One Owner: 1993 Ford Mustang GT

With colder weather just around the corner, many of us face the decision about what to do to keep ourselves busy until the sun shines through once again. There are worse ideas than spending some time in your workshop tinkering with a classic car. This 1993 Mustang GT might be just the ticket because its needs are of a minor cosmetic nature. That could make it the perfect hobby to tackle in anticipation of warmer weather. Located in Allendale, New Jersey, you will find the Mustang listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has reached $9,000, and the reserve has been met.

The Mustang is finished in Black, and its condition seems to be acceptable for a daily driver. The panels are straight, with no apparent dings or dents. The gaps are consistent, and there are no visible signs of accident damage. That doesn’t mean that it is perfect. The owner notes crow’s feet in the paint on the roof and the rear hatch. These aren’t visible in the photos, so it is impossible to determine how severe they are. The other notable defect is some damage around the front spoiler corners. This is mainly visible on the passenger-side, but it looks like the spoiler itself hasn’t cracked. It could be a simple matter of repainting the front spoiler to return it to its best. The rest of the plastic appears to be in good condition, as does the glass. The headlights are looking tired and cloudy. However, complete kits are available for under $90, so addressing this would be an easy and inexpensive exercise.

The Mustang’s interior is something of a mixed bag. The rear seat and carpet seem to be in good condition, as is most of the plastic trim. The front seats have seen better days, and they will require new covers. Replacing these could be one of the most expensive aspects of this classic’s restoration. Replacement covers won’t leave much change from $770, and that is for the front seats alone. If the buyer wants to ensure a uniform appearance by replacing the rear cover as well, then the price heads up towards $1,200. Beyond that, the door pockets are sagging, but these could be fixed. Everything else is well preserved for a vehicle from this era. Creature comforts include air conditioning, a driver’s airbag, power windows, power mirrors, cruise, and an AM/FM radio and cassette player.

The owner supplies no engine photos, but we know that the news is positive on the mechanical front. Under the hood is the venerable 5.0-liter V8, which is backed by a 5-speed manual transmission. This engine should be producing 205hp, which is enough to propel the vehicle down the ¼ mile in 15.4 seconds. This one-owner car has a genuine 89,000 miles on the odometer, which means that there should be plenty of life left in it. The Mustang recently received a service and a new battery. The owner states that it runs and drives very well.

In recent years, Fox-Body Mustangs have come into their own as classic cars. The Mustang II has been a much-maligned creature, but the introduction of the Fox-Body showed that Ford had once again found its mojo in the pony car sector. When it was introduced for the 1979 model year, Ford intended to replace it by the mid-1980s. However, it was a car that found its way into the hearts of the buying public. That meant that it managed to soldier on until 1993. This car is from that final year of production, and while it might not be perfect, returning it to a high level of presentation should not be a difficult task. Values have been climbing in recent years, especially for tidy examples. With that thought in mind, this might be a car that demands a closer look.

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Comments

  1. FordGuy1972 FordGuy1972 Member

    While I prefer ’60s Fords, I’ve always liked the Fox bodied Mustangs. The wife used to own a 302 stick shift ’79 Pace car, a nice example I wished she could have hung on to. A buddy had a ’93 Cobra that I drove several times; now that was a fun car to drive! This ’93 GT is promising though a paint job might be needed to look it’s best. Personally, I don’t care for a black exterior; everybody and his mother has a black car or pickup today. I’d rather stand out from the crowd a bit with a color that catches the eye. This Mustang should bring a good top bid, it’s in good shape for the most part.

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  2. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Depending on what degree of paint imperfection you are willing to live with, this could be a good car to own. Spend a grand or two to rework the interior and fix the bumper and headlights, and you would have a pretty nice car. A Fox Body GT manual transmission is about as straightforward as one can get. Yet it would be easy to keep on the road, and fun, for not much money.

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  3. jerry z

    Good thing it was garage kept or the fox would be full of holes. My buddy bought an ’88 GT new in NJ and when he sold 20 yrs later, it was in rough shape. Straight but full of rust. The a-pillars had rust!

  4. Frank

    ‘93 5.0 has 225 horsepower. 205 was the carbureted 5.0 around 1985.

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  5. Foster

    1971 to 2004 ugly cars.

  6. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    SOLD for $9,200.

  7. Tony

    15.4???? With what, 2 plug wires off and your grandma driving?

    Look fellas, I like the site and all, but sometimes I wish you and everyone else would just stop talking about Fox Mustangs because you aren’t knowledgeable enough to do it intelligently.

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