Tuesday, September 17, 2013

10k: Sleeveless T-Tops: 1982 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 4-spd

The 3rd generation Fox-body Mustang needs no introduction to most American muscle fanatics, but perhaps a refresher is in order.  Ford replaced the funky shaped Mustang II in 1979 with the Fox-body, and returned Mustang proportions to its previous long-hood/short rear end setup.  The early Foxes had quad headlights, a grill and a front end that was changed in 1983 to a look that was produced for another 10 years.  Find this 1982 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 hatchback 4-spd for sale in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho currently bidding on ebay for $7,311 no-reserve with 2 days to go.



We like the early 79-82 look better than the later cars and today's feature is being offered as a rare one-owner almost museum quality example with only 61,000 miles on the odometer.  Technically it isn't a one-owner car unless you don't count the current owner (but we are going to give the seller a pass because he is listing it as no reserve and says he will see the auction through the end, no exceptions) but it does look really nice for a 30 year old Ford.  If the car is indeed "RUST-FREE" (quotes are his, not mine) as the seller indicates and the bidding doesn't get much higher, this could be a great deal for someone looking for a clean vintage Fox-body. 


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7 comments:

  1. A DD-worthy Fox that you'd be too scared to DD. Someone will be happy with it, but I'll pass.

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  2. I think this was the year that Ford coined the "Boss is Back" ad campaign. Here's a look back at the Mustang v. Camaro wars as they were in 1982. The boss is back, but he's also a little older and slower than you might remember.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1MC3IMmMFs

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  3. This is IT. My Rosebud sled. I had a black one with no T-tops (fortunately) my senior year in HS. The 4bbl 4-Speed combo was the best. You could spin 'em in first like crazy and then keep it in second for a quick rush up to highway speeds. After that, the ride was pretty much over. I loved that car.

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  4. Say no to early fox body unless it's a cobra with that ridiculous hood element.

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  5. Actually the 83- 86 cars still had quad headlights, yes the styling was a little different but not a radical departure form these early 80's cars. The 85 302 was the last year of the carbureted engines - 86 being the first year of the fuel injected 302s.

    Personally I'd wouldn't mind finding a nice (and affordable) 85 GT with a manual trans.

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  6. Do they still make the Michelin TRX metric tires for these wheels?

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  7. I had one same as the pic. But had to get rid of it. My first car....it would hug the turns so nice.

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