I purchased my used 2014 Mustang GT one week ago. I'm really enjoying the car - but my inner nerd wants to know if anyone else here can help me understand why my car had such an early build date.
The NHTSA data sticker in the door jamb lists the build date as 08/12 ! August of 2012 for a 2014??? And before someone suggests that my car is not actually a 2014 - it has a 2014 VIN number, I have the matching original window sticker (not a copy) that indicates a Mod. Year 2014, the Owner's Manual shows a printing date of Dec. 2012... in fact all the original glove box booklets that came with the car are present and accounted for and they all show "first printing" and a 2012 date.
The car shows a date on the window sticker in the lower section where the dealer information is of June 2013. I assume this is a shipping date.
On the Carfax, there is not a Date of Manufacture listed as there was on the many other Mustangs I shopped. I also know that the original buyer took delivery on Christmas Eve 2013.
I'm not trying to say any of this make my car rare or special - but I am curious why a 2014 MY car would be built in 2012... seems strange to me. If anyone has any ideas, clues or knowledge about early build dates, I'd love to hear your feedback.