NEW PRICE! One lady owner. 26,804 original miles. Never hit, wrecked, or rusty. Unmodified except for 3.55 gears and chassis reinforcements. Where else can you get this much car with so few miles for so little cash?
Yes, it's true—this is my mom's car. She bought it new in 1992 to replace a 1987 GT that was stolen from the parking lot at the grocery store. It's bright red with a gray cloth interior and black top, just like the first one, and it has an automatic transmission linked to the mighty 5.0 just like the first one. It has always been a fair weather toy and given that it was a downright TERRIBLE winter car with rear-wheel-drive, fat summer tires, and huge torque output), it has never seen snow or salt. I'd be flat-out shocked if it has ever seen more than about 3500 RPM.
The bright red paint is 100% original, with only a touch-up under the left front fog light where mom must have "parked by feel" in her driveway. The doors still close with a surprising precision and you can see that Ford was building a pretty darned good product in 1992. The sun is tough on red paint (and this car spent a lot of time in the sun), but thanks to an extensive recent detailing and professional buff, it shines up beautifully with only the lightest signs of fading on the urethane front bumper. The black trim isn't chalky or faded and the original headlights are crystal clear (they tend to get cloudy with age). Heck, you can still see the original dealer's sticker on the trunk lid—they're out of business now, but the decal remains. I would even wager those are still 1992 windshield wipers on there.
The handsome gray cloth interior is likewise very well preserved, with no rips or tears in the upholstery, and since mom only weighs about 97 pounds, the seats remain firm and comfortable. This car has every single available option for 1992, including power windows and locks, ice cold air conditioning, cruise control, a power driver's seat with lumbar control, power mirrors, and a decent-sounding AM/FM/cassette stereo system. Everything works, including all the gauges, the stereo, and the windows. The black power convertible top spent about 80% of its life in the down position, so it's in very good condition with only some sun fading on the underside, which is understandable. The original boot fits well and the trunk is unmarked with the original spare tire and jack assembly stowed under the floor.
The Mustang's 5.0 liter V8 really needs no introduction—powerful, reliable, and easy to work on thanks to a massive aftermarket dedicated to making it faster. Fortunately, you can tell this one is almost 100% stock save for a K&N air filter I stuck in there myself back in, oh, 1995. This engine is so stock it still has the rubber boot over the distributor, the factory lift brackets on the exhaust manifolds, and even original hose clamps and protective sleeve on the upper radiator hose. Experts will spot the strut tower brace, another part that I installed to help the car feel more rigid (it really helps!). There's also a matching G-load brace under the engine cradle and some weld-in subframe connectors, all of which make this GT ragtop feel considerably more solid than most. The engine has been properly maintained, with mom dutifully getting the oil changed every spring. Like I said, finding a 5.0 Mustang this original and unabused is none too easy these days.
The 5.0 is linked to Ford's reliable AOD 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission, which isn't the performance liability that you think. In regular use, it's totally unobtrusive and acts like it was tuned for a Lincoln Town Car, and since mom felt this one didn't quite have the snap of her '87 GT, we installed some 3.55 gears out back to wake it up a bit. Nothing radical, just a little more oomph around town. The suspension and brakes are still original equipment, with only a fresh set of brake pads installed sometime in the last five years. There's no critical rust, just surface scale on the heavy metal parts and the original dealer undercoated the thing, so it looks a little grungy but there are exactly zero issues. And I'm pretty sure that's still the original exhaust system under there—it sounds right. Factory 16-inch "Pony" wheels are in excellent shape with only a few very minor scuffs and those 225/55/16 Michelin radials are likely only the second set of tires this car has ever worn.
This is your chance to pick up the most gingerly driven 5.0 Mustang in the universe, one with a lady owner who adored the car, and with incredibly low mileage and no modifications. Good luck finding a better one—call now!
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