Sunny Days Only: 13K-Mile Ford Mustang GT Convertible

This 1987 Ford Mustang GT convertible is a low-mileage survivor wearing great colors and looking like the perfect summer cruiser. With just 13,300 original miles, it’s not quite as low as the time-warp Fox Body we featured the other day, but it’s close. The seller notes this Mustang has never seen inclement weather and comes with several OEM accessories. It’s equipped with the preferred five-speed manual and a functioning power top. Find it here on craigslist in Michigan for $22,000.

Thanks to Barn Finds reader Ian C. for the find. Everything about this convertible model is perfect for the year, from the body-color slats across the taillights to the luggage rack on the trunk. Few “performance” cars could get away with wearing a luggage rack, but in 1987, no one would question the Mustang’s ability to pull it off. It also reflected the fact that many of its buyers weren’t concerned about flat-out performance as much as they wanted to own an iconic car for pleasure cruising, and a luggage rack may come in handy for those jaunts.

I love the color combo, both because crimson and white rarely looks bad together and because it sort of epitomizes the styling trends that were all the rage at the time. The interior shows no obvious defects and the Cloth Articulated Sport Seats show no deforming of the generous bolsters that came standard. A dash mat protects the dash from weeks where the top stays down for days at a time, but given the lack of sun fade inside, I doubt this GT ever spent more than a few hours with the soft top in the down position.

The seller notes that the battery and alternator were replaced in 2010, and that seems to be it for recent maintenance. The engine bay looks quite clean, albeit with the addition of go-fast stickers that really don’t belong in a time-warp example. Some of the cool, OEM pieces that come with the car include a dust bag for the boot cover, Wolf car cover, and other Ford-related novelty items. To me, owning a poster car of the 80s demands finding one in the best colors, and this example is pretty close to perfect in that regard. The price? Fair, but a strong ask.

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Comments

  1. Arthell64 Member

    Before I starting looking at BF I would have thought 22k was kind of high but after seeing people asking 10k for rusted out junk this seems like a bargain.

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    • GuernseyPagoda Member

      Arthell64, wait until you see $30-$90k for a rusted out Porsche 911 or 356, as they say(whoever “they” is, besides Bachman Turner Overdrive) “You ain’t seen nothin’ yet!”

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  2. Ian C

    Right now if someone was thinking about scooping up cars as a 5-10 year investment, these and the 3rd gen camaro/firebird in stock condition may be a wise move. I have been trying to convince the wife of this…. well, you know the rest. HAHA!

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    • Bob_in_TN Bob_in_TN Member

      Ian C, I think you are right. I don’t follow the Camaro/Firebird, but prices on clean stock low mileage Fox Bodies have been moving up steadily. I don’t see any reason they won’t keep increasing.

      Nice car.

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  3. Bob McK Member

    Would love to have this car, but is it worth $22K? I will see what you guys say.

  4. Robert May

    At that price it should be sold before the weekend is over.

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