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1997 Ford

Mustang GT Convertible

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Body Color
Red
Stock
3577
Engine Size
4.6 Liter V8
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Vin
1FALP45X2VF126733
Miles
108,600
Drivetrain
RWD

1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

1997 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

The 5.0 Mustang was the catalyst that ignited the second horsepower revolution. Cheap, fast, durable, and with a huge collection of upgrades available through the aftermarket, you could build a Mustang capable of running with the world's fastest cars. Then Ford ended the party and introduced a modern-tech 4.6 liter overhead-cam engine for the Mustang. 5.0 enthusiasts screamed in horror. It was the end of performance, they complained. It's 1973 all over again, they cried. But then something miraculous happened: the 1997 Mustang.

For consignment, a 1997 Mustang GT Convertible with 9 years of garage kept ownership and no winter driving. All the while this car has been driven and enjoyed, so it was no surprise when the consignor came to us with a smile on her face, and regret in her heart, but someone's loss is another's gain. In other words, this car could have your name on it!

Exterior
Slightly fogged headlights lead the way for this rounded version of the Mustang. Laser Red Metallic original paint adorns the steel panels and neoprene bumpers, looking good but with some fade to the hue creating a pink tint to the flat surfaces and with only minor chipping on the bottom of the front bumper. Gaps are well minded, badges are correct, and a tan canvas convertible top is on but could use a replacement so states our consignor. On back an air vent cover for the rear quarters, and a spoiler for the trunk lid. With top down, this car takes on an entirely new look with some very Jaguar-esque lines. Black accenting for the sport mirrors, glass trimmings and polished lip 5 spoke 18-inch Bullitt wheels are on all 4 corners.

Interior
With a swing of the beautifully designed rounded door panels I can almost smell the leather our bods are about to encounter! Aged saddle brown leather with plenty of character cracks and one tear are in the driver's seat. The passenger seat shows minimal age wear, and rear 2 plus 2 remain like new with smooth leather. The dash utilizes a dual swoop eyebrow design integrating a black dash top, and a lower saddle brown bottom and steering wheel. Dual A pillar gauges reach out to the driver with information on water temp and oil pressure. In the center of the dash is a CD player and an AM/FM/Cassette radio known as the Mach 460 sound system. Slightly soiled tan carpeting with darker tan floor mats in carpeting flood the floors.

Drivetrain
A pop of the hood reveals a slightly dusty but complete 4.6L SOHC V8 wedged between the shock towers that produces 215hp. A cold air intake feeds air to the mill and EFI provides the fuel end of combustion. We see power steering, and air conditioning. A 4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission sends power back to a Ford 8.8" rear axle that contains a 3.27 TracLok gear set. Reliability and fun all wrapped up in one.

Undercarriage
No real surface rust to speak of, just clean and solid unibody panels for the floor pans and rockers. As noted, the independent coil spring suspension for the front, and 4 link with coil springs for the back all have been lowered for the better handling experience. Hydro-boost power disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and an original 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 18-inch Bullitts. We did have 2 frowns creep up on our drive, those being an intermittent tachometer reading and the tuner control for the radio did not change stations.

Right out of 1997 and into your driveway for your enjoyment and driving experience, this decently powerful, Laser Red covered, tan 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 driveway, and yourself behind the wheel, and magically a smile will appear on your face! And you'll be a member of the “horsey set…”

VIN DECODE
1FALP45X2VF126733
1-USA
F-Ford Motor Company
A-Passenger Car
L-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P45-Mustang Gt Convertible
X-4.6L V8 SOHC, 215hp
2-Check Digit
V-1997
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
126733-Sequential Unit Number

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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.