A little over three years ago, pro race car driver and businessman Ken Block built a 1990 Ford Mustang GT convertible for his daughter, Lia, to learn how to drift in, though in this case, the car also payed homage to perhaps the most famous Fox Body ever – the one that’s still owned by Vanilla Ice that starred in his video for the hit song Ice, Ice, Baby. Sadly, Block passed away following a tragic accident early this year, prompting a touching tribute from Ford following a decade-long relationship between the two. Since then, Lia has worked her way up the professional driving circuit and most recently won the ARA National O2WD (open two-wheel drive) Championship in dominant fashion. Now, her 1990 Ford Mustang GT is up for grabs at Cars & Bids.
On the outside, this 1990 Ford Mustang GT has been modified with an aftermarket mesh front grille and rear spoiler, a Hoonigan badge and windshield banner, and a set of 18-inch Rotiform LSR wheels, but as one might imagine, the mods here go far more than skin deep. Suspension-wise, the drift machine utilizes Maximum Motorsports subframe connectors, a rear sway bar, lower control arms, rear torque arm, caster/camber plates, and coilovers, along with Cobra brakes and SN95 Mustang steering knuckles.
Inside the cabin, this Fox Body features a set of Recaro seats with Mastercraft harnesses, a rear seat delete, a four-point roll bar, a Hoonigan hand brake, Holley EFI digital dash display, and a Holley Terminator touchscreen, coupled with the typical wear one would expect to see from a well-used drift machine.
Performance-wise, the original 5.0L V8 under this Mustang’s hood has been treated to upgrades including a BBK cold-air intake, a nitrous system, and a Holley Terminator electronic fuel injection setup, coupled with a Borla exhaust, though it’s unclear how much power it’s putting down as a result. Regardless, given its star-studded history – coupled with the soaring popularity of Fox Body Mustangs these days – we don’t doubt that it’ll garner considerable interest at auction.