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Spotless Survivor: 1991 Ford Mustang LX

This 1991 Mustang LX has been garage kept for its whole life, and when you combine that with a life spent in Texas, it is no surprise that this is a rust-free car. The condition is pretty impressive, and it would really suit anyone who is looking for a clean survivor that they can drive and enjoy immediately. The Mustang is located in San Antonio, Texas, and is listed for sale here on eBay. Bidding has now reached $12,100, and the reserve has been met.

Finished in Titanium Frost, the Mustang is a very clean looking car. The original paint is consistent right across the car, and there are no signs of any significant marks or dings. I think that what impresses me most is how well the paint has survived over the past 28-years. These metallic paints, and silver, in particular, can have a tendency to develop a matte look to them, or the clear coat can deteriorate quite badly. This is especially true in hotter climates, but this car seems to be free of those problems. The alloy wheels also look to be in good condition, and are free of any obvious scrapes or curb strikes.

Powering the Mustang is a 302ci V8, which is backed by a 4-speed automatic transmission. This combination produces 225hp and allows the Mustang to provide decent, but not stunning, performance. The Mustang also features power steering and power brakes, and the owner states that the car has covered a documented 95,000 miles. The presentation under the hood is pretty reasonable for a survivor of this age, with no obvious signs of leaks or nasty surprises. Given the longevity of this combination, there should be plenty of life left in the car yet.

The interior of the Mustang remains stock, with no sign of any aftermarket additions. The condition is also extremely good, with the Titanium upholstery having held up really well over the years. There are no real problems to note here, and one of the plus points from my perspective is that the vulnerable side bolsters on the front seats seem to have survived with little wear. As well as featuring a driver’s airbag, the Mustang also comes equipped with air conditioning, a radio/cassette player, power windows, power seats, and power locks.

Giving this Mustang a careful check from top to bottom, its overall condition seems to be what you would expect from a car that has been well maintained and treated with respect. It looks like the only thing that the next owner will need to do is to climb behind the wheel and enjoy the ownership experience.


  1. Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

    Clean. Stock. Well-maintained. Notchback. LX. This one checks many Fox Body boxes (but not the manual transmission box). Should bring solid money. I like it.

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  2. Todd Zuercher

    And….it’s an AOD. Bummer.

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  3. Tirefriar

    Fox bodies are coming into their own. Notchbacks hold their own.

    Yes, if this was a stick and better yet an SSP but yet it is what it is. Personally I’d pass. It is a rather nice notch but the mileage is beyond anything a high roller collector would be interested and the automatic will keep enthusiast at bay (myself included). Plenty of better ‘stang products and its derivatives on the market for that scratch.

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    • Steve R

      There are more than a few non-collectors that are looking for a really nice car that they can take to shows and cruises. This car fits that bill. It’s cheap compared to a 60’s muscle car, and will cost less than most generic, non-muscle car 2 door intermediate sedans, such as a Chevelle or Plymouth Satellite. These were the “69 Camaro” of the late-80’s and early-90’s, their time is coming. If someone wants one, the time is now to buy the best example they can afford before prices rise even further.

      Steve R

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      • Brian K.

        Shock towers are what to look for when looking at these. I agree the time is to buy now. If you look around, Foxbodys prices are all over the map depending on the location. In the northeast, they seem to be priced high. In the south and midwest, prices are still low. I found an extremely clean 1985 LX bone stock notchback auto for 5k in WV. Yes, I rented a trailer but, I still came out ahead. Remember, Ford made a ton of these cars. Many have been wrecked and modified but, there are still many out there. Don’t be afraid to ship out of state. Would I buy this auto for 12k? No. There is still time. They are not in the stratosphere yet unless its a ’93 Cobra or Cobra R.

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  4. Rosko

    Wow. Next to today’s high belt line, big butt “pony” cars this thing looks like a track star! Lean and mean. Love it!

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  5. Rube Goldberg Member

    I had this exact car, only an ’88. I know a lot of folks love these, they are cool, but I can say from experience, it was a miserable car. It was uncomfortable, no room in back seat, front heavy with scary handling, so-so brakes ( for a car of this performance), lousy mileage( not that you’d buy a car like this for mileage), almost impossible to work on, heaven help you if the heater core leaks, which they did profusely, and I won’t even get into THAT fiasco again. It was one of the few vehicles I felt unsafe in, especially at speed. After the ’88, I got a ’95 with a V6 and a 5 speed, it was a totally different car, and I loved that ’95, but you couldn’t give me another one of these, except for 1/4 mile runs. The LX was the Mustang of choice for drag racing, when I sold my ’88, a guy asked if it was a LX, I said yes, he was there in 15 minutes. He planned on racing it. I said, good luck and good riddance.

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  6. Troy s

    I agree with Steve R and Rude Goldberg, having owned an ’86 GT myself back in the nineties, girlfriend had two 5.0’s both of hers were autos.
    They were considered the best bang for the buck, cheap so to speak, fast at least for the time, then a very strong aftermarket industry took these 5.0 ‘Stangs to a new level, as said they became the ’69 Camaro of the nineties. They began filling up the staging lanes at the local drag strip.
    They were not perfect by any means, I hated not having a cup holder for my coffee, heater dumped, several intank fuel pumps, then the whole serpentine belt assembly broke off on mine. But it was an all purpose car that I really enjoyed for the most part. If this one had been a 5speed I doubt we’d be looking at it now. They got beat to smithereens.

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    Seriously considered ordering a stripper 5-speed 5.0 notch when I graduated college in ’91, but the quote for the insurance(I was 21 with a clean record) was stratospheric; more than a quarter of the whole price of the car each year!

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  8. z28th1s

    The luggage rack looks terrible on the coupe.

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  9. PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

    Not sure what happened, but without explanation, this car has been replaced with another Fox body on E-Bay.

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      When the item you click on has been sold or is no longer available, eBay will substitute another similar listing for you to see.

      At the top it says “The listing you’re looking for has ended”…..
      “Ended: Jun 22, 2019, 04:05:04 PM PDT
      Price: US $12,300.00”

      Over to the the right of that you can click on where it says “View original item” to see the listing.

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      • PRA4SNW PRA4SNW Member

        Yes, I know this. In fact, I point this out quite a bit here. In this case, there was no redirect, even after refreshing the E=Bay page several times.
        Of course, there is one now.

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