1986 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1986 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
- Two Owner
- 5.0L V8
- 5 Speed Manual
- Power Windows, Power Top
- Factory AC
- Mechanically Overhauled
- Flowmaster Exhaust
- Super Clean and Highly Original
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“Matchless Mustang - 1986 Ford Mustang GT” –Hemmings Classic Cars, June 2013
The writers at Hemmings expanded on their esteem and enthusiasm for the '86 Fox-body Mustang GT: “With that 1986 pony car, Ford engineers proved that they had cracked the code that had tantalized them for nearly 20 years, creating an exciting car that sipped fuel, relatively speaking, and was emissions-compliant. The secret was the microprocessor--a silicon solution to the horsepower equation, which made possible the precise metering of air, fuel and spark. The basic structure of the 302-cu in (5.0 liter) engine was largely unchanged from the tens of millions of small-block V-8s that Ford had been cranking out since the late 1960s, though it was beefed up a bit for use in the '86 Mustang.”
One more thing: “A proper five-speed manual, the Borg-Warner T-5, was standard kit on the GT…. The drivetrain was an instant hit and Mustang sales reflected it.”
Offered here is a very desirable, fully overhauled, and tastefully upgraded '86 Mustang GT Convertible; open-air performance in a classic Fox-body Mustang. Overall, the car's condition is excellent, both cosmetically and mechanically. At just under 64,000 miles, this Mustang has travelled just a very conservative 1,900 miles per-year on average.
The car's white exterior paint is uniformly glossy and free of imperfections. The body is straight with factory tolerances throughout reflecting its accident-free, Carfax report. The gray-fabric convertible top and cover are undamaged and retain their factory appearance and function. Rubber trim on the bumpers and flanks of the car is fresh-appearing. GT-model identification, including that incorporated in the broad hood stripe, is free of fading or surface degradation. The “5.0” engine identification emblems are also present and in good order. Windshield glass and lighting lenses are clear and not cracked. A factory luggage rack is mounted on the top of the trunk. The cast-aluminum Mustang GT-exclusive wheels are undamaged and free of curb rash; they're mounted with BFG performance tires.
The interior continues the car's overall exceptional condition. The period “tech-look” instrument cluster and dash are as-new. Surfaces on the controls and switchgear are unworn. The manual 5-speed transmission console-mounted shifter retains its factory shift knob showing the shift pattern. Power windows, power convertible top, and air conditioning all function as intended. A Pioneer cd-capable audio head unit is in place in the lower dash. Textured fabric upholstery on the front bucket and rear bench seats in two-tone gray with red accents and edge piping is clean and free of rips or signs of abuse. Black Mustang-logo-embroidered carpet mats protect the light-gray carpeting.
Under the hood, the HO (high output) 5-liter V8, a development of the 302 cubic-inch engine that has long been a Ford performance powerplant, holds the spotlight in a very clean and well detailed engine bay. All associated components are present and properly installed. The car's undercarriage is similarly complete and shows no damage or any sign of abuse. The Flowmaster exhaust system from the catalytic converters back stands out. And sounds amazing as well.
Mechanical work on this Fox Body from August 2020 includes the following: new radiator, front brakes, rebuilt front right caliper, replaced driver door spring, oil change and brand new tires. It is as they say, "turn-key," for the next owner. No excuses whatsoever and everything operates as it should. Being just a two-owner car, the first owner it upstate New York treated it extremely well and passed on the level of care to the second.
The pristine condition of this low-mileage '86 Mustang GT is faithfully presented in the more than 200 high-definition photographs, together with a short walk-around-and-startup video mentioned earlier, available at the GarageKeptMotors site. That said, there is no substitute for an in-person, up-close inspection. We encourage such inspections by interested parties at our Grand Rapids, Michigan showroom. We ask only that an appointment be made by phone or email in advance. Our showroom is not open to the public.
The Motoring Enthusiast Journal headlined their review of these Fox-body-era Mustangs with “Performance makes a comeback.” Experiencing that leap forward in performance is still a worthwhile driving sensation all these years later. Add the appeal of open-air motoring and the T5 manual transmission, and this Mustang GT Convertible has a great deal to offer its next owner.