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

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

The Pick of the Day is a desirable 1993 Fox-body LX model

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.


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

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.


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.

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.


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, see Pick of the Day.


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  • William Shewey
    March 9, 2019, 3:15 AM

    This car is very pretty,it’s got power,it’s got class

  • Brian riley
    March 9, 2019, 6:03 AM

    How much are you asking for your 69 mustang

  • Jim A
    March 9, 2019, 7:03 AM

    I believe 1979 was the first year for the fox.

  • Pat Charest
    March 9, 2019, 7:21 AM

    I am interested in buying your 1993 mustang LX

  • Steve Gray
    March 9, 2019, 7:23 AM

    AM-FM-CD unit… no “retro cassette” to be seen…

    • Brian Davis@Steve Gray
      March 9, 2019, 3:24 PM

      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!

      • Bob Golfen@Brian Davis
        March 9, 2019, 5:00 PM

        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)

      • Mark Masten@Brian Davis
        August 12, 2019, 3:23 PM

        I’m still driving my ’74 Mustang II. Even the Philco-Ford 8-track works.


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