Fox Body Mustangs are a dime a dozen, but your search can be made trickier if you demand a bone-stock survivor with the V8 and a 5-speed. Well, Barn Finds reader PS Photog spotted this low-mileage Mustang here on craigslist equipped just as I’ve described above, and the price isn’t bad either: $8,500 and it’s located in Florida, near Sarasota.
Although I greatly prefer notchbacks, just finding this car in the first place makes it appealing. The basic recipe still works today, consisting of a no-frills cockpit, the venerable 5.0 V8 and rear wheel drive. The integrated spoiler still looks good, as do the multi-hole alloys. The paint shines nicely, as you’d expect for a car with 42,000 original miles.
This Mustang looks a bit better than “no frills” as it appears to have a leather interior. The iconic Mustang shifter may not exactly be a short-throw, but it does fall readily at hand. For a car that is frequently modified beyond recognition and often in need of significant mechanical refurbishment by this point in its life, this Mustang looks practically turnkey.
Even with the low mileage, I’d like to know more about its maintenance and ownership history. The engine bay looks a bit dirtier than I’d expect, which could be due to regular use or neglect – either way, it’s worth a call to find out more. I suspect this is a good buy at the asking price, but it would be a better deal at $6,500. How many survivor-grade Fox Bodies do you think are left?