1983 Ford Mustang Convertible
Why is it called the "Fox" platform? I am unable to find a sure
reason why Ford identified this chassis as "Fox". Some people say
that it had something to do with VW's "Rabbit" but I can't confirm
that. I assume the Fox name has something to do with how Ford
downsized their vehicles. Ford's vehicles went from being big like
a cow to small and nimble like a Fox.
Here we go, a Foxbody convertible, 6-cylinder sexy grocery getter,
Mustang from 1983. A very clean, well-kept car with a low consigner
stated mileage of 68,665 original miles, 5 year old respray still
looking very fine in Blackcherry, and a contrasting red interior.
If I'm still not floating your boat, read on and fasten your
Blackcherry bathes this car and is in very nice condition with no
rust, and is wrapped up with body colored matching trim, all also
very nice. Color coordinated bumpers sport a wide midsection in
body matching vibrant Blackcherry colored trim that encircles the
car. As we move, let's stop at the beautiful like new black canvas
convertible top, complete with a glass rear window, also in nearly
perfect condition. It moves up and down flawlessly, and when down,
you get to enjoy the sun beaming on your face, and the wind in your
hair. 15 inch aluminum 10 hole wheels are on all 4 corners, and the
only chrome seen is in the form of the GLX badge...and blue
A fine mix of leather and vinyl wrapped in red, and totally blemish
free, cover the front high back buckets with headrests, and rear 2
plus 2 bench. Padding is excellent and these seats tend to grab you
upon entering. All seating sports nicely preserved red piping on
the borders. Awesome black seatbelts keep you secure, and a red
center console races past the buckets toward the dash. This houses
the black shifter, and then makes its way upward making space for a
graphic readout denoting low fuel, a light out, and washer fluid
level, along with a quartz clock. An aftermarket pioneer AM/FM/CD
player sound system. The dash front is wood applique early 1980's
square and rectangle design, with the gauge cluster presenting very
clean. Fronting the dash is an original steering wheel with cruise
control buttons. In their red clad vinyl glory, door panels are
nearly showroom, and house the power windows, locks and sport
mirror controls. It's tempted to dig my bare feet in the
wonderfully preserved red thick pile carpet. MMMMMmm good!
A lift of the hood and we see an original unrestored engine and 3.8
Liter 105hp V6 topped with a 1-bbl carburetor. This mill is tucked
away within numerous wires, and hoses. Slight surface rust, but no
corrosion on any parts... so let's call it clean original. On the
back is a C5 3-speed automatic transmission.
A nice patina of aged black paint, and very slight surface rust is
seen throughout. Structure of the unibody is very sound, as is
suspension, front disc brakes and rear drums.
I love these Fox bodied Mustangs and was anxious to taste the
Blackcherry with red interior 3.8 liter version described within.
It did not disappoint with a quick lighted fire, and smooth idle,
we are off with a pop of the shifter to D. Plenty of power, great
handling, and I felt like a million bucks behind this wheel. I had
to remind myself I was in a car with fairly low mileage and
straight out of 1983. The ac/heat blow cold and hot respectively,
and all gauges and power functions were working swimmingly.
If you are in the market for some 1983 eye candy in the form of a
very nicely preserved Fox body 3.8 liter luxury convertible, look
no further, as this one is a beauty. It is hard to find any real
discernible faults on this classic, which catered to the upscale
Mustang crowd. We give you the GLX. Made for the sporty minded
gentleman or lady, who likes being surrounded by luxury, but
looking young while doing it.
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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