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Ford Pays Homage to Five Decades of the World’s Favorite Pony Car with Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition

·         The 50 Year Limited Edition builds on the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang GT fastback and will be available in either Wimbledon White or Kona Blue

·         Special-edition Mustang comes standard with nearly every available option; the only choice customers have to make is color, and manual or automatic transmission

·         2015 Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be available in fall 2014; only 1,964 examples will ever be built

Murfreesboro, TN 4/16/2014 – Fifty years after debuting one of the world’s most popular cars, Ford is marking the milestone by revealing a Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition. Created to honor five decades of Mustang heritage, only 1,964 examples of the 50 Year Limited Edition will ever be built when it goes on sale this fall.

“When Mustang was approved for development more than 50 years ago, I don’t think anyone imagined it would spawn such a dedicated base of fans around the world and still be in production today,” said David Lee, owner and General Manager of Ford of Murfreesboro.

Based on the all-new 2015 Mustang GT fastback with performance pack, the 50 Year Limited Edition is designed to provide customers with outstanding performance and a unique appearance that will be instantly recognizable on the road. The only options for the 50 Year Limited Edition are the choice of two exclusive colors and a six-speed manual or automatic transmission.

50 years of inspiration
“The new Mustang blends a muscular, contemporary shape with design cues that define it as quintessentially Mustang,” added  Lee. “The 50 Year Limited Edition adds details that set it apart from other Mustangs, while hearkening back to the 1965 original.”

The only two available colors are Wimbledon White, like Mustang serial No. 0001 that was first sold to Capt. Stanley Tucker in April 1964, or Kona Blue. Both are exclusive to this limited-edition car.

“Chrome trim was much more prevalent on cars in the 1960s than it is today, so we added some discreet highlights for the grille, side glass and tri-bar taillamps,” said  Lee. “The darker Kona Blue provides a particularly striking contrast against the chrome.”

Chrome bezels surrounding the base of each of the three taillamp blades take inspiration from the original 1962 design proposal by Gale Halderman that became the basis for the production model that debuted in 1964. The three individual lamps on each side of that design were combined into a single tri-bar lamp cluster for production, but the original concept has returned five decades on. The Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will be the only 2015 model with the large faux gas cap badge on the rear fascia, with 50 Years added to the GT designation.

Another visual element that won’t be found on any other Mustang is the louvered rear quarter-windows. Unlike the external louvers on the quarter-windows of the 1965 fastback, the new windows are comprised of layered sheets of glass built with a construction technique uniquely developed for this car.

Unique cockpit experience
From behind the wheel, drivers will know they are driving a very special car. The aluminum trim panel that spans the double-brow instrument panel gets an axel spin finish different from other 2015 Mustangs, plus a special serialized 50 Year Limited Edition badge on the passenger side. Each badge will be individually etched at Flat Rock Assembly Plant where Mustang is built.

The limited-edition is the only 2015 Mustang with a cashmere-stitched, leather-wrapped steering wheel. The stitching is also used on the instrument panel, shifter boot, center armrest, door inserts and seats. The seats feature exclusive two-tone cashmere and black leather upholstery, and the Mustang 50 Year logo on the seat backs.

Limited-edition cars will be equipped with loop-carpet floor mats with cashmere stitching and suede binding not available on other Mustangs.

A showpiece meant to be driven

Powered by the upgraded 5.0-liter V8 engine delivering more than 420 horsepower and 390 lb.-ft. of torque, every 50 Year Limited Edition will be equipped with the Mustang GT performance pack that includes massive six-piston Brembo front brakes and 19-inch alloy wheels with high-performance Y-speed-rated Pirelli P-Zero summer tires.

The 19-inch alloy wheels feature a unique Y-spoke design inspired by the chromed steel wheels that were offered on the original Mustang 50 years ago. The front wheels are 9.0 inches wide with 255/40R tires, while the staggered rear wheels are 9.5 inches wide with 275/40R tires.

The 50 Year Limited Edition is the only 2015 Mustang that will be available with a combination of an automatic transmission and the performance pack. When equipped with the six-speed automatic transmission, the Mustang 50 Year Limited Edition will get a limited-slip rear differential with a 3.55:1 final-drive. Customers who opt for the six-speed manual will get a Torsen differential with a 3.73:1 final-drive ratio.

The 50 Year Limited Edition car will be among the first 2015 Mustangs built when production begins later this year. Each of the 1,964 50 Year Limited Edition Mustangs will get a unique owner’s guide in a leather portfolio with the 50 Year badge on the outside.

“We wanted to provide our most dedicated fans with the emotion of the original Mustang in a 21st century car,” said Lee. “With this 50 Year Limited Edition, I believe we have accomplished our goal.”

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Here is our award for being the #2 Roush Dealer in the World!!      

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Congratulations, Ford of Murfreesboro

Ford of Murfreesboro is proud to receive a plaque of recognition as the 2nd largest Roush dealer in the world for 2013! We are also the #1 Roush dealer in our region. This is a very prestigious award and we are honored to receive it! Ford of Murfreesboro sold over 200 Mustangs in 2013 making it the #1 Mustang dealer in the Southeast United States, and was also the largest Roush F-150 Raptor dealer in the world. 

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Pictured L-R  are Ford of Murfreesboro Specialty Vehicle Manager Ryan Greatrex, Ford of Murfreesboro Owner David Lee, and our Regional Manager from Roush Performance, Jaime Lyons.

 

Officers of the Month

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        Detective Brooks                             Officer Minter                                Deputy Black                           Sergeant West 

Body Shop is now Murfreesboro Collision Center

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Ford of Murfreesboro Body Shop has grown and changed its name to Murfreesboro Collision Center. The name change indicates our growth and diversity of repairs we perform. As always, we accept all insurance companies and all makes and models of vehicles. Come check us out today!

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Ford Of Murfreesboro Collision Center was awarded today for the 2013 Farmer’s COD Facility of the Year for the state of Tennessee, based on year over year improvement in all Customer Satisfaction Index.

Here at our state of the art Collision Center we pride our selves on customer service and timely repairs for all of our insurance partners and customers.  We offer a life time warranty on all of our repairs for the customer’s peace of mind.

Pictured:  Scott Davis- Circle of Dependability Repair Facility Field Consultant, Frank Lightsey- Circle of Dependability Field Supervisor, David Warrick -Murfreesboro Collision Center Manager, Piers Henschel- Circle of Dependability East Zone Manager

DRIVE 4 UR SCHOOL EVENT

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FORD OF MURFREESBORO AND SIEGEL HIGH SCHOOL PARTNER TO RAISE $3,860 FOR THE SIEGEL FOOTBALL TEAM

-Test-drive fundraising event generated much-needed money for the Siegel Football Team, helping students in the local community.

Murfreesboro, TN – Ford of Murfreesboro, Siegel High School, and members of the local community raised $3,860 for the Siegel Football Team at a recent test-drive event, as part of Ford Motor Company’s Drive 4 UR School program. Nearly 200 Murfreesboro-area residents test-drove a Ford vehicle at Siegel High School last September 8, 2013, Ford of Murfreesboro and Ford Motor Company donated $20, with funds going toward support of Siegel High School’s football team.

Since the program’s inception in 2007, the Drive 4 UR School program has generate more than $16 million in donations for high schools nationwide. The money raised during the Drive 4 UR School program has helped ensure that extracurricular actives like sports and music programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.

“I am more than thrilled that people from the local community turned out to support the Siegel High Schools football team, and I’ve never been more proud to be a Ford dealer. Participants had the chance to take a fun, casual drive in one of our vehicles, while lending our students and community a much-needed helping hand,” said David Lee, Owner/General Manager, Ford of Murfreesboro.

Photo: David Lee presents Drive One 4UR School check to Coach Wyant and a member of the Siegel High School football team.

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April 23, 2014

Sheriff Robert Arnold

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

              Working diligently to locate a missing adult gained Detective Phil Brooks honors at Deputy of the Month for January from Ford of Murfreesboro, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

              Detective Brooks communicated closely with the missing man’s family and used all resources to locate him.

              “Although the missing man was found deceased, his family praised Detective Brooks for his diligence and his efforts,” Sheriff Arnold said.

              Owner/manager David Lee of Ford of Murfreesboro presented Detective Brooks an engraved watch for his efforts.

“Ford of Murfreesboro would like to thank Detective Brooks for his ongoing efforts to locate runaways and missing adults,” Lee said. “With his efforts he has brought missing community members home and peace to many families.”

Because of his commitment, Detective Brooks has located a number of runaway juveniles who were brought home safely.

              He led the Criminal Investigations Division in arrests in 2013 with a wide variety of assigned cases.

“Detective Brooks is a tremendous asset to the Criminal Investigations Division, the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office and the citizens of Rutherford County,” Sheriff Arnold said.

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April 23,  2014

Sheriff Robert  Arnold

Rutherford County Sheriff’s  Office

              Efforts to revive  an unresponsive man earned Officer of the Month honors for Deputy Katy Black in  February from Ford of Murfreesboro, said Sheriff Robert  Arnold.

              Deputy Black  responded Jan. 23 to Canebrake Lane where she found a man on the couch not  breathing, the sheriff said.

              “She immediately  moved the subject to the floor and began chest compressions and rescue breaths  until fellow deputies and paramedics arrived at the scene,” Sheriff Arnold  said.

              David Lee,  owner/manager of Ford of Murfreesboro, presented Deputy Black with an engraved  watch to recognize her efforts.

              “Ford of  Murfreesboro would like to commend Deputy Black for her outstanding efforts to  save an unresponsive man,” Lee said. “We would also like to thank her for  continuing to keep our community safe.”

              Sheriff Arnold  thanked Deputy Black for her efforts.

              “Deputy Black is  an example of the true professionalism and outstanding job performance adhered  to by our deputies at the Sheriff’s office,” Sheriff Arnold  said.

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April 8, 2014

Sheriff Robert Arnold

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

            Coordinating the inmate Garden of Hope and GED classes netted Deputy Arthal Minter as Officer of the Month for March from Ford of Murfreesboro, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

            Deputy Minter led inmates to growing about 4,000 pounds of produce in the Garden of Hope last summer, said Sheriff Arnold. Much of the produce was donated to the kitchen to serve inmates at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center.

            “The Garden of Hope teaches inmates how to plant and harvest a garden so they can feed their families after their release,” Sheriff Arnold said.

            David Lee, owner/manager of Ford of Murfreesboro presented Deputy Minter with an engraved watch for her efforts.

            Lee said: Ford of Murfreesboro would like to award Deputy Minter for her efforts on coordinating the inmate Garden of Hope and GED classes. The Garden of Hope and GED classes provides inmates with a responsibility and allows them to continue their education if they desire.

Sheriff Arnold said Deputy Minter coordinates the GED program with the Rutherford County Board of Education at the detention center. Since its inception in 2002, more than 500 inmates have earned their GED, the high school equivalency diploma.

            She also coordinates the library for the inmates.

            “Deputy Minter has been very dedicated in her job helping inmates,” Sheriff Arnold said.

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April 29, 2014

Sheriff Robert Arnold

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

Making sure that 850 special needs students attend the Lone Star Rodeo earned Sgt. Bill West honors as Officer of the Month in March from Ford of Murfreesboro.

Sgt. West, who was one of the original school resource officers 20 years ago, recognized special needs students are unable to attend field trips and special events like most students, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.

“He committed his heart to dedicate an event just for the special needs students,” Sheriff Arnold said.

Sgt. West was instrumental in starting the Special Needs Rodeo solely for special needs students eight years ago and coordinating the event every consecutive year in March.

Owner David Lee of Ford of Murfreesboro recognized Sgt. West’s dedication and commitment by presenting him an engraved watch.

Lee said: Ford of Murfreesboro would like to recognize Sgt. Bill West for his hard work & dedication to provide special needs students with a rodeo just for them. The rodeo provides these students with clean entertainment and fun.

Sheriff Arnold said Sgt. West volunteered to organize the event for the last eight years. The coordination includes arranging the rodeo company, securing the venue, asking for donations, arranging for transportation for students all over the county, soliciting the help of more than 100 volunteers and assigning duties, coordinating more than 1,000 lunches, developing games and activities for the children, ordering giveaways, arranging for a photographer to take class phones and overseeing SRO manpower.

“Because of Sgt. West’s dedication, these children were able to enjoy the rodeo for the past eight years,” Sheriff Arnold said. “Watching the children’s excitement is the only payment he needs.”

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