1991 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 With Only 5,557 Miles!

From the colors to the condition, this Fox body Ford Mustang LX with the preferred 5.0L V8 engine is a true specimen, and it has the added bonus of having under 6,000 original miles. The Mustang is striking in Emerald Green paint with a grey leather interior, and while it’s not stock, it’s seemingly been modified in just the right ways. Overall, you wouldn’t be able to tell from the outside that it’s not bone stock, but you likely will know once you put your foot down. The Mustang comes with extensive documentation and a Marti report, and is listed here on eBay with a Buy-It-Now of $35,000 and is located in Huntsville, Alabama.

The seller claims this example comes equipped with $13,500 in upgraded parts, and based on the list, I’m inclined to believe him: an AFR “Trick Flow” top end kit, that supposedly yields 360+ b.h.p.; BBK High Flow X-Pipe; Flowmaster mufflers; BBK long tube headers; FMS aluminum driveshaft; underdrive pulleys; upgraded shocks and springs;  MSD ignition; BBK throttle body; Pro 5.0 shifter; and more. The good news is these modifications largely reside beneath the surface, so aside from the exhaust and the lowered stance, it’s not necessarily easy to spot the alterations from stock.

The interior looks just as a low-mileage cockpit should, with no obvious damage and seating surfaces that appear to be brand-new. Grey leather is my favorite look in one of these, and it pairs nicely with the deep green paint. There is, of course, no rust to be found, and no evidence of paintwork, either. Given how low the mileage is, I doubt this Mustang leaves the house very much. The seller contends no expense was spared in building this car, and in the 20 or so Fox bodies he’s owned, this is one of his top two cars in terms of cleanness. There’s little reason to doubt this, as I can’t very much see any cosmetic flaws worth reporting.

Now, what do you do with the engine modifications? This is a tough one for me: personally, I would have had a hard time justifying modifications to a Mustang with such low mileage and in such pristine condition. Then again, knowing I had a great foundation with an incredibly well-preserved car that could hold up to the modifications is also a compelling argument. The modifications look to have been well done, and kudos to the seller for not overdoing it in terms of upgrades, with the end result being a still-drivable car despite a healthy bump in power. That said, would you really drive it all that often knowing it’s a time-warp specimen underneath with all-original panels?


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  1. jnard90 jnard90 Member

    Because it’s not an original time capsule, means you can drive and enjoy it IMHO. And this car… I would drive the crap out of it. Great mods with keeping the original look. Love it.

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  2. poseur Member

    beautiful in and out and certainly a blast to drive with the mod’s done but i can’t even begin to see $35k for it

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    • Last 1LE

      …and since the seller couldn’t find a buyer for it at $28,000 (and actually runs a copy of his old ad listing the lower price) he now thinks it’s worth $7,000 more??? The ‘offroad’ pipes and long-tube headers render it illegal in many states, and you could make more horsepower with (legal) ‘shorty’ headers, a high-flow catalytic converter H-pipe, an extrude-honed intake and some porting on the factory heads, and slap a Vortech (or similar) supercharger with 6 lbs. boost on it. I know, I did it, in California, passed the CA smog tests multiple times, making over 300 rear wheel horsepower on a Dynojet chassis dyno, through a modified AOD (estimated 375 HP at the flywheel). The featured car looks great but the results are underwhelming and illegal in many states. I’d be surprised it it sells for $20,000.

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      • JC

        He’s added the AMV (Adjusted Market Value) like all the stupid car dealers are doing these days. They slap a sticker in the window and add 3-5K more than the car is listed at.

  3. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Nice car – Yes
    35K – No

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  4. Eric B

    They should put it on BAT. Still may not get 35, but that’s where you’ll get the most for any car, since it turned into a car collecting playground for deep pockets.

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  5. SirRaoulDuke

    I dig the mods. So does a buyer want a pristine stock example, or does a buyer want what was their REAL dream Mustang when they were younger? I would fall into the latter; myself and all of my friends wanted a built 5.0, not a stock one.

    It is still kind of hard to stomach where prices are going on these, no longer being cheap speed. I guess in a world where stock and this condition can bring $25k, why not pay $35k for a turn key mint car with the right mods? If I had “f you money” I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Great color too.

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  6. J Max

    All fox body 5.0 mustangs sound great with Flowmaster, something about that combo…

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  7. Motorcityman Member

    Nice, but only about a 15K car.
    Be worth a little more if it was completely stock.

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