Hold Yer Horses: New Mustang Trims, Colors for '22

Matthew Guy
by Matthew Guy

While there aren’t any ponies added to the Mustang stable for its upcoming model year, there are a few paint n’ wallpaper tweaks that are sure to get bidders all excited when Barrett-Jackson holds a sale and takes bids in Scottsdale 30 years from now.

First out of the gate is a Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition. A certain class of collector likes to catch ‘em all, so Ford will probably not have any trouble shifting this limited run of cars for whom dealer order books opened today. For an extra $2,140 over the GT500’s $72,900 base price, Heritage Edition customers will find themselves in command of a machine paying homage to the original 1967 Shelby GT500. All 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 Heritage Edition fastbacks will be finished in an exclusive shade of Brittany Blue with two different Wimbledon White exterior stripe options: Painted or vinyl. Actually, the hand-painted stripes will cost an additional $10,000 on top of the Heritage Edition package price mentioned above. Guess good help and a steady painting hand are hard to find these days.

Next up is a Coastal Limited Edition, available on the 310 horsepower, four-banger Mustang EcoBoost Premium fastback and convertible. Here, we find a ‘Stang with unique wheels unique, package-specific side stripes that trace down the side of the car before stretching over the hood, that grille with an offset badge instead of the centered pony, plus the typical pedestal spoiler and various Coastal badging insignia. It’ll be available in Brittany Blue, Cyber Orange, or Rapid Red and bear a sticker price starting at $32,225.

Finally, purchasers at Ford must have gotten a good deal on the orange paint which has been seen on promotional images of the F-150 Raptor and upcoming Bronco Raptor. That hue, officially called Code Orange, will now be offered on the 2022 Mustang Shelby GT500 – though obviously not in concert with the Heritage Package described at the top of this post. Code Orange joins other Mustang colors including the likes of Eruption Green and Grabber Blue, though we must say that Dodge still has ‘em beat when it comes to paint names (Hellraisin or Sinamon Stick, anyone?)

Despite the myriad of production challenges and issues with the world supply chain, Ford has still managed to sell 44,141 Mustang fastbacks and convertibles through to the end of October. That’s off about 15 percent from last year, if you’re wondering. To put that in perspective, the mighty F-Series line has found 603,090 new homes during the same time frame.

[Images: Ford]

Matthew Guy
Matthew Guy

Matthew buys, sells, fixes, & races cars. As a human index of auto & auction knowledge, he is fond of making money and offering loud opinions.

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  • ToolGuy ToolGuy on Nov 16, 2021

    Cyber Orange? Code Orange? No. "Orange Menace" is the obvious choice for a performance vehicle. Do it, Ford. (Must I think of everything? Apparently yes.)

  • Stuki Stuki on Nov 16, 2021

    Mustangs, like all things, were much more interesting back when they were real cars. Having been reduced to largely Hoppitop-duncewig-bimbo-editions, are a sad faith for what was once a pretty exciting ride for many an aspiring near-do-well.

    • FreedMike FreedMike on Nov 16, 2021

      Let's see...the Mustang has RWD, a manual, a stonking 450-hp V8, handles great, and is drop dead sexy to look at. All this for +/- $40,000 if don't splurge on options. And it isn't a "real" car because you don't like some of the trim options that no one is making you buy in the first place? This is like saying Jennifer Lawrence isn't "real" enough for you because she can't sing "Calypso" in Swahili.

  • ToolGuy First picture: I realize that opinions vary on the height of modern trucks, but that entry door on the building is 80 inches tall and hits just below the headlights. Does anyone really believe this is reasonable?Second picture: I do not believe that is a good parking spot to be able to access the bed storage. More specifically, how do you plan to unload topsoil with the truck parked like that? Maybe you kids are taller than me.
  • ToolGuy The other day I attempted to check the engine oil in one of my old embarrassing vehicles and I guess the red shop towel I used wasn't genuine Snap-on (lots of counterfeits floating around) plus my driveway isn't completely level and long story short, the engine seized 3 minutes later.No more used cars for me, and nothing but dealer service from here on in (the journalists were right).
  • Doughboy Wow, Merc knocks it out of the park with their naming convention… again. /s
  • Doughboy I’ve seen car bras before, but never car beards. ZZ Top would be proud.
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