Fox-Body 1983 Ford Mustang Convertible


Publish date: 2016-09-16 09:45:46
1983 Ford Mustang convertible

1983 Ford Mustang Convertible – The Ford Mustangs built between 1978 and 1993, which are referred to as Fox-body Mustangs, are slowly gaining some value as a collector car. This is most probably due to the generation Xers and the millennials who grew up with this classics are slowly gaining the resource to collect these cars. Then the newly design 1978 Mustangs came out, this redeemed the Mustang name after the failure of the Pinto-based Mustang II and spearheaded the revival of other models from every brand. But it still took several years before the automobile companies started to build the horsepower back up again.

83 Ford Mustang convertible

The new Mustangs were called as the Fox-body Mustang because of their sexy, lightweight and sporty design with a powerful 5.0 L V8 engine. They became Ford’s brand new design for their midsize sedans and coupes.

This featured classic is a good looking 1983 Ford Mustang convertible finished in a sexy red with a white top. It is a highly optioned muscle car with the 5.0 L V8 and 5-speed manual transmission. This Ford Mustang is currently being sold by a dealer in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to its seller, it has a mileage of no more than 60,000 miles and has a few upgrades including the more modern allow wheels and some performance upgrades.

1983 Ford Mustang convertible engine

1983 was the year when ford revived the Mustang convertibles, which makes this convertible a rare classic that is slowly becoming a collector’s car. For such a well-preserved classic, this has the potential to be a great collector’s car. It still has most of its original parts such as the original finish and interior. According to the dealer, the gauges and trim are period-correct. The non-stock parts are the Hurst short-throw shifter and custom sports steering wheel. The top is relatively new as well which is still looks good. Although it looks mostly original, the performance of this Mustang has been upgraded.

1983 Ford Mustang convertible interior

As described the dealership’s ad:

“Here’s a classic convertible that’s upgraded where you most want it, but original where it counts, it even comes with documentation such as the warranty card, owner’s manual, and maintenance records.”

Under the hood, you can find its origin matching numbers 5.0 L V8 engine with some performance enhancers that blends really well. Is it a crime to have a very well preserved classic to have some more modern upgrades under the hood?

“But more than just looking great, this V8 was upgraded for power, too. It includes a new Holley four-barrel carburetor, Edelbrock intake, and BBK headers. That enhancement feeds a 2.5-inch H-pipe dual exhaust with Flowmasters, so you know this beast has a wicked rumble,” the dealer added. “There has also been a solid investment in road holding. This includes new KYB shocks and struts, Eibach springs, new front control arms and bushings, Steeda bump steer kit, new rear sway bar link, and Maximum Motorsports rear control arms.”

1983 Ford Mustang convertible exterior

For the price of $12,995, this 1983 Ford Mustang convertible is a great deal. Even though it has some minor flaws, it is a great investment that could soon be a very valuable classic collectible.

References & Photo Credits:
https://news.classiccars.com/pick-day-1983-ford-mustang-convertible/

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