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1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 7-Up Edition Up For Auction

The Ford Mustang has been offered in a variety of unique variants over the years, but undoubtedly, one of the most interesting of the bunch is the 7-Up Edition. This particular treatment 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, though a higher-mile example hit the auction block back in March 2022, and an incredibly nice, 226-mile 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition surfaced for sale last October as well. Now, we have another to add to that list – this 18k-mile soda-inspired pony car that’s currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 7-Up Edition With Manual Transmission - Exterior 002 - Rear Three Quarters

As is the case with every 1990 Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition, this one sports Deep Emerald Green Metallic paint and a white soft top, all of which was part of a promotion intended to give away these special machines during the 1990 NCAA basketball championship – an idea was ultimately scrapped – though Ford ultimately sold a few matching models to the public. This particular example was delivered new in Binghamton, New York, and is reportedly one of just 1,360 7-Up Edition vehicles fitted with a five-speed manual transmission, however, which makes it a bit more special than most.

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 7-Up Edition With Manual Transmission - Interior 001

Aside from that unique color combo, the 7-Up Mustangs were equipped with the Handling Suspension Package with variable-rate springs and the 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.

1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 7-Up Edition With Manual Transmission - Engine Bay 001

Power for the limited-edition Mustang comes from a familiar place – the naturally-aspirated 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 the aforementioned five-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip differential. Ultimately, it’s hard to deny the appeal of this Ford Mustang 7-Up Edition, and given the presence of its row-your-own gearbox, we don’t doubt that it will conjure up plenty of interest at auction as a result.

We’ll have more cool auction finds like this to share soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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