Ford created Mustangs on the Fox system from the 1979 by 1993 product years (or until 2004, if you think about the SN95 platform a sufficiently shut relative to its Fox ancestors), with variations managing the gamut from Late Malaise Period Ghia Editions with straight-six engines by means of respectably rapid afterwards 5.-driven devices and even Mustang Police Interceptors. I received pulled above by CHP Mustangs on I-5 a few of situations in my 351W-swapped ’68 Cyclone, and all those Foxes zooming up in the mirror seemed quite rapid at the time. Present-day Junkyard Obtain, even so, was not a brief Fox, and then there is that scary convertible best.
The murderously UV-hefty daylight here in Superior Plains Colorado conspires with single-digit humidity to nuke convertible tops and motor vehicle interiors in a hurry, and the last proprietor of this ’93 Mustang tried to save some dollars by fixing its lid with blue tarps and layer on layer of itchy duct tape, topping off the total mess with a few coats of black spray paint. In truth, the black spray paint went over the original crimson bodywork in addition to the convertible top, since why not?
Did this perform? Not for extended!
I see a good deal of area-expedient duct tape engineering of this type in junkyards, but commonly it’s just a single broken glass window patched with tape, not an overall roof. The actual gone cats get duct tape in patriotic colours and develop a window alternative that appears like an American flag, of program. We must admire the determination it took to re-roof this motor vehicle, but the effects were… not so extended-lived.
3 flavors of Mustang convertible could be obtained new in the 1993 product 12 months, the final 1 for the pure Fox: the GT, the LX 5., and the LX. This car is the third, most affordable variety.
Beneath the hood, we locate the 2.3-liter “Pinto” 4-cylinder motor, rated at 105 horsepower for 1993. This was the past product 12 months for a 4-banger in a Mustang until the recent era, and the EcoBoost would make a lot additional power than the most fearsome V8 you could get in a 1993 Fox.
With the computerized transmission, this automobile would have been a person gradual pony. Nonetheless, convertibles are enjoyable, and at the very least this 1 had a manufacturing facility cassette deck for taking part in the most recent Gibby Haynes jams.
Car or truck purchasers experienced some appealing minimal-priced convertible alternatives in 1993. This vehicle had an MSRP commencing at $17,548 (about $32,365 these days), and you could obtain a new 1993 Geo Metro convertible for $9,999 ($18,440 now) or an Australian Mazda-centered Mercury Capri convertible for $17,779 ($32,790). Chevrolet offered a ragtop Cavalier for $15,395 ($28,395), way too.
When you preferred to stay the New Jersey Dream™ in 1993, the previous yr of the Fox Mustang was for you!