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7991LXnSHO

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I just was thinking that my Mustang is about the same age as the Mercury convertible my dad drug home when I was around my kids age. That was an old car that needed a complete restoration. Salvage yard parts were still available. Specialty parts places were unknown. And it certainly was not going to be a daily driver like this Mustang can be. (Yes, there are some wider than normal generations involved here, but that’s not the point.) The Merc was a classic. So are our Fox body Mustangs now classics?
 
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7991LXnSHO

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And since I graduated from HS before the car was made, does that make me classic or just old? Maybe I do not want to know that answer to that.
 

General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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I thought for sure you were going to say you are the 'more refined model' for that year.
And I would have to agree. Just don't tell anybody :nono:
 

nickyb

WAIT,you now have a pair?
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F ing old farts. I married my second wife the same year as my Fox was made. As long as I still have this car I'll always remember our anniversary.
 

LX Dave

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Well, the newest Fox is 27 years old, so yeah, they're classics now.
My truck is a 1986 F-150. I for some reason consider these to be "newer" vehicles yet. Don't know why. Maybe it's because these are the vehicles I grew up with and was always around. I can barely take the '87 out without getting a thumbs up or getting stopped at a gas station by someone that wants to talk about them. It's nice that people remember these and still really like them and show an interest.
 
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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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You should drive around town in the 53 brand x, that original engine has 90hp and 175 lbft with a staggering 6.5:1 compression! Barely runs the speed limit Now that's an antique.
If it's faster and more powerful than that it's a classic.
 

Mustang5L5

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When I was a kid in the 80's, a 60's Mustang was a 20-25 year old car and considered a classic. Now that i'm old, my own Fox is 32 years old. I'd say based on age alone it's a classic.

To dig into it further, the car has a enthusiast following, has a LARGE aftermarket parts offering, and NOS parts usually sell for big bucks, and everywhere I drive the damn thing, people either want to buy it, or tell me their own nostalgic stories of owning one when they were in their 20's and missing it. I'd say it qualifies even though most people have no idea WTF it is since there isn't a pony anywhere on a Fox body mustang (other than the dash, and the 91-93 wheels)
 
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7991LXnSHO

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You should drive around town in the 53 brand x, that original engine has 90hp and 175 lbft with a staggering 6.5:1 compression! Barely runs the speed limit Now that's an antique.
If it's faster and more powerful than that it's a classic.
Good math, General!
The 53 Merc 255 had the hot version of the flathead. It had 7.21 compression, and a whole 125 hp and 215 tq with two water pumps. This one was a three on the tree, although it could have been ordered with a slush box. It would have looked exactly like this salmon orange convert when new and if we had finished it. Painless Wiring harnesses were not available, so the 6v power windows, gauges, top, radio and a very hacked wiring harness made up the big stumbling block for us that we could have addressed easier today. We got to periodically test drive it in red primer while sitting on plastic buckets for seats. I do not mean bucket seats. It got sold with the rust replaced, a rebuilt motor and good as factory brakes. And lots and lots of parts.
That front bumper assembly was really too heavy for one person to safely move when sweeping the garage. The front fascia etc seen positively fragile on our Mustangs compared to the Monterey bumper and giant bullets.

He eventually bought a Fiero, then traded to a Fiero GT. And now I have two 60’s GM’s and a Grand Marquis, (besides my Mustang). I think we have a herd of cars. Most would call it “a lot” of cars, but a car lot has cars for sale. :)

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Neuron

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Hagerty insures so yes they are a classic(at least it used to be that way).