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Pick of the Day: 1996 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Low-mileage Canadian-spec ragtop


The fourth generation of Ford’s popular pony car was named Car of the Year shortly after it debuted. Thirty years later, a few standout examples remain, including a sub-50,000-mile example in Canada with some subtle upgrades.

The Pick of the Day is a 1996 Ford Mustang GT convertible listed for sale on by a private seller in Niagara Falls, Ontario. (Click the link to view the listing)

“Not like other SN95s on here,” the listing begins. “Three mature owners, never raced or abused, clean Carfax, garaged from new, never a daily driver. This is a superb cosmetic and mechanical V8 five-speed manual you can drive coast to coast reliably and get it serviced it any Ford dealer.”

The “SN95” mentioned above refers to the internal codename of the car’s original design, which was introduced in late 1993 for the 1994 model year. It has hard to believe that design is now 30 years old. Ranked above the base model in the lineup, a higher-performance GT model was introduced a few months later. Aside from offering a larger V8 engine, the GT models came with a stiffer handling suspension, revised rear axle gearing, dual exhaust tips, and 16-inch wheels. Ford had an instant hit on its hands, and the Mustang GT was awarded Motor Trend’s “Car of the Year” award in 1994.

One of the unique design aspects of the car is found in its dashboard layout, which conveys what Ford called a “dual cockpit” look. The interior of today’s featured car received fresh Katzkin leather upholstery within the last six months, along with replacement items for the carpeting, dash, roof liner, and plastics. In fact, the car has received over $7,000 in upgrades within the last three years. Aside from the interior work, it received 1.2-inch lowering springs, staggered American Racing 18-inch wheels, a Bluetooth-enabled audio system, a front air splitter, a Hurst shifter, a wind deflector, a tonneau cover, extended seat rails, revised rear-end gearing, and upgraded spark plug wires. The car shows just 78,000 kilometers on the odometer, which comes out to around 48,000 miles.  

Included with the listing is a two-minute narrated video showing the car running. “Mint, mint, mint. Outstanding mechanicals and cosmetics,” the listing concludes.

The asking price is $13,500 U.S. dollars or the equivalent Canadian amount, which as of this writing comes out to $18,102. Seems like a solid price considering recent expenditures and the low mileage!

To view this Pick of the Day on, see 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.


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