12k Mile Survivor: 1995 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Is the SN95 Ford Mustang a bargain muscle car? This example seems to suggest as much, as it’s practically brand new with under 13,000 original miles and an asking price of just $16,500. For a V8-powered Mustang with an absolutely flawless interior and body, that’s hard to beat. While this era of Mustang isn’t the most loved of the generations, the performance was still respectable and the noise out the dual exhausts as glorious as ever. The convertible shown here is a cruiser, equipped with the optional automatic, but it’s hard to beat for the money – and the seller has included the option to make a best offer. Find it here on eBay and located in Mississippi.

I watched a video last night of a YouTube personality who rescued a coupe body out of a junkyard as a running, driving car, and I have to say – hearing him goose the throttle reminded me that, no matter how unloved or how cheap the SN95 may be in our minds, it still sounds like a proper muscle car. In my opinion, the reason we form a negative opinion of a car over time is that we mainly see the base models, or beaters, still on the road. It’s easy to forget that the minty survivors are kept under lock and key and aren’t suffering through the shame of daily driver status, or becoming the proverbial secretary’s car.

While a secretary may indeed drive a car like, I wouldn’t be opposed at all to saddling up next to her, especially in this interior. Mustang cabins of this generation weren’t all that robust, to begin with, and often looked pretty crappy within just a few years of regular use. This one is quite the opposite, and made even more impressive with the light colors of the upholstery. There’s not much in the way of wear and tear to complain about, and it looks quite sharp with the cherry red exterior and black carpets. Really, this is about as ideal of a combo as you could ask for in a collector-grade specimen of an SN95.

If this were mine, I’d quickly source those awesome tri-spoke wheels that came on the 1995 GTs, as they were a perfect carry-over from the last gasp of 80s styling while being updated just enough to look appropriate on a modern Mustang. Lower it a tad and source a roll bar – then leave the rest alone. The automatic may not be to everyone’s liking, but as I’ve said before, hustling convertibles aren’t nearly as fun as putting a hardtop through its paces, so I wouldn’t let the two-pedal setup deter you if a survivor like this has been on your shortlist of cars to own. This Mustang is a bargain for a survivor GT and looks like a home run for a collector car you can drive every day and not feel bad about it.

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Comments

  1. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Jeff has done his usual excellent job of explaining the SN95 Mustang’s position in the current collector car world. It’s not particularly popular, and at its core it is a cheap car (like most Mustangs). It is an interesting observation that we mostly see the beaters; a nicely preserved performance model comes across completely different. I particularly like the Cobra convertibles. And they have that wonderful V8 sound. For the most part even nice examples like this one are inexpensive.

    Now, pretend it’s 2010, and substitute “Fox Body” for SN95 in the above paragraph. And think about what has happened to the Fox Body Mustang’s popularity and collectability and value over the past decade.

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  2. Howard A Member

    As much as I hated that ’88, my red ’95 V6, 5 speed hardtop was everything the ’88 wasn’t. I loved that ’95, even though, it began using coolant, it was still a really nice car. The 5 speed was almost as quick, it was comfy, more room, just a much nicer car.

  3. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    I’m not particularly fond of this generation Mustang but it’s got a lot going for it. It’s a low-mileage convertible in great shape and fairly cheap. While I’m not a fan of white upholstery, for the price, I could live with it. It’s a convertible, made for sunny day cruising, so the automatic trans is perfect for leisurely driving. If you’re looking for a stand-out convertible in great shape, this Mustang, at the price, would be hard to beat.

  4. Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

    I nearly bought a 96 like this. Different shade of red with block top and beige interior. I loved this design the day it came out and I would still be proud to drive one today. The 99 facelift went a long way for these and have aged better though.

  5. UK Paul 🇬🇧

    I rented one of these in ‘96 in the same colour. It had 200 miles on it and the gear knob came off in my hand.
    Then a lizard jumped into the car, ran up the windscreen and sat on the rear view mirror.

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  6. Jerry Member

    Had a white interior car once……once.

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  7. Ira Rosenbaum

    I had a 94 GT convertible like this one. Same color, saddle leather. 5 liter V8.
    I still kick myself for getting rid of it. Big mistake. Loves the car.

  8. JBD

    Last of the 5.0/302 SBF motors. One of the best verts I’ve owned. Slapped a SC on it and it was a whole different animal.
    I should have never sold it.

  9. Bob Member

    I too had a 94 GT automatic V8 convertible. I was dark red, grey interior and black top. It was a 40K mileage car and in great shape. I enjoyed it for years and sold it to buy an old Jeep. There is a lot to recommend these Mustangs in Mho.
    And Jeff is right on about the mellow exhaust note.

  10. Moparman Member

    I rented one of these in celebration of completing of a year long training program. Upon leaving the resort where the graduation had, myself and a co-worker (both newbies to the convertible experience) drove a couple of miles in the blazing sun, pulled over, stopped and raised the top, LOL!! Was just a little too hot for top down cruising, but I enjoyed the car! This one is a real beauty. GLWTA!! :-)

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