Canned Fox: 1986 Ford Mustang GT

The Fox-body Mustang was such an improvement over the bizarrely good selling Mustang II that it can only be a matter of time before the Fox becomes collectable, but I just don’t think we have reached that time yet…or have we?  They say that cars don’t become collectible until we forget how truly horrible they were when new, and frankly I’ve all but expunged any memory of my time in a non-turbo 4-banger Fox, and this next car is what I think will be valuable when prices go nuts.  Find this 1986 Ford Mustang GT here on eBay with $11,900 buy-it-now or make-offer located in Taylors, SC with 4 days to go.

I really don’t think it’s time to slick your mullet in a greasy pony tail and get in your best blue jeans and high school Letterman jacket (honey, I told you it still fits) to celebrate with your family at the Sizzler (honey, I told you that collecting them Moostangs in the yard was gunna pay off), but if you’d have offered me a barn full of 912s about ten years ago, I’d have passed (honey, can I buy a buncha these volks wagons…awww shucks), so I’m no Warren Buffet when it comes to the classic car market.  But Warren Buffet probably gets chauffeured around in Lincoln Town cars, so who is he to disparage the Fox anyway!!

Perhaps the era of the Fox is upon us — and we will look back at these days and reminisce about $10k Foxstangs.  Remember how you could pick up a 5.0 Mustang that made 225 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque with a 5-speed manual gearbox for cheap? 

The cloth seats on the inside look in good shape, as does the rest of the interior, and it should be in good shape given the low (56k) miles on the odometer.  The seller describes it as “Needs Nothing MINT!” and if you are going to collect Foxstangs, this isn’t a bad way to start.

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