proceeds going to Get Your Heart Racing, which supports Henry Ford Health System’s Edit and Benson Ford Heart & Vascular Institute.

“Ford Mustang inspires passion like no other car, said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president of Global Product Development. “The visceral look, sound, and performance of Mustang resonates with people, even if they’ve never driven one. Mustang is definitely more than just a car—it is the heart and soul of Ford Motor Company.”

The number 1,964 Limited Edition Mustang is based on the 2015 Mustang GT. Along with this sexy car, the winner will also receive the VIP package to Ford Championship Weekend at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Here, the preproduction unit of the 50 Years Limited Edition Mustang will be the official pace car.

While the 2015 Mustang isn’t available at dealerships yet, make sure to keep an eye on Friendly Ford’s dealership lots to ensure you don’t miss its arrival!

Ford’s Composer Creates the Soundtrack to Your Mustang

Ford's Composer

Interior Photo of the 2015 Ford Mustang

If we told you Ford has a composer on its payroll would that surprise you? Well, it’s true, but this person isn’t writing concertos for orchestras; Shawn Carney, a Ford engineer, is composing the soundtrack to your Mustang.

Imagine driving something as exciting as a Mustang without the powerful growl and grumble of the engine. Those sounds do not happen by magic—they have to be finely crafted and honed using every aspect of the car, from the engine, to the chassis, to the body panels.

Carney is a powertrain noise, vibration, and harshness engineer for the Ford Mustang. He works with a team of sound engineers to make sure every Mustang, no matter the engine installed, sounds like a Mustang should.

“In addition to the usual suspects you expect to hear inside the car, like the engine and exhaust, the body structure can become an incremental source of unwanted noise,” explained Carney, in a statement. “Body panels can act like speakers, amplifying vibration and sound inputs from the road, powertrain and wind.

Head to Ford’s website to hear a small clip of Carney’s work.

The all-new 2015 Ford Mustang will arrive at Friendly Ford this fall, and we can’t wait to hear its engine growl in person.

Ford Sync Featuring 911 Assist

Ford Sync Featuring 911 Assist

2014 Ford Mustang

We are all looking forward to the 2015 Ford Mustang hitting lots across the country. We have already fallen in-love with its unique styling and beautiful body lines. Did you know that the 2015 Mustang will also offer some added safety features? That’s right! The sports coupe that you have come to know and love will not only be exciting to look at, it will have a few upgraded features to make you feel safe and secure.

Among its new features is a more advanced Ford Sync featuring 911 Assist. The 911 Assist feature currently makes phone calls via Bluetooth and will send an automatic message to emergency services in the unfortunate event of an accident. With the newest set-up, the Mustang will not only alert emergency services, but will be able to tell what kind of impact occurred. It will also be able to tell the maximum change in velocity and if there were safety belts in-use. This can help emergency services prepare and better assist you if you were involved in an accident.

What do you think of Ford’s advanced system? Let us know in the comment section below and be sure to stop by Friendly Ford when the Mustang arrives on our lot in the coming months!

Business Insider Likes Used Mustang and Fusion for First-Time Drivers

first-time drivers

2013 Ford Fusion

Do you have a newly sixteen-year-old who has been itching for their first car? We understand, as a parent, you are a little nervous (okay, extremely nervous) for your teen to be behind the wheel. According to Business Insider, there are a couple of Ford models that make great cars for first-time drivers!

The 2007-Present Ford Fusion makes a great car because of its reliability, good reputation, and great safety features according to Business Insider. The Fusion offers excellent technologies which will satisfy your new driver. It also offers plenty of space and comfort for when they move for college in a few years. The 2005-Present Ford Mustang is another great choice for first-time drivers according to Business Insider. They like the fact that you can get a sports car with a V6 engine for your teen. The Mustang also received a Good Safety Rating from IIHS showing that it is indeed a safe choice.

Why buy a used car for your teen? First, you can save money by purchasing used which means more money for gas and insurance starting out. Many used vehicles come with great warranties and have a good track record for repairs and maintenance. Some certified used vehicles were previously leases, meaning most (if not all) of the maintenance has been done at a certified dealership. Leased vehicles have a good reputation for being extremely clean and offering low miles.

If you have any questions about purchasing a used vehicle or have a teen at home that just can’t wait to have their new car, stop by Friendly Ford!

Order your 2015 Ford Mustang from Friendly Ford!

Order your 2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang – Available for order at Friendly Ford!

It’s that time… the time we have all been waiting for! That’s right; you can now order your very own 2015 Ford Mustang! Pony up in the American classic! Celebrating its 50th Anniversary, the 2015 offers more power, performance, comfort, and technology than ever before.

New for the 2015 model year, the Mustang is available with a 2.3-liter turbocharged EcoBoost 4-cylinder engine that offers efficiency and plenty of power for your drive. Take your choice of the new 4 cylinder, a 3.7-liter V6 or a 5.0-liver V8.

Inside the 2015 Mustang, you will find only the best in up-to-date features. Some of our favorites include MyFord Touch infotainment system, Intelligent Key passive entry system, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, and powertrain driving modes.

If you have a need for power and a knack for design, check out the completely redesigned 2015 Ford Mustang! Right now, you can order your new 2015 from our dealership in Roselle! If you would like to wait to see the Mustang in-person before you buy, it should arrive at our dealership sometime this fall! Give us a call at (866) 928-7905 if you have any questions or would like to order your 2015 Ford Mustang!

Ford Honors 50 Years of Mustang with Exclusive Limited Edition

50 years ago, something incredible happened, something that would shake up the American muscle car landscape forever—the original Ford Mustang debuted at the 1964 New York International Auto Show. For the inaugural year, Ford put the car on display atop the Empire State Building; it was quite a statement for an unproven car, but a statement that the Mustang has backed up consistently for a whole half-century now.

50 Years of Mustang

2015 Ford Mustang

Therefore, fifty years later, Ford has recreated that moment in history. They’ve once again brought a new Mustang to the New York International Auto Show, and once again it’s on display atop the Empire State Building. Even more exciting news to us here at Friendly Ford—and likely to you as well—is the announcement of the 50 Year Limited Edition Mustang. Based on the Mustang GT fastback, the 50 Year Limited Edition is simply the best and most exclusive Pony Car ever made.

The car comes standard with literally every feature that’s only optional on your average Mustang. In fact, customers can only make two choices when it comes to this baby—what color they want as well as what transmission they prefer. It comes in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue, both exclusive to this model, and features either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” said Moray Callum, Ford vice president of design. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The Mustang Celebrates 50 Years!

Mustang Celebrates 50 Years

2015 Ford Mustang at the Chicago Auto Show

This month, the Mustang is celebrating its 50th year of continuous production! 50 years ago, the Mustang made its debut at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York. On April 16th and 17th Ford plans to make history again by displaying the Ford Mustang Convertible on the observation deck of the Empire State Building for the second time. Ford is hoping to replicate the exciting introduction from 1964.

Currently, the Ford team is working hard to get the all-new Mustang atop this iconic building. Since a helicopter delivery is impossible and a crane cannot reach the height of the building, the Mustang must be taken to the top in pieces. They must disassemble the Mustang into smaller parts that are able to travel up an elevator 86 stories to the observation deck. Once all of the pieces make it to the top, technicians have only 6 hours to get the Mustang reassembled.

Mustang Celebrates 50 Years

2015 Ford Mustang

The Mustang will be on display atop the Empire State Building April 16-17 and is open to visitors from 8AM-2AM.

At Friendly Ford, we cannot wait to see pictures of the Mustang on top of the Empire State Building and we surely cannot wait until the 2015 Mustang arrives on our lot in Roselle! How are you celebrating 50 years of Mustang?

Ford at NAIAS

Have you seen all of the great new Ford vehicles and concepts that debuted at NAIAS over the past week and a half? The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also known as The Detroit Auto Show, ends this Sunday the 26th and the team here at Friendly Ford wants to show you some of our favorite cars from the show.

NAIAS is celebrating its 25th Anniversary of being an International Show, although the show itself traces its roots all the way back to 1907. Originally the Detroit Auto Show was regional. In 1989, a group of Detroit auto dealers got together to make the show more globally recognized. Since 1989, 1,359 vehicles have been introduced at NAIAS and more than 18 million people have visited the show.

Ford is showcasing everything from the 2015 Mustang to the all-new Raptor. Let’s take a look at Ford at NAIAS.

Which of the Ford vehicles that debuted at NAIAS do you like the most? Be sure to come by Friendly Ford in Roselle to see some of the cars from the show in person!

Up for Auction: The First 2015 Ford Mustang

The first 2015 Ford Mustang will be up for auction at the Barrett-Jackson Auction on January 18th in Scottsdale, Arizona. The first retail 2015 Ford Mustang will be a GT featuring a 5.0-liter V8 engine, 420-horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The winner of the auction will have their choice between a six-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmission and will be able to choose the colors of their new Mustang.

The all-new Mustang will have no reserve at the auction and the proceeds will benefit JDRF an organization that researches Type 1 Diabetes. “Ford’s charitable vehicle sales at Barrett-Jackson have raised more than $3 million for JDRF through the years, and these funds are helping us make tremendous progress towards therapies and treatments that will make life better for people with type 1 diabetes today as we work to find a cure for this terrible disease,” Jeffrey Brewer president and CEO of JDRF remarks.

The Mustang will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary for the 2015 model year with a new sleek exterior design and all of the best in technologies. Friendly Ford is proud to be part of a company that gives back to communities and charities.

Just Revealed: The 2015 Ford Mustang!

The much anticipated release of the 2015 Ford Mustang is upon us! Ford recently released an article about the new styling and features for the all-new Mustang. We knew it would be a big year for this classic Ford model as it celebrates its 50th Anniversary. For 2015, the Mustang features a completely redesigned exterior and a technologically advanced interior.

The Mustang offers your choice of 3 distinct engines: a fuel efficient 2.3-liter with Ecoboost, a 3.7-liter V6 or a powerful 5.0-liter V8. The exterior of the 2015 Mustang took into account the styling of the Mustang over the past 50 years. The 2015 is said to be a nice collaboration of all of the Mustangs through the years.

Technological advances for the Mustang include enhanced information, control and connectivity. New features include intelligent access, push button start, MyKey, SYNC, TrackApps, MyColor gauges, and a Shaker Pro Audio System.

Here at Friendly Ford, we are really looking forward to the newly revealed 2015 Ford Mustang! We can’t wait to see all of the new features in action when it arrives at our dealership this summer. What are you looking forward to the most in regards to the all-new 2015 Mustang? Let us know in the comment section below!