The Mustang legend lives! Harness the power of this all-new performance-built thoroughbred with a sizzling scale replica of the first mainstream Mustang to break into the 300 hp arena. Exact in every detail, right down to the legendary badge and tri-bar tail lamps. The legacy of Mustang continues. Marvel at the precisely detailed engine and fully loaded interior.
Ford Motor Company had ambitious plans for the 2005 model year. This year the company launched its broadest lineup of new cars in decades and perhaps even more significantly, its new Mustang. Americans had been in love with the Mustang for 41 years now and the retro version Mustang was eagerly awaited. Although almost all new, the styling was a reprise of the original short deck-long hood combination that started the Pony Car craze of the mid 'sixties. Here was the bodyside scoop, from the '65, the dashboard reminiscent of the 1967, the greenhouse shape from the 1968, and the nose from 1969. In short, the objective was to "...bring back everything that was right about the best Mustangs..." as stated by J Mays, Ford's Group Vice President of Design.
The rear-quarter glass was a retro cue that also satisfied a modern functional necessity. The original single side window of the 1967-68 fastbacks looked snazzy but created a long, solid sail panel that shut out light to the rear seat and blocked driver vision. The triangular windows on the 2005 solved those problems while recalling the design of the iconic '66 Shelby® GT 350. Underneath, the new Mustang had its own platform, for the first time not sharing one with an existing Ford product.
The new S197, a purpose-built muscle car chassis, was new from the ground up. 2005 also introduced a redesigned suspension, revised power train, state of the art ergonomics and modern safety features. Now it can truly be said that the legacy of the Mustang will continue into the next century. Franklin Mint Precision Models is proud to present the 2005 Ford Mustang GT, an authentic, fully detailed die-cast model.
•Doors: The model's doors are hinged at the front to a 45-degree.
•Steering: The front wheels can be positioned for display.
•Hood: Your model's hood raises to gain access to the engine.
•Trunk: The trunk opens to about a 45-degree angle.
•Wheels: The wheels on your model are designed to roll.