1992 Ford Mustang
1992 Ford Mustang Convertible Why is it called the ''Fox'' platform? I am unable to find a sure reason why Ford identified this chassis as ''Fox''. Some people say that it had something to do with VW's ''Rabbit'', but I can't confirm that. I assume the Fox name has something to do with how Ford downsized their vehicles. Ford's vehicles went from being big like a cow to small and nimble like a Fox. Here we go, a Fox body convertible 2.3 liter inline 4-cylinder grocery getter. A very clean, well-kept car sweet 15'' 10 hole wheels right from the factory, and a little bit of get up and go. If you are not excited yet, read on and fasten your seatbelt! Exterior Oxford White bathes this car and is in very nice condition with no rust, and is wrapped up with body colored matching trim, all also very nice. Color coordinated bumpers sport flow into a body colored molding that runs the length of the car and meets back up with the bumpers. As we move, let's stop at the nicely preserved black canvas convertible top, complete with plastic, clear rear window, also in nearly perfect condition. It moves up and down flawlessly, and when down you get to enjoy the sun beaming on your face, and the wind in your hair. 15-inch Ford 10 hole cast wheels are on all 4 corners and any trimmings, handles and a rear luggage rack have been blackened. Interior A fine mix of velour broadcloth and vinyl wrapped in red, and totally blemish free, cover the front bucket seats and rear bench. Padding is excellent and these seats tend to grab you upon entering. All seating sports nicely preserved red piping on the borders. The red tonneau cover hides the black convertible top. When in the down position, the cover makes it matchy matchy with the interior. Awesome red seat belts keep you secure, and a red molded vinyl console races past the buckets toward the dash. This houses the black shifter, then making its way upward with space for the A/C, and AM/FM/Cassette sound system. The dash is real red, and in 90's square design, and the gauge cluster is very clean, with the odometer showing 88,548 original miles. Fronting the dash is an air bagged steering wheel with cruise control buttons. In their red clad vinyl glory, door panels are nearly showroom, and house the power windows, locks and sport mirror controls. It's tempting to dig my bare feet in the wonderfully preserved red thick pile carpet with great red floor mats protecting the carpeting, mm mmmmm good! Drivetrain Not all Mustangs can be muscle cars, but this car uses an inline 4-cylinder engine in 2.3 liter displacement. It is an unrestored engine bay so there is some corrosion and patina throughout. This mill is fed by EFI and a 4-speed automatic (A4LD) transmission throws power rearward to a Ford 7.5 inch 3.73 conventional rear axle. Undercarriage A virtual candy land of gray coated steel frame and suspension, with gray factory over sprayed tubs and rockers. This undercarriage looks clean with no surface rust save for the driveshaft which is typical. The front suspension is independent coil spring in front, 4 link with coil springs on the rear. Power disc brakes are on the front, and power drums on the rear. All clean and green (actually silver!) on the exhaust and mechanicals underneath. Drive-Ability I couldn't wait to get into this one, as a pristine Fox body has a particular attraction to any car guy, but I get to drive it. It did not disappoint with a quick lighted fire, and smooth idle, we are off with a pop of the transmission into ''D''. Nice power, great handling, and I felt like a million bucks behind this wheel. I had to remind myself I was in a car with a convertible down and it's a Mustang! If you are in the market for some 1992 eye candy in the form of a very nicely preserved Fox body 2.3 liter convertible, look no further, as this one is a beauty. It is hard to find any real discernible faults on this classic. Plus, it won't empty your wallet in gas costs with the fuel efficient I-4. VIN DECODE 1FACP44M3NF165760 1-USA F-Ford Motor Company A-Passenger Car C-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag P44-Mustang LX Convertible M-2.3L 4 cylinder EFI 105hp 3-Check Digit N-1992 F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant 165760-Sequential Unit Number Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle barn find collection is on display. This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
Recalls & Defects
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WITHOUT THE AMBER REFLECTORS, THE VEHICLE WILL BE POORLY ILLUMINATED, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH WITHOUT WARNING.
CERTAIN CK MOTORSPORTS COMBINATION HEADLIGHTS, CLEAR CORNER, BUMPER, AND SIDE MARKER LIGHTS SOLD AS REPLACEMENT LAMPS FOR USE ON THE PASSENGER VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. SOME COMBINATION LAMPS THAT ARE NOT EQUIPPED WITH AMBER SIDE REFLECTORS FAIL TO CONFORM TO FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY STANDARD NO. 108, LAMPS, REFLECTIVE DEVICES, AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT.