1997 Ford

Mustang GT Convertible $18,500

$18,500
Figure based on a stock vehicle with OH rates with $100/$300k Liability/UM/UIM limits. Rates vary depending on the state, coverage selected and other factors. Policies underwritten by Essentia Insurance Company. Some coverage and discounts not available in all states. Call 877-922-9701 to speak with a representative or apply online. $329 /YEAR insurance

Description

For consignment, a 25-year run for this Pennsylvania original owner consigned vehicle, always garage kept, a clean CarFax and 27 service records through the years.  With a mere 20,249 title verified miles, this car has been driven sparingly and enjoyed thoroughly.  So it was no surprise the consignor came to us with a smile on his face, and regret in his heart, but someone's loss is another's gain.  In other words, this car could have your name on it!

Exterior
Crystal clear headlights lead the way for this rounded version of the Mustang.  Bathed in 2 year only Autumn Orange original paint which adorns the steel panels and neoprene bumpers, both looking good and rust free.  Gaps are well minded, badges are correct, and a light beige, bordering on white canvas convertible top with a glass rear window is on and functioning fab.  On back, an air vent cove for the rear quarters, and a spoiler for the trunk lid.  With top down, this car takes on an entirely new look, and has a snazzy tonneau cover to smooth things over when the top is down.  No add-ons, no pinstriping and no modifications allow you to take in the designer's vision as it was meant to be.  Black accenting for the sport mirrors, and glass trimmings and polished multi-spoke 17" wheels are on all 4 corners wrapped in like new 245/45R17 rubber

Interior
With a swing of the beautifully designed rounded door panels I can almost smell the new leather our bodies are about to encounter!  Showroom new saddle brown leather shows with a few wrinkles due to age but certainly no tears or cracks in the driver's seat, passenger seat, and rear 2 plus 2 bench which appears to never have been sat in.  The dash utilizes a dual swoop eyebrow design integrating a black dash top, and a lower saddle brown bottom and steering wheel.  A full gamut of gauges are displayed in an oval pod in front of the driver and in the center of the dash is a CD player and an AM/FM/Cassette radio known formally as the Mach 460 sound system.  Very clean tan carpeting with lightly soiled floor mats in tan carpeting flood the floors.

Drivetrain
A pop of the hood reveals a slightly dusty but complete and original 4.6L SOHC V8 wedged between the shock towers that produces 215hp.  EFI feeds the precise amount of air and fuel to the modular mill and no modifications are noted to the engine. We see power steering, and air conditioning as well as hydroboost power brakes.  A 4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission sends power back to a Ford 8.8" rear axle that contains a 3.08 TracLock gearset.  Reliability and fun all wrapped up in one.

Undercarriage
Some minor surface rust on the usual suspects, and all else is just clean and solid unibody panels for the floor pans and rockers.  Even the factory chalk marks are showing on the rear axle.  As noted, the independent coil spring suspension for the front, and a 4 link with coil springs for the back provide the cat on carpet signature handling.  Hydro-boost power disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and the OEM dual exhaust is clean and rust free, snarling its way rearward.

Drive-Ability
This car fired right up and was rarin' to go on the test track.  My foot was ready too, and it was off to the races, with nice smooth acceleration, bias free panic stopping, (we always test this first!), and rail like handling with the signature Mustang suspension and 17-inch shiners.  Fully functional and just a blast to drive with the top down and the Mach 460 turned up.

Right out of 1997 and into your driveway for your enjoyment and driving experience, this decently powerful, rare orange covered, off white convertible car with saddle colored leather interior brings back the memories of the Mustangs that came before it, and produces a great experience with the above assets.  Why not put this onto your garage, and yourself behind the wheel, and magically a smile will appear on your face!  And you'll be a member of the “horsey set…”

1FALP45X2VF200345

1-USA
F-Ford Motor Company
A-Passenger Car
L-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P45-Mustang GT Convertible
X-4.6 Liter V8 SOHC
2-Check Digit
V-1997
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
200345-Sequential Unit Number

DOOR STICKER

EXT PNT B6-Autumn Orange Metallic
INT TR 4S-Saddle Leather Buckets
AX EZ-Ford 8.8" 3.08 TracLoc
TR U-4R70W 4-Speed Auto

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Specs

Basic

Year
1997
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Sub Model
GT Convertible
Miles
20,176
Vin
1FALP45x2VF200345
Stock
4644

Engine

Engine Size
4.6 SOHC V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Autumn Orange Metallic
Body Style
Convertible
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Interior

Interior Color
Saddle
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Leather
Shifter Type
Floor

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