The Kansas City Royals are returning to Major League Baseball as the league champions and Ford is celebrating in their own way. Fan Marc Lassalle emailed Ford after the team took the championship with a suggestion for a limited edition vehicle. The Detroit-based automaker eventually invited him to join the company’s executives at the Kansas City Assembly Plant for the unveiling of the Ford F-150 MVP Edition.
The Ford F-150 has been built in Kansas City since 1957. The last time the Royals won the championship in 1985, Ford responded with an MVP edition of the Ranger.
Based on the XLT trim, buyers in Kansas City can choose between white and paint. The truck comes with polished rocker panels and special badging, among other cosmetic additions.
The special edition F-150 comes at the perfect time given the Midwest Ford dealers have just renewed their sponsorship of the Royals for the 2016 season.
Only 300 Ford F-150 MPV Editions will hit the streets. Once those models—60% of which are “flame blue” and 40% are “Oxford white”—are gone, the model will go out of production.
While we here at Friendly Ford are proud to see Ford creating special models to celebrate sporting events close to the company’s heart!
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!