1986 Ford Mustang GT
This 1986 Ford Mustang GT convertible has the features and you'd want in a frequent driver, as well as the numbers-matching cachet we prize in classic cars. It's had the good fortune to have been kept away from extreme temperatures and corrosive roads and would be a great acquisition that will take you wherever you want to go in open-air style. Repainted in correct code 2R Bright Red, it is an undeniably appealing color, and it combines with a contrasting black hood and molding that runs the lengths of its sides before merging with the bumpers in front and back to make this a very sharp-looking third generation Mustang. Having never locked horns with another car or obstacle, its alignment remains on point, so some 30-plus years after its life began, it still sports nice even gaps between body panels and very straight bumpers. When the weather demands, the power white convertible top raises into place without incident from its perch in back to shield you from the elements and it seals well and even features an impressively clear glass window in back. When the sun prevails, there's a new-looking convertible top boot on hand to provide a finished look. The two-tone interior provides a really nice driving environment, with the white of the seating and door panels providing a great contrast to the dash area, and fresh-looking carpet sitting below. Bucket seats from this era of Mustangs have long been prized as restomod transplants, due to their balance of comfort and support, and you can see that the specimens here fit that mold, looking especially plush and still showing a lot of padding, with no splayed bolsters to be found. There are some welcome comfort and convenience features on hand, including air conditioning - especially rare in convertibles of this era - as well as cruise control, power locks and power windows. A Pioneer AM/FM/CD player fits nicely in the space previously occupied by its factory counterpart and it stands ready to attend to your audio needs while out on the road. The dash area up front has weathered the years especially well - peer through the steering wheel and you'll see an assortment of very readable gauges in the cluster and if you look a little higher you'll see that there are no cracks on the dash pad. Raise the hood and you'll find a 5.0 liter V8 sitting front and center in an unusually clean engine bay. It fires up promptly and runs strong, pairing with a 5-speed manual transmission to provide a compelling, hands-on experience from behind the wheel. Ford wisely chose to fortify a couple of drivetrain components the very year this drop top came out, so there's a beefier clutch up front and an 8.8" rear end in back that are far sturdier than their predecessors from even a year before. The featured power steering and power brakes - with discs up front - make for easy navigation and fade-resistant stopping power. Take a look at the undercarriage below and you'll see solid floorpans and suspension components that serve as additional proof of this Mustang's roadworthiness. This well-equipped '80s drop top classic sits on 15" stock Mustang rims that are outfitted with a set of very fresh blackwall radials. This 1986 Ford Mustang GT convertible has the features and style that combine with its confidence-inspiring smoothness to make it a blast to drive around town or on the highway. Call today!