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3718-DFW

1985 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

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1985 Ford

Mustang GT Convertible

Stock
3718-DFW
Engine Size
5.0L HO V8
Transmission
5 Speed Manual
Miles
62,581 (Actual)
Location
Fort Worth
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Description

JUST 62K ACTUAL MILES! 2 OWNER TEXAS CAR, CLEAN HISTORY, 5.0L, 5 SPD, COLD A/C!

Packing strong-running carbureted 5.0 V8s, the Ford Mustang GT convertible was easily the biggest bang for the buck in 1985 if you were looking for open-air fun. Clean styling makes it still one of the best-looking of the Fox-platform Mustangs, and this one is a striking white-on-gray car that hasn't been abused or raced, but rather pampered during the minimal 62,581 miles it has spent on the road.

Ford got the package exactly right in 1985, combining the hottest 5.0L HO V8 with the newer convertible body style that was reintroduced in 1983 (featuring a restyled front fascia with a grille-less nose and horizontal air intake slot for '85), then making it so affordable that it was the biggest performance bargain in more than two decades. The biggest aftermarket performance revolution in American since the heyday of the small-block Chevy made these cars targets for drag racers and customizers, and as a result, it's extremely rare to find a largely original example like this. The paint is original, and it's not easy to believe that it's coming up on 35 years old. The blackout treatment on the hood isn't clogged with old wax or fading, and the car fits together so tightly you'll know instantly that it hasn't been thrashed or left out to bake in the sun. Black rub strips around the perimeter of the body make it look long and lean, much of the weather-stripping around the car has been replaced as needed so it looks great, and the light houses and bumpers show incredibly well too. For a Mustang convertible of this vintage to be in such great shape is almost unheard-of.

The ultra-supportive cloth buckets were some of the best you could buy in 1985 and featured grippy fabric inserts framed by red piping to give it a truly racy look. There's only very modest wear, even on the side bolsters, and the original carpets don't tell you much about the car's age, either. The gauges are all fully functional with crisp, clear markings, and the stuff that's always broken on these cars (the console lid and ashtray) are still present and accounted for. The same goes for the original AM/FM/cassette stereo head unit, which remains in the center of the dash and sounds great. Other options include A/C (blows cold!), tilt steering, cruise control, power windows, and power locks, making it a car that you could live with every day. The convertible Mustang returned in 1983 after a 9-year hiatus, and in 1985, the top was power actuated and stows neatly under a taut vinyl boot. The Mustang also offers a decent-sized trunk that's very nicely preserved with original carpets, and has plenty of room for a set of golf clubs or some car show goodies.

The 5.0 HO V8 evolved each year, and 1985 brought yet another horsepower increase. With 210 base horsepower on the carbureted 5-speed manual transmission models, it was the most powerful of the pre-Aero Foxbody cars (1979-1986), and there's nothing quite like the sound of all four barrels snapping open and barking through the throaty, original dual exhaust system. Once again, with modifications being so easy on a Mustang, it's amazing that this one has not been significantly upgraded. The engine has never been opened, the original air cleaner is still in place, and it's still exhaling through stock manifolds. Maintenance records show gasket replacements, HVAC work, and various suspension updates, but everything was done correctly with an eye towards originality, only strengthening the car, not changing its factory spirit. Factory A/C is a nice addition, since a lot of these were built for the track, and it's extremely clean throughout the engine bay, ready to be shown off at the cruise-in. This one also packs the highly desirable 5-speed manual transmission feeding the original 7.5-inch Trak-Lok rear end. Stock 15-inch alloy wheels are exactly what belong on this car and carry 205/65/15 blackwall performance radials all around.

This is a very clean example of the last of the carbureted Mustangs; a very low mileage droptop that comes documented with all of its original owner's manuals, maintenance records, and even a few OEM spare parts. Don't miss this chance to get ahold of this rare Fox and call today!

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Features

  • Numbers Matching
  • Defrost
  • Seatbelts
  • Power Windows
  • Power Steering
  • Power Locks
  • Power Brakes
  • Front Disc Brakes
  • Cruise Control
  • Tilt Wheel
  • Heat
  • Cloth Interior
  • Air Conditioning
  • Power Convertible Top
  • Cassette Player
  • AM/FM Radio
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Documentation

  • Owner's Manual
  • Maintenance Records
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SPECS

Exterior Color
White
Interior Color
Gray
Front Brakes
Power Disc
Rear Brakes
Power Drum
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