At $3,800, Could This 1984 Ford Mustang 5.0 Turn You Into A Fair Weather Friend?

Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe ‘Stang as no A/C or heat. That may limit its attraction outside of the temperate zone, but we’ll still have to decide if it’s a car that’s cool enough that you might warm up to its price.

So, last Friday’s 1995 Chevy Camaro Z28 had unidirectional wheels that—like opportunistic sex partners—went both ways. Those wheels really freaked a lot of you out, as they did me, but that wasn’t enough that the car’s $8,500 price tag couldn’t pull in a a laudable 61 percent Nice Price win.


The Chevy Camaro was originally a reaction to the Ford Mustang. Had there been no ‘Stang, there likely would never have been any F-bodies to challenge it, and the pony wars would have been fought with real ponies. And that would have been horrific and sad.

Thankfully, Lee Iacocca’s fabulous vision of a sporty car for the masses came to fruition. After Ford dropped the Mustang bomb on the auto industry in April of 1964, the other members of the big three and a half (AMC was still a thing then) quickly scrambled to play catch up.

Hmmm, can you think of someone else who tried to benefit from the labors of others? That’s right, Vanilla Ice! That douche haircut in hightops proved that Hip Hop and Florida just don’t go together. His real undoing however, came when he refused to give credit to Queen and David Bowie for the use of their baseline from Under Pressure in his annoying and yet cloying Ice, Ice, Baby.

He also damn-near ruined white Mustang 5.0 convertibles for the rest of us. Dick!


Here we have a white 1984 Mustang 5.0 convertible with a good old five-speed stick and a total lack of any sort of climate control save for dropping the top and rolling down the windows. That’s okay though, right?


The color combination on this Foxstang is also far from factory. The white extends to places Ford never planed, including the windshield header, mirrors, and taillamp surrounds. It’s a bit much, but it’s broken up by a tan accent everywhere else.


That color combo is kind of odd. The only thing I can imagine is that when asked what color he wanted it sprayed, the owner told the Earl Scheib guy “Refrigerator White and Band-Aid.” There’s what looks to be some rattle can white on the lower driver’s door too, so you might want to check that out closely.

The interior has seen some work as well. The dash cap is extra puffy, while the radio is blanked off with a big Ford emblem. Floor mats apear to be made from Carpetieria samples. The seats, while a bit grungy, look to be intact. All in all it’s perfectly serviceable if a little funky.


The seller says that the Holley 4BBL-equipped 5.0 runs as it should and that the five-speed stick shifts just fine. The car comes with a new radiator, clutch, battery and rebuilt carb. Flowmaster exhaust likely makes it burble and bark as much as you want.


The ad notes that the top is in fine shape, and that the car comes with a clean title from… you guessed it, Florida. The asking price is $3,800, and sadly the seller isn’t interested in trades of “GUNS MOTORCYCLES BOATS KIDS OR WIFE.”


The Foxbody Mustang, especially in 5.0/stick shift form, is typically one of your better bang for the buck options when the need for hoonage starts to itch. It’s also likely been long enough that white drop-tops out of Florida won’t cause you“Rollin’ in My 5.0” PTSD flashbacks.

With that in mind, is this Mama Bear (not too cold and not too hot) 5.0 worth that $3,800 asking? Or, is this a pony with a price that has you saying “horsefeathers?”


You decide!


Orlando, FL Craigslist, or go here if the ad disappears.

H/T to Leo S for the hookup!

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Rob Emslie is a contributing writer for Jalopnik. He has too many cars, and not enough time to work on them all.

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