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Restore, Preserve, Modify: Fox-Body Fords Make for Plenty of Choice Among Collectors

Posted July 23, 2020 6:38 AM by dstrohl
Pathfinder Tags: classic auto Ford restoration

Ford’s midsize, unit-body Fox platform did the bulk of Dearborn's heavy lifting for much of the 1980s. It started under the Ford Fairmont and Mercury Zephyr, but was quickly slotted under the Mustang/Capri, Granada/Monarch, Thunderbird/Cougar, and the Lincoln Mk VI and VII personal-luxury machines. The Fox-body was a luxury car, it was a sports car, it was a bare-bones econobox. It was a coupe, a sedan, a wagon, and even (for the first time in Ford’s lineup in a decade) a convertible.

It was the ’87-up Mustang, though, that became a performance legend in its own time: With a relatively light platform, 225 horsepower on tap, and a tweakability that escaped other car companies’ fuel-injected efforts at the time, it singlehandedly spawned a performance renaissance that remains with us to this day. Its white-hot glow helps cast light on other versions that might otherwise be more easily forgotten.

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