Although many folks call these "7-Up" Mustangs, including us simply
because that's how they're identified, the truth is, the 7-Up thing
never happened. They proposed it, but cancelled at the last minute,
leaving Ford with a few Emerald Green LX 5.0 convertibles laying
around. On went the "Special Edition" badges and a legend was
Whatever you want to call it, an LX 5.0 ragtop is an awesome car, and this one is not only very clean, but it's almost totally unmodified, making it very rare in the world of 5.0 Mustangs. The Emerald Green paint is its most distinctive feature, and while it wasn't unique to these cars, the combination of parts that make these cars what they are really stands out. Hard to believe that this car is 26 years old now, and it has a few signs of age, but we're pretty sure the day will come when these are highly prized like some of the other special edition Mustangs Ford has created, so it pays to keep it original. It has obviously been nicely maintained its entire life and with so few miles, you know it wasn't a daily driver, even when it was new. The flanks are refreshingly free of door dings and the urethane bumpers are still in very good condition. Heck, even the headlights are bright and clear and all the emblems are still in place.
The bright white leather interior was the other part of the Special Edition Mustang, and it reflects its low-mileage status quite nicely. The seat covers and carpets are new, but the rest is original and in very good condition. The center console was painted white to help it blend in, but the top of the dash and steering wheel are black to keep things easy on your eyes. These cars came loaded with just about every available option, including A/C, power windows, locks, and mirrors, cruise control, and a good-sounding AM/FM/cassette stereo. Must of the weather stripping has been replaced, so it seals up well and there's a new white power convertible top that stows under a matching white vinyl boot that gives the green car a rather high-contrast look. Mustang logo floor mats are a nice touch and the reasonably-sized trunk looks almost new.
Does the mighty 5.0 really need any introduction? The favorite of performance fans of all ages, it launched an entire industry of aftermarket performance that would build on its already impressive 225 horsepower and 300 pounds of torque. Or not, because this one is totally stock and still feels plenty frisky. The engine bay is nicely maintained and still wears almost all its original equipment, including the rubber boot on the distributor. It appears that the belt tensioner has been replaced and there's been some maintenance work like a new water pump, timing chain, radiator, hoses, oil pump, and the power steering pump, so it's ready to drive. The only transmission available in these Special Edition convertibles was an AOD 4-speed automatic, but it's quick-witted and provides a towering overdrive so it's relaxed on the highway. The LX 5.0 also received all the GT's suspension goodies, so it's a competent corner-carver that rides well. There's also an awesome V8 bark from the fresh dual exhaust system and all Special Edition LX convertibles wore GT-spec 15-inch"turbine" wheels and 225/60/15 rubber.
While you wait for these cars to appreciate, you'll discover that they're just a blast to drive. With lots of new parts and no questionable upgrades, this is the one to own no matter what you choose to do with it. Call now!