The Ford Mustang has been sold in all sorts of interesting variants over the years, but perhaps the most unique was the 7-Up Edition, a treatment that was applied to very few Fox Body models – just 4,103 examples, in fact. As such, we don’t see these cars pop up for sale very often, with the last one – this higher-mile yet still-nice example – hitting the auction block back in March 2022. Thus, this stellar, 226-mile 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition now up for grabs at Bring a Trailer presents us with a pretty special opportunity.
That mileage total alone is notable, particularly coupled with the car’s rarity, but there’s far more to this Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition worth celebrating than those details. For starters, the exterior is in essentially perfect condition, with its signature Deep Emerald Green Metallic paint and white soft top, all of which was part of a promotion intended to give away these special machines during the 1990 NCAA basketball championship, though that idea was ultimately scrapped.
Aside from that unique color combo, the 7-Up Mustangs were equipped with the Handling Suspension Package with variable-rate springs and a Quadra-Shock rear setup as standard equipment, along with a white leather interior. There, buyers enjoyed amenities including air conditioning, cruise control, a cassette stereo, and power windows and door locks.
Power for this special ‘Stang comes from a familiar place – Ford’s venerable, long-running 302 cubic-inch V8, which in this guise churned out 225 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque when new. It flows to the rear wheels via a a four-speed automatic transmission and a limited-slip differential. Coupled with its original window sticker, it’s hard to deny the appeal of this Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition – one of the cooler special edition pony cars ever made – and as such, it’s already racking up bids with a few days to go.