Still life: ultra-low-miles Mustang convertible in showroom condition

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The Mustang LX looks to be in showroom condition

Here’s another one of those how-could-this-even-happen ultra-low-mileage collector car survivors, a 26-year-old Mustang convertible with just 6,270 miles on its odometer.   That’s crazy and really makes me wonder what kind of person would own a car like this and not drive the hell out of it.

The Pick of the Day, a 1993 Ford Mustang LX convertible, appears to be in immaculate showroom condition, although it would need a serious going through before it’s put back on the road after all those years of sitting around doing nothing.  Think seals, gaskets, fluids, tires, etc.

But after that is done, you’d have a brand-new ’93 Mustang convertible.

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Even the top appears to be like new

This is a desirable Fox-body Mustang powered by a 5.0-liter V8 with automatic transmission, Traction-Lok rear, dual exhaust with Flowmaster Cat-Back, power rack-and-pinion steering and power brakes, according to the San Ramon, California, dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

The ad does not disclose how or why this Mustang wound up lazing it through life with such low mileage, but there’s surely some story there.

The triple-white convertible – even the alloy wheels are white – gleams in the photos with the ad, looking very much the time-warp piece that it is.  Even the presumably original convertible top looks great.

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White leather seats contrast with the black dashboard

Fully equipped with the LX upgrades, the convertible has Arctic White leather bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, full power accessories, upgraded audio with retro cassette player, a power convertible top with glass rear window and a rear spoiler.  Apparently, everything is original factory equipment.

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The car comes with its original owner’s manual and window sticker, as well as a clean Carfax report, which should confirm the low mileage.

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The Mustang is equipped with a 5.0-liter V8

Fox body Mustangs were the third-generation series produced from 1978 to 1993, coming after the disastrous Mustang II, which makes this one the last year they were built.  The Foxes have grown in collector interest in recent years, as they take their place as bona fide future classics.

The asking price for this unusual find is $29,995.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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    • Sorry, but your information is incorrect: Third gen Mustangs were produced from 1979 to 1993. This Mustang is in fact a very limited and very collectible car, especially in this condition, with so few miles. They were a special edition run in ’92 and ’93, of which only 1500 were made.

      Furthermore, the Mustang II was not a "disastrous" car! On the contrary- it was the perfect car at the absolute perfect time. In a time when the auto industry was bombarded from every angle with rising gas prices, horsepower constraints, strangling emissions controls, rising insurance rates, and government over-regulation, the Mustang II conformed so that the Mustang would survive into the future. It was a brilliant move by Ford, and Lee Iacocca was heralded a genius!

      Ford sold a ton of these cars during this time- over 1.1 million cars- and 1974 is the fourth highest year ever for Mustang sales. Not only this, but consider how many beloved pony cars we lost during this difficult time in the country and more specifically this industry. It is likely that we would not have the Mustang today, had this courageous car not taken the heat. The Mustang II is a hero, that’s what it is!

      • You are right according to model year, but I was considering that Ford started producing the Fox bodies around the middle of 1978 for the ’79 model year. (We had an ’80 coupe)

  1. I love the look but the convertibles have that extra weight from the top and the added metal to strengthen the body. I think it’s a few hundred pounds, personally I love the GT myself But the LX was the lightest of the bunch. Always wanted to remove the convertible top&frame, along with the electric motors, Then put a sweet chrome roll-bar in it’s place do the interior like a nice boat with the water proof fabric, put drains in the floors, get carbon fiber seat frames, steering wheel, dash, Use a water proof radio and speakers. Seen a older Pontiac Sun bird like this that was also a amphibious car, could probably do that with the 6cyl Stang. Imagine peoples faces when you drive down the ramp into the river, engage the 2 jet drives and take off like a big jet-ski. gotta have the kind that shoot a stream of water in the air too. If they make a Waverunner/Quad then it can be done…

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