50th Anniversary Ford Mustang spotted

  • Chris Doane Automotive

     (Chris Doane Automotive)

  • Edsel B. Ford IIs special order 1965 Mustang

    Edsel B. Ford IIs special order 1965 Mustang  (Ford)

But who gets to blow out the candles?

What’s believed to be a lightly-camouflaged 50th Anniversary Ford Mustang has been spotted out on a test drive just a few weeks before its expected debut at the 2014 New York International Auto Show.

The GT-spec ‘Stang features several retro styling cues to mark the occasion, including a unique grille with a horizontal chrome bar and corral around the Mustang logo, what appear to be rear quarter window louvers hidden under a black panel, and forked-spoke wheels reminiscent of the ones seen on Edsel Ford II’s custom 1965 Mustang.

The car is also white, which Road & Track reports will be the only color offered on the 50th anniversary special edition, a nod to the original Mustang’s iconic Wimbledon White paint.

The first Mustang was unveiled at the 1964 World’s Fair in New York on April 17th, a date that coincides perfectly with the second media preview day of this year’s New York Auto Show.

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