The Fox Body Ford Mustang notchback has always been a popular vehicle with drag racers thanks to its simplicity and lightness, which is why we don’t see a ton of them on the road today. However, this pristine 1992 Ford Mustang LX notchback currently up for grabs at Cars & Bids bucks that trend as a truly clean, nicely modified example perfect for the street or strip.
The seller acquired this 1992 Ford Mustang LX as a stripped-down shell back in 1999 after it was stolen and recovered, then spent several years turning it into the drag strip terror we see before us. The exterior was painted Autumn Orange and fitted with a few simple mods, including a four-inch cowl hood, fiberglass trunk lid, timeless 15-inch Centerline wheels, and a big and little tire combo.
The real star of this proverbial show lies under the hood, however – a 351 Windsor V8 that’s been punched out to 418 cubic inches and filled with a laundry list of performance parts. These include a complete forged rotating assembly, AFR heads, a Victor EFI intake, custom cam, SFI damper, MSD ignition, Pro-M Racing mass air meter, and EEC chip. The big Windsor breathes through a set of two-inch headers and 2.5-inch exhaust.
The seller claims this combo is good for around 575 horsepower, which flows through a built four-speed 4R70W automatic transmission with a Stallion torque converter and SFI flexplate back to a 9-inch rear end with 3.90 gears, a Detroit Locker, and 31-inch splined Moser axles. The suspension features a host of upgrades as well, including a beefier K-member and adjustable A-arms, front coils, Strange shocks and struts, and anti-roll bars.
This very cool, period-correct Fox Body was fittingly featured on the cover of the September 2004 issue of Muscle Mustangs & Fast Fords, and it has been driven extensively at the strip in the years since. Now, it’s looking for a new home, and we have a feeling there are plenty of notchback fans out there, like us, that would love to have it in their garage.