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Pick of the Day: 1987 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Only 4,780 actual miles


The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has stated that the average person drives around 13,500 miles per year. Here is the link to the source for that data. How far off that mark are you? By that calculation, a 37-year-old Mustang would be estimated to have 499,500 miles on it.

Well, one Fox Body in particular has not only fallen short of that 500,000-mile estimation, it’s only driven about one percent of that distance. And it’s now available for sale.

The Pick of the Day is a 1987 Ford Mustang GT convertible listed for sale on by a private seller in Wiggins, Colorado. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Gorgeous 1987 Ford Mustang GT convertible that is well-equipped with factory options and also upgraded with many expensive aftermarket accessories,” the listing says. “This Mustang has a beautiful factory color of Smoke Gray and is a very rare color.”

The Fox Body was the third generation of Ford’s popular pony car. Production started in 1978 for the 1979 model year, and the body style kept rolling off showroom floors for about a decade and a half, all the way until 1993. Of course, there were a few important updates and changes that took place over the course of that time.

The GT model – launched in 1982 to replace the outgoing Cobra – was the go-fast member of the family, powered by a High-Output Windsor 5.0-liter V8 with a more performance-oriented intake and exhaust system. A facelift was carried out in 1987 when the car received a revised front end with “Aero” composite headlamps in place of the original inset halogen units. GT models that year received fog lamps and trim-specific lower body cladding, both of which are seen on today’s featured car.

While the seller does not itemize the specific upgrades that have been added to this low-miler, but the photos in the listing show some unique equipment like roll bars, louvered taillights, a vented hood, and Saleen-branded gauges. A JVC CD player has taken the place of the car’s original radio.

“To replicate this car would be impossible with some of the rare aftermarket upgrades this car has, and here is your chance to own a bad-to-the-bone Mustang at a fraction of what is cost to build,” the seller says.

The asking price is $29,500, which includes wiring diagrams, service manuals, and warranty booklets.

To view this Pick of the Day on, navigate to the listing here.

Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie
Tyson Hugie is a Phoenix-based automotive enthusiast who has been writing for The Journal since 2016. His favorite automotive niche is 1980s and 1990s Japanese cars, and he is a self-diagnosed “Acura addict” since he owns a collection of Honda and Acura cars from that era. Tyson can usually be found on weekends tinkering on restoration projects, attending car shows, or enjoying the open road. He publishes videos each week to his YouTube channel and is also a contributing author to Arizona Driver Magazine,, NSX Driver Magazine, and other automotive publications. His pride and joy is a 1994 Acura Legend LS coupe with nearly 600,000 miles on the odometer, but he loves anything on four wheels and would someday like to own a 1950 Buick Special like his late grandfather’s.


  1. Those look to be some aftermarket sport seats with power adjustment. Perhaps Recaro, or Flofit. A pretty expensive upgrade in their day. The Smoke Gray is a fantastic color, made popular more recently by Audi first on the TT. The mesh wheels were popular in the day, I prefer the 5 spoke Ronal look but those are definitely period correct. A really beautiful GT at a very nice price.


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