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Pick of the Day: 1983 Ford Mustang GT convertible that’s hardly been driven

The Fox-body pony car is a well-preserved example with fewer than 15,000 miles

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The Pick of the Day is another one of those remarkable low-mileage survivors, a 1983 Ford Mustang GT convertible that despite being 38 years old has been driven fewer than 15,000 miles.

It’s somewhat mystifying how cool cars go undriven, but especially one as eminently usable as a Mustang convertible, which is so much more likely to be a fun daily driver than a relished exotic locked up in the garage for decades.

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This GT with just 14,937 miles showing on the odometer is in all-original as-new condition, according to the Stratford, Wisconsin, dealer advertising the Mustang on ClassicCars.com, with the exception of a set of headers and Flowmaster mufflers added to the original 5.0-liter High Output V8 engine linked with a 5-speed manual transmission and 3.08 Traction-Lok rear.

The Fox-body Mustangs, a term that identifies the third-generation pony cars built from 1978-93 on Ford’s Fox platform, were largely ignored until recent years, but they have become quite popular as sporty and reasonably priced collector cars, primarily in GT or special performance-edition versions.

This one, in Medium Charcoal Gray with Black details, is special indeed as a time-warp example of a well-outfitted Mustang in what the dealer says is a rare configuration.

“This car has been excellently preserved and is in exceptional condition,” the dealer says in the ad. “It will be difficult to find a cleaner and nicer Fox body of any year.

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“This car is very well-equipped with power windows, power door locks, power top, tilt steering wheel, cruise control, air conditioning, premium sound system, aluminum wheels, power steering and power front disc brakes. This rare find comes with original window sticker, original warranty booklet, owner’s manual and a Deluxe Marti Report showing this is 1 of 3 cars produced to these specifications.”

The Mustang looks terrific in the photos with the ad, with a straight body, good paint and a crisp-looking interior.  The car stands on what appears to be a set of original TRX wheels, most likely fitted when new.

With an asking price of $24,995, this Mustang is priced right at the top of what the Hagerty value guide says it’s worth, but most-likely well worth it for such an unusual and desirable find.

Note to the next owner:  Please, drive it and enjoy it instead of just letting it stand around.  Such a waste.

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

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Bob Golfen
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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