9 Amazing Limited and Special Edition Cars and Trucks
As many are by now very aware, next year marks the 50th anniversary of the Ford (NYSE:F) Mustang, and signs are indicating that to commemorate, Ford will be revealing a very new and very much improved model of its iconic Pony car, with a special edition run that will be released about halfway through the year, exactly 50 years following the 1964.5 year Mustang that started it all.
This got us thinking about other special and limited edition cars. Often, engineers — bound by production guidelines, budgets, and regulations — get to enact their more creative sides, and serve up some wildly spectacular cars for a limited time, before the folks in accounting cut them off. Or something like that.
Special editions range from very mainstream models with a large cap on their production — think about Ford’s partnership with outdoor outfitter Eddie Bauer as an example. On the other end, you have the one-offs and the super limited, which tend to be outrageously expensive due to their exclusivity. When perusing the web for material for this post, we found a tremendous number of models that fell throughout this entire spectrum, so we picked out a few to highlight. The following entries are not ranked by any particular metric, nor is it by any means a comprehensive list of the immense number of special and limited vehicles throughout the years.