4,600 Mile Survivor: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

When it comes to Fox body Mustangs, bone-stock LX models with the 5.0L V8 and manual gearbox are among some of the more desirable specimens ever made. Yes, I know, there are Cobras to collect and GTs to salivate over, but the unassuming appearance of an LX with the thrust of a V8 under the hood is one of the best ways to buy a Mustang, in my opinion. This LX 5.0 is an incredible low mileage survivor with under 5,000 original miles and the preferred five-speed manual, with gorgeous emerald green paint. Find it here on eBay with  Buy-It-Now of $29,995.

The seller says he is the third owner of the low mileage Mustang, which he purchased from a dealer that was selling it on behalf of the second owner that passed away. It’s always amazing to me to see multiple chains of owners continue to preserve a car that has clearly been treated like a museum piece from Day 1, as it takes a level of commitment from each different caretaker to not undo the work of the previous owner. The gray leather interior is a sharp look against the deep green paint, but we all know a black interior would push this one over the top. Still, the interior is in immaculate shape, almost to the point of being faultless.

I was curious what this “America’s Favorite Fun Car” decoration was, and it looks like (according to all-knowing Google) that it is a fender cover for when you’re stretched over the side of the engine bay and trying not to mar your finish. I don’t think the seller is using it as such, but rather as a period-correct accessory that reflects the branding Ford was using for the Fox body at the time. The hatch area obviously has never hauled anything of significance, and the plastic panels show no faults. The privacy blind for the cargo bay looks to remain in unused condition as well, and the seller notes this Mustang is equipped with a factory sunroof.

The engine bay is obviously completely stock, a smart move if you’re looking to preserve your investment in a car like this. The seller notes he’s owned it for 4.5 years and primarily uses it to take to car shows, an element of our hobby that has been scaled back significantly. Perhaps that’s why the Mustang is for sale, because if you can’t enjoy it among friends, low mileage cars you can’t use for daily errand running become expensive paperweights in short order. The good news is, Fox body Mustangs are only going to continue going up in value, so even some modest annual mileage increases won’t hurt this one’s price tag too much. Would you buy a low mileage LX or a driver-quality Cobra if given the choice?

 

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  1. jeffro

    Beautiful car. With it not being exceptionally rare, other than mileage, I’d be driving and adding miles. Made to be driven and enjoyed.

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    • Gary

      Does anyone know the paint code for that color?

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      • CL

        Gary, it’s “PA” for Deep Emerald Green.

  2. Autoworker

    Pretty car, not $30,000 pretty.

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    • Will

      I was thinking closer to $15k max myself.

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  3. Bob_in_TN Member

    Terrific condition. This color combination isn’t that common, but I think it looks good. I’m eager to see if the seller gets the asking price.

    Like 3
  4. Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

    It’s Cobra money, but appeals to me more than a Cobra. Beautiful car. GLWTS

    Like 5
  5. irocrobb

    I had one and always liked the clean look of the LX vs GT. Had great pull off the line but was kinda jittery at high speeds. Are these cars that expensive now ?

    Like 6
  6. Steve R

    If the seller doesn’t get their full asking price they should get close. These were the go to new performance car young men in the late-80’s. Not many survived without modifications. Anyone paying attention to automotive trends sees that once cars that were desirable by the youth reach 25 to 30 years of age they go up in value. It’s nothing new. People want to relive a portion of their youth, cars like this one are a perfect way to do so. The best surviving examples always will sell at a premium this car will be no different. It looks great and is optioned well, someone will be happy with their purchase.

    Steve R

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  7. Argy

    The perfect example of “investor grade” as far as Fox body Mustangs go. Nobody bought an LX 5.0 hatch and resisted the urge to drive it for 30 years (Cobras and GTs, sure). Most have been hacked to pieces by now, as we all know. I owned an Emerald Green 1990 LX 5.0 convertible (the 7-Up car) and always got compliments on the rare color combo. Sadly whoever buys this for $30K isn’t likely to add to those low miles, but hopefully they continue to provide it the lifestyle to which it is accustomed.

    Like 5
    • SCOTT SIMONE

      So you buy it for 20, let it sit. Hardly ever enjoy the driving or ownership experience of owning such a fun car, and then cash in for a measly 10 grand? Is it beautiful? Yup. Was it worth it as an investment? NO WAY.

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  8. Gremlin X

    Yes. Most of them got modded and trashed. The nice ones still left are usually either the Cobra variety or automatic.

    Like 2
  9. JoeMac JoeMac Member

    These cars just aren’t at that cash level yet.

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  10. Jerry

    Low20’s but not 30K……not yet.
    Nice clean ride though.

    Like 3
  11. Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

    Sub 5k miles, clean, somewhat rare color and a 5 spd. If it doesn’t go for $30k it will be 27-29k I’ll bet. I think the time is now. They will only get harder to find like this.

    Like 6
    • Jerry

      Naw……its only about 220hp
      My 2018 Civic SI coupe that weighs 2,800 lbs has amlost the same hp.
      Ive owned 4 Fox bodies in the past…..they’re quick but not 30K quick, just my opinion of course.

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      • Gus Fring

        That’s not the point.

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  12. nlpnt

    I didn’t even know you could get vinyl (leather?) seats on an LX hatch in ’91, I thought vinyl was for convertibles only at that point and all tintops had cloth.

    • Steve R

      My friends 93 LX also came with a grey leather interior. It was teal green, he bought it when it was a year old, unfortunately a few years ago it was lost when a fire swept through his neighborhood.

      Steve R

      • Steve

        I had a 91 GT in deep jewel green with gray leather, beautiful car that got tons of compliments.

  13. Wanger

    Owned a blown 89 lx that I purchased from one of the engineers at vortech engineering. It was outfitted with an r trim supercharger gm 4 spd auto, too much to list. Ran a best of 9.83et @138mph. Fully street legal.

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  14. Gary

    I have seen these going down the road, back in the day. I would think to myself, that’s a beautiful car. You will probably never find another in this kind of condition. If you do you my have to go higher than $30k

    Like 2
  15. Gus Fring

    $30K for a brand-new car? What do you get today for $30K at your local dealer???

    Like 1
    • Jerry

      U can buy a base Corolla or a Civic for 18K that will outhandle, outperform, get twice the mpg, more comfort, MUCH better sound system actually Bigger Interior, and will run 300,000 miles.
      I just don’t get the asking price…its not a collectable muscle car or a sports car….its a throw away economy car.

      • Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

        A throw away economy car? Wow.
        I disagree.

        Like 4
      • Jerry

        Oops…..I thought this was about the Polski car! Wheres the “delete” feature??? 😄

        Like 1
  16. Mike

    I was pointed to this website from a potential eBay buyer. At first I thought someone hijacked my Ad! I really enjoyed the write up, I wish I had the skill to write it. In any event the car did sell for 28k. I believe this sale will help set the market for low mileage survivors.

    • Bakyrdhero Bakyrdhero Member

      Thanks for the update @Mike. I saw the bad had ended and was curious what it sold for. Beautiful car, good luck.

    • Jerry

      I lost out on a IMMACULATE 86 GT that the guy sold before I could get there in Myrtle Beach SC for $9,200.
      It was Red (my fav color) had like 50,000 miles, T Tops…interior and body looked spotless, seats looked like they were never sat in! This was about a month ago and the car was on Facebook Marketplace.

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