Vehicle Description

With an alarmingly high mortality rate, super clean Fox-body 5.0 Mustangs are getting harder to find every day. And while they were dirt cheap for many years, they've definitely turned the corner and dialed-in cars like this 1991 Ford Mustang LX convertible will be future collectables much the way the earlier cars are. With a powerful rebuilt V8 under the hood and a host of recent upgrades, this Fox-body droptop is a great driving car with looks for days, and at this price-point won't last long.

If you grew up in the '80s, you know and love this car. White paint with the simple LX bumpers make this car look clean compared to its GT siblings, and the upgraded hardware underneath is just as potent. This is a nicely preserved car with a lot more pop under the hood, including a kicked-up 5.0 H.O. small block V8, so if you're looking for a good one, this is it. The body is very straight and there is no rust to be found, thanks to a long life mostly spent in sunny El Paso, Texas. Paint quality is decent considering that most of it is almost 30 years old (there are several touch-ups and imperfections here and there, but it still presents well) and it's nice to see a Fox Mustang without a goofy cowl-induction hood and a big wing stuck on the back. Instead, they left it as the factory intended and as it turns out, the design is aging pretty well. The bumpers were likely repainted at some point because they're a bit brighter than you'd expect, but the headlights are crisp and clear, and a neat feature is that the Mustang convertibles used a trunk rack to disguise the high-mounted center stop lamp, which is still in place and looks great. Just looking at it makes you all nostalgic, doesn't it?

The LX's interior is actually a great place to do some serious driving and it has aged quite well thanks to great preservation and a couple choice upgrades. New Corbeau bucket seats were recently installed, up front, but the rest of the interior is mostly stock. Gray cloth upholstery was pretty cool back in the day and doesn't look as though it's been baking in the sun for the past two decades. Plush gray carpets and matching vinyl door panels are equally nice, and the upgraded chairs feature great lumbar support, making them some of the most comfortable seats in the business. Other options include A/C (recently serviced and recharged), power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, and a stout AOD 4-speed automatic overdrive transmission that features a new chrome pan underneath. The upholstery remains in very good overall shape, with signs of refreshening everywhere you look, and there's a Kenwood AM/FM/CD/AUX stereo that manages the upgraded speakers, subwoofers, and amplifier installed inside the cabin. A black power convertible top offers great contrast to the white bodywork and stows neatly under a black boot. There's not a lot of trunk space, but it is clean and tidy, more proof of a relatively easy life.

The legendary 5.0-liter V8 needs no introduction, and once you slide behind the wheel and fire up this torque factory, you'll understand why these cars continue to be wildly popular today. But be warned, this one is not quite stock anymore. Rebuilt just about 3,800 miles ago, it's been bored out to 306 cubic inches, it features all the upgrades you'd want. The top end is an SVE kit that includes a custom GT40-style intake, aluminum cylinder heads, and a Trick Flow Stage 1 camshaft. Supporting components include forged flat-top pistons, steel I-beam rods, a 70mm throttle body, and equal length shorty headers that feed a dual Flowmaster exhaust system. A custom BAMA Performance Tune chip makes it run like a stocker, and if you're familiar with Mustangs, you already know that this is a bulletproof combination, although it's been dyno-tuned at 260HP to the rear wheels - about 100 more horses than the stock Fox-bodies produced. The 4-speed AOD transmission is a great partner, with quick downshifts just a stab of the throttle away and the 8.8-inch rear end with Ford Racing 3.73 gears inside is equally stout. The underside is shockingly clean for a car this age, so you know it's had it easy, and flashy Weld Pro-Star wheels are stuffed into the fenders and carry 215/60/15 front and 225/60/15 rear performance radials.

Like the early mustangs before them, the 5.0 has found a new generation of hobbyists who love the effortless torque and easy upgrades available in these cars. Why buy one and build it when this one is already done just the way you'd do it? Call today!

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1393109
  • Price:$14,995
  • Location:Ft Worth, Texas
  • Year:1991
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:White
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Automatic
  • Odometer:36683
  • Stock Number:4298-DFW
  • VIN:1FACP44E8MF112057