Final Year Fox Body: 1993 Ford Mustang LX Convertible – Sold?

by | Nov 2022 | Classifinds, Topless Thursday

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December 8, 2022, Update – We confirmed the listing for this “Classifind” expired, so with no replacement found, we’re assuming this ride is “Sold?” While this one got away, please reach out either by email or call us directly if you’d like to be informed when we come across something similar.

Some cars are classics – and have been classics – for some time. The Fox-body Ford Mustang is of that ilk, with generations of car enthusiasts well aware of its many virtues, the most significant of which is the ability to easily extract cheap speed from a 5.0 liter-equipped example. Of course, because of this, finding a Fox body that hasn’t been abused is increasingly hard to do, which is why this seemingly bone-stock 1993 LX 5.0 convertible we spotted in November 2022 near Miami for $13,000 is so appealing – it appears to have been used as a summer cruiser and never upgraded, despite being equipped with the preferred manual gearbox. Comparing that price against the model guide shows that the seller is asking well below the going rate of $38,219, which likely takes into account the high dollar sales of low-mileage Cobra models:

The convertible: it has long been discussed amongst enthusiasts that a drop-top is the less desirable configuration of any model with a hardtop offering. I believe this is why we see so many new convertibles coming out today with retractable hardtops, as it helps to dispel the notion that you’re “losing” something when buying a soft top; in this case, the thing you’re losing is structural rigidity. At some point, however, it seems reasonable to accept that any convertible will be a bit of a wet noodle compared to a fixed roof model. The older you get, the more likely the chassis is to feel a bit lacking in composure. Then, shouldn’t we enjoy it for what it is – a way to get closer to the sun while driving a (hopefully) entertaining car? This clean, low-mileage Fox body Mustang convertible is equipped with a manual gearbox and the venerable 5.0L V8, offering a combination that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

The Entertainment Buff  YouTube Channel features this 2000 Ford Mustang LX commercial:

The seller has the good fortune of owning a desirable configuration of the final year of the Fox body ‘Stang, featuring the LX trim with a 5.0 liter V8 under the hood paired with a manual transmission. It seems many convertible buyers subscribe to the notion that a drop-top is a cruiser, so many of them were ordered with an automatic. This low-mileage Mustang seems like a rare opportunity in the current marketplace for collector cars, as it has a reasonable asking price for a car with the right equipment and well under 40,000 original miles. Factor in the very pretty color combination of Reef Blue with a white leather interior, and you have an ideal platform for making some subtle cosmetic improvements and potentially selling for more in a year. I’d clean up the engine bay, install a new upholstery kit, repair the faded trim on top of the doors and see if a cleaner appearance brought $17,000 or better in a year.

Here’s the seller’s description:

“1993 ford fox body mustang Convertible 5.0 LX ice cold AC power windows power locks
Runs and drives awesome Brand new rack and pinion tie rod ends bushings for tuneup, new spark plugs, distributor spark cables fuel filter new tires new shocks 100% original nothing aftermarket never molested rare color combination reef blue with white leather interior new convertible top five speed last year of mustang Fox body Pony wheels GT interior Brand new lowering springs included with car in the box this is a true classic asking 13,000 obo.

Off-season bargain: is this clean Mustang LX convertible a steal at $13,000 OBO?   


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