What Is the Mustang Anniversary Gold Edition?Last Updated February 10, 2022 | Andrew Boyle
With only five examples estimated to have survived to today, the 1966 Gold Edition is one of the rarest editions ever released. Distinguished only by cosmetic changes, such as a unique Anniversary Edition Gold paint job and an upgraded interior, the Gold Edition was often promoted by giveaways and contests.
The 40th-anniversary package was offered for the 2004 Mustang. Ford decided to commemorate this historic milestone with a number of special features, which make this anniversary Mustang popular today.
Many special-edition Mustang models have become favorites of Mustang collectors. One of the earlier special-editions models was the California Special Mustang which was first produced in 1968 for only select Ford dealers in California. Ford has started to pay tribute to the GT/CS with recent models as well, including 2019's Mustang.
The special edition 7-Up Mustang was an unofficial commemoration of the Ford Mustang's 25th Anniversary. Originally produced to be given away at the 1990 NCAA finals, these special edition Mustangs were fast and stylish. The 7-Up Mustangs were unique with a Deep Emerald Green paint and white leather interior.
In 2003, Ford celebrated its 100th birthday since the company's founding in 1903. To celebrate this historic milestone, Ford created Centennial editions for many of its most popular and iconic models including the Ford Mustang. The Centennial Edition Mustang was based on a 2003 Mustang GT and featured a number of exterior and interior upgrades.