The meaning of SN95

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  1. 94gtstang50

    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    I always wondered why the 94-98 mustangs were called sn95's, so for Christmas, my wife bought me the book MUSTANG: Forty years by Randy Leffingwell. Cost was $50, or $80 can for you northern folk, but she works at a book store and therefore gets a good discount. Any way SN95 stands for, according to this book, "S" for specialty, and "N" for North American Automotive Operations-those responsible for the primary design of our beloved ponies. It was given this title to track it's prototype and pre-production status. Pretty cool...This book focuses more on the pre 94 cars though and does a pretty through job at that, so if any of you are bored one day, I'd say that its a pretty interesting read. It even has a segment on some Saleen cop cars over in Seal Beach CA.
     
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    So, if we are SN95's what are the 99-04 models designated as?
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    just plain boring mustangs :laugh:
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    They don't have a designation for some reason, I guess they probably appeared to the director of the mustang project in a dream or something, all fully designed and ready to go :dunno:.
     
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    Except for the whole plastic intake fiasco we all have to live with now. :banana:
     
  7. wayne94mustang

    wayne94mustang Well-Known Member

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    99-04 = new edge
    05 = s-195
     
  8. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    94-04 are SN95 I belive. But the SN95 name is basically has been taken over by 94-98 and thats what they go by, people tend to call 99-04 the New Edge mustang.
     
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    Maybe I missed something. I understand the SN part but why 95? 94 was the first year with the new body style so....maybe im just :lame: haha.
     
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    94gtstang50 Well-Known Member

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    It didn't say why they chose 95. Anyone know why they did?
     
  11. wayne94mustang

    wayne94mustang Well-Known Member

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    its not for the year...i have a fat ass book that I'm not going through to find out for sure but from what i remember the 1994 stang was the 95th style at that time. now i don't remember how far back they went to get 95 but that's what i remember reading
     
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    Ram000 Well-Known Member

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    actually, 05+ = s197
     
  13. Lightning Struck

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    yep
     
  14. Peter

    Peter Well-Known Member

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    but we all know the 03/04 cobra got the best nickname in development....
     
  15. Matt94GT

    Matt94GT Well-Known Member SN95 Supporter Retired Staff

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    yep!
     
  16. NITROUSINJECTED

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    terminators are the fastest mustang in production on the market as of now except for the 07 cobra can wait to see one of those in person