2019 Ford Mustang Brings Back ‘California Special’
Ford is reviving the Mustang GT California Special with a new limited edition design package for the 2019 model year.
When the Ford Mustang was first introduced to the market in 1964, regional dealers created their own designs – one of which came to be called the California Special. The original was inspired by the 1967 Shelby GT notchback coupe prototype and featured a blacked-out grille, fog lights
, and a side racing stripe that ended ahead of a new rear fender scoop. It also sported a Shelby-inspired spoiler, custom tail lights
, and twist-lock hood fasteners. Ford was impressed by the original California Special and decided to produce a limited number of them in 1968.
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