Wild Strawberry Metallic makes a great color for a sports car. And what better way to get in touch with all of nature’s beauty than from behind the wheel of a convertible Mustang?
“I purchased the car several years ago and have always kept it in storage,” the seller states. “The original paint is in great condition and the car had brand new Yokohama W-rated tires.”
Showing just 70,072 miles on the odometer, this 31-year-old Mustang is still pretty fresh. According to James Flammang’s Standard Catalog of American Cars, this is one of 22,546 Mustang convertibles that were produced for the 1992 model year.
This pony car comes from what became known as the Fox Body generation which ran from 1979 through 1993. The Fox platform was widely used by Ford during this timeframe: In all, there were 15 vehicles including the Mustang that used the same basic architecture, ranging from compacts all the way to personal luxury vehicles like the Thunderbird, Cougar, and Continental.
Power under the hood comes from a 5.0-liter (302cid) small-block, high-output V8 mated to an automatic transmission. The engine was rated at 225 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque when new. Incidentally, the SVT Mustang Cobra (which debuted a year later, in 1993) bumped that number up by 10 horsepower to 235, which put it more in line with power from the car’s primary competitor (the Camaro Z28) at 245 horsepower. The muscle car wars that started in the 1960s were clearly still in full swing three decades later, as these two models battled it out for market share.
The listing doesn’t include mention of any recent services, but the air conditioning on this ’92 reportedly blows cold. The car’s equipment looks to be original and unmodified both inside and out – right down to the AM/FM/cassette – which is a bit of a rarity as these were popular platforms to modify. The Fox body Mustang was phased out after model year 1993, as the next-generation “SN-95” chassis was set to be launched. This example could be one of the last, and probably the best, of its kind.
For the price of $13,500, this elusive Wild Strawberry can be yours. The asking price includes the original window sticker as well as a Marti report.