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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-12-2017, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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After 6 years of fun with my 67, I sold it for several reasons, including boredom. Last fall I bought a 1987 Mustang GT, red convertible, 5.0 V8, 5spd manual. Completely original paint, engine, leather interior, top etc.

Only changes are new tires, battery & Flow Master cat back mufflers. Have found that this car is highly sought after in Florida, where many of us old guys are, at least in Winter. I went to a local show that had approximately 200 cars and found 5 Fox Mustangs and 1 65, 2 67's. The hobby is moving on and Fox bodies are going along. the fun of a convertible, 5.0, stick shift and the reliability to drive from Chicago to Punta Gorda FL with no worries.

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After 6 years of fun with my 67, I sold it for several reasons, including boredom. Last fall I bought a 1987 Mustang GT, red convertible, 5.0 V8, 5spd manual. Completely original paint, engine, leather interior, top etc.

Only changes are new tires, battery & Flow Master cat back mufflers. Have found that this car is highly sought after in Florida, where many of us old guys are, at least in Winter. I went to a local show that had approximately 200 cars and found 5 Fox Mustangs and 1 65, 2 67's. The hobby is moving on and Fox bodies are going along. the fun of a convertible, 5.0, stick shift and the reliability to drive from Chicago to Punta Gorda FL with no worries.

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That is a good looking '87 GT convertible. Thanks for posting it.


I never had a fox body Mustang, but after reading posts like yours, I thought I try one. Just bought an '89 LX convertible. Its a 5 speed, 4 cylinder, rust free Florida/Alabama car.


It reminds me of an MG. Keep the revs up, and stay in the engine's power band by shifting a lot. Not complaining. It is just a different Mustang experience for me. Fun so far!

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One other thing. Two Millennial-types told me this weekend that fox body Mustangs are "hot" right now. What's up with that?

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I've had a couple of them as well, the last being an '89 5.0 stick 'vert that was a blast to drive, but leaked oil. EVERYONE said to replace the rear main seal while in the car, just slide the trans back a little for clearance. Riiiggghhhttt....... I'm pretty sure I could have pulled the entire engine and resealed the whole damn thing in the time it took me to do just the rear seal from the bottom!! I was so cheesed off about it taking me 3x as long that as soon as I was done I slapped a pic of it on craigslist out of spite. It was gone in just under 3 hours!! I'd actually bought the car from a friend of mine for $2,500, beat the dogsnot out of it for about 3 months, fixed the leak, and sold it for $3,500. One would think it was a good deal, but I'm pretty sure I won't ever do a rear seal from the bottom again- even for $1,000
Sure they're fun cars, but I still prefer the older ones..
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