A Sheep in Fox Clothing: 1993 Ford Mustang LX
One look at this next car will have all the Fox-body (1979-1993 Mustang) boys in the house giddy with pony car excitement. They’ll drool with anticipation of shifting their own gears, until they open the door and find that it is equipped with an autotragic transmission. That’s okay. At least it has 8-cylinders of Ford 5-point-oh goodness…right…right? WRONG. This has the detestable 2.3 liter Lima inline four that offers all of the excitement of a lima bean and 88 measly horsepower. I had a friend in high school with one of these and I swear I could beat him in a drag race with a Mercedes 300D. Find this 1993 Ford Mustang LX bidding for $3,550 reserve-not-met located in Miami, FL via ebay.
From the seller:
1993 Ford Mustang 2.3L Automatic. Last of the fox body Coupes. Lowered reserve. Red with black cloth interior. Car was driven by an older retired man to the grocery store. Original mileage. A/C blows cold (Compressor replaced), new front wheel bearings, brake pads & rotors, water pump, thermostat, front tires, and fuel pressure regulator. Car runs like a top. Will make a good commuter, collector, or project vehicle. The paint is faded from being outdoors but shines when polished. Car has some cosmetic flaws (as noted in the pictures). Zero rust in the floor area, strut towers, or torque boxes. tachometer needle bounces but all the negative is expected from a solid 30 year old car. $2000.00 Deposit due within two (2) days of auction finishing via Paypal. Cash only unless buyer and I make other arrangements. Buyer responsible for pick up and/or delivery of vehicle. I reserve the right to end the auction at any time and sell the vehicle locally.
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I didn’t know there were Fox body fanboys. I wonder if that condition is in the DSM-5…..
Late ’70’s, college buddy pulls in (Pinto) while I’m changing my oil. He says, ‘oil?’ We replace his ‘quart’ with my old stuff and run the same filter. We then run two 3-foot lengths of 2×4 under the driver seat to prevent it from colliding with mother earth. State inspection finally ended its reign of road hazard.
But the pinto engine was fine, right?
I saw a Pinto engined Lola 90 beat a big block Chevy McLaren M6 at a vintage race at Sonoma whatever it is that they call Sears Point these days.
The Lola driver was actually rather giddy at having beaten a McLaren.
Back in the Stone Age when people owned dot matrix printers and used continuous business forms, all of our courier drivers used to own these. They would snap them up cheap and go through two or three of them every year.
Great candidate for a yote+5 speed swap!
If I remember correctly these are coveted by the drag race guys. The base notchback was / is the lightest chassis.