Retro Pony Interior: 1989 Ford Mustang GT 5-Speed Convertible – Sold!

Jan 2020 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday, Truckin Tuesday

Update: This one got away, but if you have your heart set on something similar, email us the details of what you’re looking for or call Rudy directly at (908)295-7330

Fox Body Mustangs symbolize the return of V8-powered, stick-shifted performance in modern cars and nice examples such as this slightly modified 1989 GT convertible listed on Craigslist in Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey appears to be a great example of how to get into the collector car hobby for under ten large. We think it’s no coincidence the current caretaker has his Mustang priced exactly at the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool #3 “Good” estimate of $9,200.  

Looking past the oversize truck spoiler and period-correct “Day 2” Weld Wheels (we’d remove the former and change out the latter) what’s really striking about this example is the completely redone interior.  Instead of simply restoring it, the owner of the past 15 years recovered the seats and door panels in what appears to be a modern interpretation of the first generation Mustang’s desirable Pony interior.  We like how the upholsterer eliminated the original headrests to recreate the look.  That combined with what appears to be white-knob-topped Hurst shifter and Flowmaster exhausts has us flirting with selling the Eldorado to make this deal work.

If you’re looking for a turn-key modern classic that has been obviously well cared for, remains RADwood eligible, and you’re cool with slight modifications, you would be hard-pressed to do better than this Mustang GT.  Good luck with the purchase!

Here’s the seller’s description:

“Beautiful 1989 Mustang GT 5 speed. LOW miles only 90k on a garage kept car. Power windows/locks/mirrors/top, seats etc. Runs and drives just as nice as it looks. Brand New interior/seats and Soft top. New matching tonneau cover included. Weld racing polished rims w/ brand new tires. All newer suspension components such as shocks/struts/ sway bar links, coil springs and much more. Recent Full engine service- oil change/plugs, air filter and Throttle body cleaned. Motor is all stock just minor bolt ons (BBK intake, headers and full flowmaster exhaust) Sounds great. This is a show-ready car that turns heads wherever it goes. Garaged for the last 15 years or so. I am asking $9200. This is by far the nicest fox body listed for sale. Values of these cars are going up and up. Must see to appreciate. Price is talked in person only. Thank you

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  1. Vincent Abrugar

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  2. Analog Man

    The listing is already gone, which is not surprising if the car was in anything resembling decent condition. Fox body Mustangs are one of the latest ‘collectible’ cars to start on a rocket ride of price appreciation. Some recent sales of choice low-mileage examples (GT, SVO) have sold for about what a new Mustang costs. It might be a bubble like the rest of the collector car scene is experiencing right now (air cooled Porsche 911 anyone?), but it’s inflating fast for these cars.

    The Fox Mustang seems to hit a sweet spot of being old enough and having enough of an ‘analog’ feel that it’s a fun old-school driving experience, but modern and reliable enough (relatively…) to be usable as a regular driver without having to tinker with it every few miles. The 5.0 Ford V8 is a very satisfying experience, a nice balance of low-end torque but reasonable revvability (yes, I know that’s not a word).

    Modifications, especially interior ones, are often a personal choice at best. This pseudo Pony interior looks OK to my grizzled eyes, and might have help keep the price down to a reasonable level. I hope the new owner drives the wheels off of it.

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