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READER AD: 1983 Ford Mustang GLX Convertible

What Makes It Special? It’s an original Mustang Fox Body Convertible survivor with no rust. It’s been garaged its entire life and has covered just 64,095 miles.

Body Condition: The body is in very good condition with only minor dings and a few scratches. The body is straight. The paint could be buffed and waxed. Clean original interior with minor loose stitching on drivers bucket seat. Solid Floor pans, shock towers, and trunk pan. Newer top with nice glass rear window. This car is a steal at this price.

Mechanical Condition: The car runs and drives. Has a carburetor hesitation between 1,400 and 1,600 rpm. Possible vacuum leak in one or more engine hoses. Choke needs to be adjusted a bit. Brakes stop well and there are no leaks. Transmission shifts well. May need a modulator vacuum valve, but works fine as is.

Seller’s Listing: Here on craigslist

While it isn’t in perfect condition, this little Mustang looks to be a decent survivor. It could use a tune-up and a good detailing, but it shouldn’t take more than a weekend to get it back up to top condition. The red and white interior looks great, the only issue I see is that it’s an automatic! Alright, that’s not really an issue and more a personal preference, but it sure would be fun to have a manual.

Finding clean Fox Body Mustangs that haven’t been driven into the ground is getting harder and harder to do. This one might not be a high optioned V8 car, but it sure is clean and would be fun car to cruise around in. And you’d be hard pressed to find another rear wheel drive convertible in this nice of shape for less than $4,500. So, be sure to check it out and contact David M to make an offer!

  • Asking Price: $4,500
  • Location: Cincinnati Ohio
  • Mileage: 64095
  • Title Status: Clean
  • VIN: 1FABP2731DF183448

List your car here on Barn Finds for only $50!


  1. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Appears to be a nice Fox Body at a very reasonable price. Looks a little odd with the 1968 Mustang wheel covers, but that’s a minor fix.

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  2. Ken S

    Had one with a 5 speed, was a great car until some one stole the Holley off of it, it was plagued with vapor lock, after a summer of driving, waiting to cool off, driving again, the wife got mad and traded it in on a S10, this would be perfect, as she wants another convert, and this time with an automatic, too bad we’re leaving today on vacation, as I would snatch this up!

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  3. Capriest

    Nice clean car. It appears to be a 3.8 V6 model so a manual trans was not an option. IMO that’s the worst engine it could have. The 2.3 or 5.0 would provide much better reliability. I personally would pass on it for that reason. I’ve seen lower mileage 3.8’s with a milkshake in the radiator.

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