2003 was Ford’s 100th anniversary and it kicked off a year long celebration to mark the occasion. Ford celebrated its 100th Anniversary by making limited edition F-Series Super Duty trucks, Explorers, Taurus, Focus, and Mustang GTs to commemorate the event.
The 100th Anniversary models only came in black, and included Premium Verona-grain Imola leather seating surfaces in two-tone parchment, and the Mustang got the GT premium package which included 17″ wheels, anti-lock brakes and traction control; dual exhaust; power driver’s seat with power lumbar support; leather-wrapped steering wheel; and Mach 1000 or Mach 460 AM/FM Stereo with six-disc CD changer, as well as 100th Anniversary badges on the fender and decklid and embossed on the seats. The Centennial Package was a $995 upgrade.
The Centennial Package was only available on Mustang GT coupes or convertibles. The limited editions only came in Ebony Black, after the Model T Ford of 1903. The Centennial Editions can be identified by the door post VIN sticker having an interior color code of “CH”. Normally you’d only see the “H” for Medium Parchment under the INT TRIM section, however the C denotes a Centennial version with the 100 year logo on the front seats.
All centennial edition Mustangs came with the premium package that included premium 17-inch alloy wheels, anti-lock brakes and traction control, leather wrapped steering wheel and the awesome Mach 460 sound system with in dash 6-disc CD changer.
Changes to the exterior only consisted of “Ford Motor Company Centennial” badges that replaced the standard “GT” badges on the front fender and decklid. Inside, Centennial Edition Mustangs were outfitted with exclusive premium grade Verona-grain Imola leather seating surfaces finished in a two-tone parchment with 100th Anniversary logos embossed onto the seats.
The Centennial Package was a $995 upgrade option and owners also received a Ford history book, a black watch and key chain. Total production was 2,040 vehicles that consisted of 717 Centennial Mustang coupes and 1,323 convertibles.