Ford constructed Mustangs on the Fox platform from the 1979 by means of 1993 mannequin years (or till 2004, should you think about the SN95 platform a sufficiently shut relative to its Fox ancestors), with variations working the gamut from Late Malaise Period Ghia Editions with straight-six engines by means of respectably fast later 5.0-powered machines and even Mustang Police Interceptors. I obtained pulled over by CHP Mustangs on I-5 a few occasions in my 351W-swapped ’68 Cyclone, and people Foxes zooming up within the mirror appeared fairly fast on the time. As we speak’s Junkyard Discover, nevertheless, was not a fast Fox, after which there’s that scary convertible high.
The murderously UV-heavy daylight right here in Excessive Plains Colorado conspires with single-digit humidity to nuke convertible tops and automobile interiors in a rush, and the ultimate proprietor of this ’93 Mustang tried to avoid wasting cash by repairing its lid with blue tarps and layer upon layer of itchy duct tape, topping off the entire mess with a number of coats of black spray paint. The truth is, the black spray paint went over the unique crimson bodywork along with the convertible high, as a result of why not?
Did this work? Not for lengthy!
I see quite a lot of field-expedient duct tape engineering of this kind in junkyards, however usually it is only a single damaged glass window patched with tape, not a whole roof. The true gone cats get duct tape in patriotic colours and create a window substitute that appears like an American flag, in fact. We should admire the dedication it took to re-roof this automobile, however the outcomes had been… not so long-lived.
Three flavors of Mustang convertible may very well be bought new within the 1993 mannequin 12 months, the final one for the pure Fox: the GT, the LX 5.0, and the LX. This automobile is the third, most cost-effective sort.
Beneath the hood, we discover the two.3-liter “Pinto” four-cylinder engine, rated at 105 horsepower for 1993. This was the final mannequin 12 months for a four-banger in a Mustang till the present technology, and the EcoBoost makes much more energy than probably the most fearsome V8 you might get in a 1993 Fox.
With the automated transmission, this automobile would have been one sluggish pony. Nonetheless, convertibles are enjoyable, and not less than this one had a manufacturing facility cassette deck for taking part in the most recent Gibby Haynes jams.
Automotive buyers had some attention-grabbing low-priced convertible decisions in 1993. This automobile had an MSRP beginning at $17,548 (about $32,365 at present), and you might purchase a brand new 1993 Geo Metro convertible for $9,999 ($18,440 now) or an Australian Mazda-based Mercury Capri convertible for $17,779 ($32,790). Chevrolet supplied a ragtop Cavalier for $15,395 ($28,395), too.
Whenever you needed to stay the New Jersey Dream™ in 1993, the final 12 months of the Fox Mustang was for you!