For Sale: 1985 Ford Mustang in Morgantown, Pennsylvania

Vehicle Description

1985 Ford Mustang SVO

After weathering two fuel crises, Ford decided to try it's hand at turbocharging to offer an alternative to the venerable 302ci V8 to those who wanted something more efficient or a bit different - or by the time the Mustang SVO debuted in 1984, to offer an American alternative to those who had grown to like the sophisticated foreign sports cars of the time, (280ZX Turbo, RX7, Supra, Starion, etc.). I'm getting ahead of myself, though. The SVO was not the first turbo car that Ford of America popped out, it was just the best one.

For consignment, the Mustang's venture into fuel efficiency with some extra power using a turbocharger. A low mileage example bought by our consigner as an investment and to have some enjoyable drives, all the while saving gas to boot! With 65,932 original miles all is very clean, mostly original paint, original interior car in Fox body form right out of the square and rectangle design era of 1985. Gnarly, and some big teased mid 80's hair thrown in, and now you're savin' gas and going fast.

SVO stands for Special Vehicle Operations department which was created to breathe new life into the muscle car during the gas crisis. This example is bathed in Jalape´┐Żo Red and has black accenting. An off center hood scoop, for the turbo in front, and on back, a dual molded biplane plastic spoiler, dual exhaust and a hatchback design. Paint and gaps are looking good in their original form and overall finish has a retained shine. Headlights are clear, and bumpers in their neoprene crash form are all good. 16-inch mag wheels are all around and covered in 2021 coded 225/50ZR16's. Ahhhh YUP!

Some gray broadcloth, some gray vinyl, and some gray carpeting utilize multiple tones and textures to cover the door panels. Black actuators and power window toggles are mounted on as well. Inside matching light gray broadcloth with wide horizontal tuck and roll insert panels are seen. In the back 2 grabber 2 plus 2 buckets put together to form a full bench stretches across the rear of the car. Gray carpeting covers all the floors and looks just fine. A very clean molded center vinyl console houses the shifter, fog lamp switch and fuel switch for usage of premium gas, with a red LED digital clock. Just above is an AM/FM/Cassette player with all the built in controls for sound mixing. The dash is a lighter charcoal textured vinyl and has black faced circular gauges deeply inserted. A nice padded rally steering wheel is fronting the dash. The fuzzy felted headliner is gray and looks good! Just like buttah.

Under the hood, stuffed into a clean and well detailed engine bay is an inline 4 cylinder turbocharged 2.3 liter EFI engine. This is capable of producing 205hp. A Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission is on back and for the rear drive axle a Ford 8.8 inch pumpkin with 3.73 TracLoc gears. Phat to the max!

With a fine coating of surface rust on the usual suspects, (pumpkin drive shaft, springs etc), otherwise solid unibody construction. Some red factory overspray is seen on the stamped floor pans and other structural framing with no rust. Suspension weighs in with front independent coil springs and rear sports a 4 link with coil springs. Power disc braking is on all 4 corners, and a Stinger 3" piped exhaust is there for the exhale. Word!

Our resident muscle car expert drove this example, and reported a surprising amount of power from the I-4 turbo setup. It handled nicely and has bias free panic stopping. All functions were working nicely in this very clean interior and comfortable cruiser. Needless to say a smile on his face and a thumb in the air was all I needed to see.

This 1985 SVO fuel saver come muscle car resurrection is available for the taking, and it will impress, as well as serve to absolutely NOT gag you with a spoon! I'm going to bounce now... Get our butt in here and snap this Fox bodied pony car up, before some other lucky person beats you to it.


F-Ford Motor Company
A-Passenger Car
B-Manual Belts
P28-SVO Hatchback
T-2.3L Turbo 4cyl 200hp
4-Check Digit
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
156438-Sequential Unit Number


COLOR 2R-Jalapeno Red
TRIM LA-Cloth Articulated Sport Seating, Lowback Front Buckets (L), Charcoal/Grey Interior Trim Color (A)
AXLE W-8.8" 3.73 TracLoc Axle
TRANS 2HMN-T5 5 Speed Manual Transmission

Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display.
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 and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.

Vehicle Details

  • 1985 Ford Mustang
  • Listing ID: CC-1669026
  • Price: $17,500
  • Location:Morgantown, Pennsylvania
  • Year:1985
  • Make:Ford
  • Model:Mustang
  • Exterior Color:Jalapeno Red
  • Interior Color:Gray
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:66000
  • Stock Number:4589
  • VIN:1FABP28T4FF156438
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Classic Auto Mall
6180 Morgantown Rd.
Morgantown, PA 19543

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