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The 2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package Is Surprisingly Tasteful

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Another year going by means another special edition Ford Mustang is about to join the party, although this one’s a bit different to most. The pony car that started it all is celebrating its diamond anniversary, and the 2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package is a remarkably tasteful tribute to Mustangs of the past.

Right off the bat, Ford has spent some money on this special edition but giving it a unique alloy wheel design that actually seems to feature a fair amount of bright surface. If anything, the alloy wheels remind me of Porsche’s modern reimagining of classic Fuchs alloy wheels, and that’s not a bad thing.

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Stripes on a modern car are also a tricky line to walk, but I reckon the 60th Anniversary Mustang pulls it off. By keeping them thin, tucking them within the scalloping on the lower doors, and using a more delicately weighted font than you might expect, the result is darn near tasteful. Speaking of taste, how about that fabulous badging? Instead of slathering on chrome like on the 50th Anniversary Edition Mustang of 2015, Ford’s brought in some red emblems that tastefully play down the “5.0” fender badging while adding little pops of color.

2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package

Speaking of color, it’s nice to see the grille nostrils, and on red and blue cars, the mirror caps painted silver. Maybe it’s 2000s nostalgia on my part, but pops of brightness are so much nicer than boring black trim. Plus, painting the nostrils silver gives a nod to professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr.’s RTR Mustangs, a cool piece of modern Mustang heritage.

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2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package

Otherwise, the Mustang 60th Anniversary Package is mostly parts-bin stuff, but that’s no bad thing. We’re talking headlights with darkened housings from the Nite Pony package, fairly standard premium color upholstery, and all the stuff you’d expect in a reasonably well-equipped Mustang GT. This package will be available on the Mustang GT Premium coupe and convertible, although only 1,965 will be made. Buyers will be able to choose between Race Red, Vapor Blue, and throwback Wimbledon White paint, and order books open this summer.

2025 Ford Mustang 60th Anniversary Package

Ultimately, I’m thankful that Ford didn’t go the California Special route, and instead created a nifty little trim package that’s surprisingly tasteful and honors the Mustang’s heritage well. While the Mustang 60th Anniversary Edition isn’t for everyone, it’s sure to make a small cadre of pony car die-hards happy when it rolls into showrooms this autumn.

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Dan1101
Dan1101
1 month ago

These Mustangs are just a mess, the front end looks like a Camaro and the rear end looks like they backed into a big horizontal pipe and dented it all the way across. The graphics package looks cheap, something more subtle and tasteful would be better. I had a 1990 and it had was a “25 Years” Mustang badge on the passenger side dashboard.

Stop Making Us Register To Comment
Stop Making Us Register To Comment
1 month ago

need those wheels in a 16, would look better than a 20

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago

OMG, the Mustang has become an overgrown filly again. Is it time for a Mustang lll?

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago
Reply to  Greensoul

I would suggest basing it on a Focus or Fusion. OOOoooopps, never mind. Were in America and Ford hates cars to exist in the USA now. The thoughts of a Mustang lll based on a F series makes me sick

G.A. Miller
G.A. Miller
1 month ago
Reply to  Greensoul

So you’d put it on a FWD platform?

Chris Campbell
Chris Campbell
1 month ago

Can we see the other colors? And where are the fake vents for the rear wheels? I mean, if you are buying into this, you need at least that fiction to be able to process how useless this is.

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago
Reply to  Chris Campbell

To be fair, the original Mustang had faux scoops by the rear wheels too

Boxing Pistons
Boxing Pistons
1 month ago

Still a lot of stupid sh!+ going on with the front end and that flipping screen! Ugh!

Space
Space
1 month ago

I’ll give them this, the outside looks good, that’s not saying much because I think a brown Chevy Astro looks good.

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago
Reply to  Space

I still see Astro’s on the road. At least the brown color didn’t fly off in sheets like every old white Astro I still see living it’s cockroach life

VermonsterDad
VermonsterDad
1 month ago

Exterior wise. . .I like it. But the interior. . .too much screen. Wish it was all better integrated and kept some of the old Mustang dual console interior character.

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago
Reply to  VermonsterDad

someone told Ford “needs more cowbell” and they responded

Crank Shaft
Crank Shaft
1 month ago

Does this mean we can go back in time and paste ‘First Ever’ graphics to all the 64.5 models? The 60 Years stuff is a fail. A couple of small 60th Anniversary emblems are all that is needed. Not this somewhat garish stuff.

Stop Making Us Register To Comment
Stop Making Us Register To Comment
1 month ago
Reply to  Crank Shaft

only thing garish are those silver nostrils

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
1 month ago

Needs blue accents instead of red.

Greensoul
Greensoul
1 month ago

Red adds 10 horsepower, blue accents are only good for 2 horsepower. Now you are in the know. You are welcome. BTW, a big flashy horse hood decal would have added 15 HP at least.

MaximillianMeen
MaximillianMeen
1 month ago
Reply to  Greensoul

Whoa there buddy! The hood is reserved for cobras, king cobras!

Horses go on the side.

MikuhlBrian
MikuhlBrian
1 month ago

Those wheels actually look really good, some of the best OEM Mustang wheels in a long time.

Greg
Greg
1 month ago

Not a mustang guy,REALLY not a convertible guy, but I agree with Thomas, I think they did a nice job and if I were into either of those types of cars, I would be happy to drive it.

Looks better than the regular model I think.

JurassicComanche25
JurassicComanche25
1 month ago

This bugs me for 2 reasons. First, the ‘only 1965 made!!!’ Why? You didnt limit the 15th, 20th, 35th, 40th, 45th, 50th anniversary cars. It comes to me as a money grab. Just build them.

And speaking of the past anniversary editions (the 25, 30 didnt get actual anniversary packages). The 15th? 1979. 20th? The 1984 GT350 cars. 35th/40th? The 1999 GT and 2004 v6/GT. And the 45th was the 2009. WHY did you decide to make it 2015 and 2025 after that? You cant retroactively change math and history! Mustang was a mid-64 1964 launch and Fords own retelling through the anniversary editions support this. Fight me, ive got the math on my side.

Thirdmort
Thirdmort
1 month ago

At least this 60th is being sold in 2024 (the 60th year) as a 25. The original 64.5 was sold from March to August, so it lines up actual year wise, if not model year name wise.

MikuhlBrian
MikuhlBrian
1 month ago

Ford limited the 50th Anniversary 2015 Mustang to just 1,964 examples. They were only available in Wimbledon White and Kona Blue. https://www.cjponyparts.com/resources/50th-anniversary-mustang

Beatle
Beatle
1 month ago

I wonder if the dealership cartel pressures manufacturers into releasing certain trim levels and models just so that they can mark them up. The cars receive fanfare from journalists for being great cars for the money, but nobody can buy them at those prices because of dealer markup. This happens with the Integra type S, Supra, BMWs, Dark Horse, C8s, etc.

The dealers have a hangover from all the supply chain shortages that allowed them to jack up prices and they think perpetuating their inebriation is the right thing to do.

Jason Roth
Jason Roth
1 month ago

I have to say, I haven’t paid much attention to Mustangs for years—the styling has seemed a caricature of itself. But in this white, I see a lot of surfacing and detail that I like, such as the crease coming forward from the taillights.

P Hans
P Hans
1 month ago

The front end comes from the land of nightmares. Why buy a cheap after-market front-end when you can get one directly from Ford?

Urban Runabout
Urban Runabout
1 month ago

I like Wimbledon White – and I like the wheels, generally. However I would prefer an interior that has more red than just some seat facings and door insets.

The car itself tho – it’s an overstyled, oversized, overpowered, overpriced mess.

Stryker_T
Stryker_T
1 month ago

whatever they did with this last model, just doesn’t sit well with me looks-wise, it just looks off.

The NSX Was Only in Development for 4 Years
The NSX Was Only in Development for 4 Years
1 month ago
Reply to  Stryker_T

It’s got the C8 thing going on with a nice front end and 50% side profile that is just completely ruined by this gigantic ass end that is completely un-proportional to the rest of the car and ruins any kind of flow the design had. It’s done purely for trunk space.

BOSdriver
BOSdriver
1 month ago
Reply to  Stryker_T

The front end is a mess, the headlights especially.

Greg
Greg
1 month ago
Reply to  Stryker_T

When i saw this come out (not this model but the main car debut) I immediately thought it looks like one of the dodge muscle cars or maybe a splash of chevy. With those cars going out, I think Ford tried to bring that crew over by copying a little of the style.

Last edited 1 month ago by Greg
Stryker_T
Stryker_T
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg

the Camaro hadn’t looked anything close to good since like 2018, the dodges have looked the same since the Old Testament, it’s no wonder the new mustang isn’t quite working out.

Richdelish
Richdelish
1 month ago

Tasteful? Eh…kinda. Still ugly as sin compared to the 1964.5.

Jim Stock
Jim Stock
1 month ago

More tasteful than the graphics package on the bronco raptor for sure.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago

The white with red striping combo reminds me of the infamous 1984 “GT350” Fox that Ford put out that engendered a gigantic fight with Carroll Shelby.

Cyko9
Cyko9
1 month ago

The door stripes are appropriately retro. I like it, but the latest Mustangs really give me a late model Camaro vibe. Less so with the convertible, though.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

I’ve seen a few in the wild at this point, and yeah, esp. on the rear, 3/4 view – give it different taillights and it’s nearly a Camaro.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jack Trade
Red865
Red865
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

Same here…think it’s those slit headlights that really do it. Don’t care for those wheels. Suppose they are a nod back to the magnum 500 style wheels?

Rad Barchetta
Rad Barchetta
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

Hey, at least Ford is still making a Camaro.

Bqpqfb
Bqpqfb
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

my first reaction was Camaro – Miata love child

Pisco Sour
Pisco Sour
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

Also came here to post “Pretty sure that’s a Camaro, dude”

Dan1101
Dan1101
1 month ago
Reply to  Cyko9

Yes it looks like a Camaro, which is not what I want in a Mustang.

Nic Periton
Nic Periton
1 month ago

There was a bit of a birthday party for these last weekend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DEFV8QPxZk&t=48s

BunkyTheMelon
BunkyTheMelon
1 month ago

It’s the year 2024, and we’re still doing sticker packages huh?

Urban Runabout
Urban Runabout
1 month ago
Reply to  BunkyTheMelon

Those stripes make it 2.5 mph faster, you know.

Max Finkel
Max Finkel
1 month ago

im surprised that this is getting as much positive buzz as it is. I think that the front end treatment is way overwrought and the side profile, especially with the fender badges, looks extremely derived from the last few Camaros. the car also looks ginormous, even in photos where it is by itself.

Angrycat Meowmeow
Angrycat Meowmeow
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

IDK if it’s just that dirty looking white, but this thing looks like ass and all of the corny badges and stripes are not doing it any favors, either. Definitely not my cup of tea.

Brian Ash
Brian Ash
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

Yeah my first impression was why does the new Mustang look like a Camaro. Plus I guess the interior is mostly copied from the BMW M4 according to Camisa, so guess the Chinese are not the only ones doing such things.

NebraskaStig
NebraskaStig
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

I love the Wimbledon White and deep red coloring of the stripes and interior. I absolutely agree about the Camaro shield badging and feel they should’ve gone with a modern take on the pony over tri-stripe badge from the original.

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago
Reply to  NebraskaStig

Yeah, I can’t understand NOT keeping the 5.0 badging, maybe adding a smaller
“60th” under it or something. It’s iconic Mustang.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
1 month ago
Reply to  Max Finkel

Well, the package itself isn’t bad, it’s just that the current Mustang is already way overdone and uglified

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago
Reply to  Ranwhenparked

For me, it’s the giant wheels that almost completely fill out the wells. They give the whole thing a very muscle-bound, bursting at the seams look. Which I know people like nowadays, but it is certainly less gracefully athletic and more brute force. Sigh.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

Also the enormous (mostly non functional) grille with two smaller grilles inside it, and the corner vents in the bumper. The rear treatment is fine, and the sheet metal down the sides is fine also, but, the oversized wheels and the ‘roid raging aggro face kind of ruin it for me, I’m in my 30s, maybe I’m getting too old for that stuff. I’ve had a Mustang before and would have one again, but prefer something not so overstyled, the Toyobarus, the upcoming Charger, and, frankly, the outgoing Camaro all seem more appealing to me

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago
Reply to  Ranwhenparked

In the past, Ford usually nicely positioned the Mustang as a car with style for every sort of enthusiast (my elderly mother has an S197!), compared to GM and Chrysler’s across the board Imma badass and don’t your fuhget it! mojo.

But I wonder if now that it’s last ICE pony car standing, Ford has decided that it has to double down on the menacing.

Ranwhenparked
Ranwhenparked
1 month ago
Reply to  Jack Trade

I think they just ran out of ideas for what to do to keep refining the same ’60s retro themes and still have it look new, backed themselves into a corner and this is what they came up with for something fresher

Jack Trade
Jack Trade
1 month ago
Reply to  Ranwhenparked

That’s a good way to put it.

I still wish Ford had channeled the Fox’s clean wedge thing – which was such a striking departure from tradition when it came out – for the S650, but I increasingly suspect it’s saving something that radical for the first (true) electric Mustang.

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