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Weekend Edition Quick Hit – A 1984 Ford Mustang GT that calls Germany it’s Home…

Jim Brennan June 22, 2014 For Sale, Weekend Edition 7 Comments

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Welcome to the Sunday Edition of the Redusernab Weekend, and I’ll start with this very curious Mustang GT that is up for sale in Germany, of all places. This car was brought to our attention via email from Stephan (Thanks, Man!) who also hails from Germany. So, let’s take a look at this very rare (at least in Europe) American Convertible, and see if it’s desirable on either side of the Pond…

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This is a Ford Mustang GT Turbo Convertible that has covered only around 8,800 KM (about 5,500 miles) which is relatively low mileage for such a car if it were still on US Soil. What is unique is the fact that 1984 was the last year for the GT Turbo version of the Mustang (though the Mustang SVO was just introduced) and this one is a true time capsule.

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The listing states that this car is equipped with Air Conditioning, New Michelin TRX Tires, Central Locking System, and has received a recent timing belt service (though I don’t know why that was necessary…). It looks factiry fresh, but is this a desirable car where it’s located today, or is it doomed to be just a curiosity never to be driven like it should be?

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The asking price is €13,900 (or about $18,900 at today’s exchange rates) which seems to be a lot of money for this particular Mustang, no matter how rare it may be. There is a reason the GT Turbo wasn’t at all popular here in the states, but do you think the car is at least desirable in it’s current condition now? , and tell me what you think…

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  • Sjalabais

    Timing belts age, also when they are not in use. And the price is not that far off, really. It's a unicorn on German soil – hard to imagine there's a market for it at all. A common strategy is to aim high and call it a collectible item. Most Germans, even car types, wouldn't know what to do with the term "malaise era" either. But the name "Mustang" is best said with some echo and heavenly trumpets – it's a powerful brand.

    • OA5599

      For similar reasons, I wonder about those "new tires" on a car with only 8800 metric miles on the odometer. Replacing dry-rotted rubber with other vintage tires doesn't really help much. I don't know European availability of TRX sizes today, but in North America it would mean going through Coker and paying big bucks.

  • Van_Sarockin

    I wouldn't bother it with a three-metre barge-pole. But I'm sure the Eurolads who have heard too too much of the Foxbody will be all over it. And it does look miles better than most of this sort of Mustang I've seen.

  • boxdin

    I agree timing belts do not store well. I had one fail and the teeth were shorn in the area of the smallest pulley, the crank.

  • dman63

    Drive it. That's what it was meant for.

  • Andy

    TRX Wheels! Nein!

  • tonyola

    Plenty of good reasons stated above to pass this one by. Think a low-mileage '84 Porsche 924 would be worth $19K on US soil?


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