The Fox Body Mustangs represent one of the most popular muscle car platforms ever made. The production run was nothing short of generous, which means finding a good candidate for a project car isn’t hard to do. Unlike the Corvette, however, examples that are still new in the wrapper are far more difficult to track down. This 1984 Mustang 2oth Anniversary Edition here on eBay has only 99 original miles and is still wrapped in factory plastic – and it’s a manual transmission car.
I hope you’re a fan of red interiors, because this Mustang is covered in Canyon Red from dashboard to floorboard. As you can see, the seats are still protected by the factory plastic coverings. The seller says it has been stored its entire life, meaning the next owner will likely be tasked with preserving it in exactly the same manner in order to protect their investment.
The Fox Body ‘Stangs may have been built in strong numbers, but so many of them have been used up and chewed out over the years that a good one can be hard to find. This 20th Anniversary Mustang is said to be one of only 282 convertible models with the desirable manual transmission. In addition, the manual cars were carbeurated instead of fuel injected, which the seller says is the preferred set-up for the HO V8 engine.
I’m impressed – this car already has two bids, bringing it over $16,000 with the reserve unmet. Clearly, someone else wants this rare Anniversary Model to sit in their garage under lock and key! Of course, the chance to own a never-titled Fox Body Mustang doesn’t happen every day, especially one that is equipped like this example. What would you pay?