2002 Mustang GT Convertible Available in Looks Absolutely Mint – Marketplace Finds

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2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Simple upgrades and very low mileage make this Mustang ideal for anyone who wants a New Edge in perfect condition.

Were you a child of the late-1990s or early-2000s who looked upon the New Edge era of the Ford Mustang and dreamed of tearing up the streets with your curvy pony car, only to face the fact that teenage-you couldn’t afford a brand new car? Fortunately, the price of Mustangs sold new from 1999 through 2004 have come way, way down, but unfortunately, many of them look like a horse that has spent years being ridden hard and put up wet.

In many cases, the New Edge Mustangs didn’t age all that well, so a high-mileage car is likely going to need mechanical work, body work or both. However, 03GTPNY has posted a 2002 Mustang GT Convertible in The Mustang Source marketplace that looks like it could have just rolled off of the assembly line. Really, shy of a few basic upgrades, this New Edge drop-top looks like it is brand new, even though it is 17 years old.

2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Introduction

When the OP first posted his wife’s pristine 2002 Mustang GT Convertible for sale on the forum, he included a ton of pictures and the following key details.

“Year: 2002
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang GT
Trim: Premium
Color: Zinc Yellow
Transmission: Automatic
Mileage: ~12300
VIN: 1FAFP45X42F173108

Modifications: Car is near stock. Mach 1 Grill Delete, Black Pony and Chin Spoiler. Upgraded Power Stop Brakes, Hurst Dazzler Wheels. MGP Caliper Covers, Black Fuel Door, Hood struts, Rear Mud Flaps, tinted windows to VA State rules.

Pioneer AVH-X391BHS stereo with Bluetooth and backup camera.

Previous owner installed Flowmaster mufflers and styling bar.

Additional Info: Purchased car for my wife for her birthday almost two years ago with just over 9K miles on it. The car was owned by an older gentleman and had been sitting more than driving obviously. Car is in great shape; interior is like new as is the convertible top.

After I purchased the car, I had my mechanic go through the car. Car was professionally detailed and buffed. Front bumper cover repainted due to staining.

Updated the brakes with Power Stop rotors and pads, stainless brake lines. Transmission was serviced and all fluids checked and/or replaced. Replaced the following: Spark Plugs, PCV, fuel filter, serpentine belt, trunk lift supports and bumpers. New Bridgestone Tires with ~ 1K miles on them.

Have original wheels and other parts removed for new owner. Ford replacement parts used whenever possible. Have receipts for all as well as Car Fax when I purchased the car. Will provide electronically to new owner.

PRICE: $15K”

2002 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

So, this Mustang has aftermarket wheels, some minor exterior upgrades, better brakes, louder exhaust, a modern stereo system and the styling bar for when the top is down, none of which take away from the factory look of this pony car. More importantly, with less than 13,000 miles on the odometer, this Mustang has seen less than a thousand miles of use every year since new, leaving it in like-new condition.

New, Old Mustang

We have to imagine that if you want a like-new New Edge Mustang GT Convertible, this is as close as you are going to get. If you don’t like the upgrades, they are all easy to undo, but the key point here is that the car is spotless inside and out while the mileage is low enough that the mechanical components are barely broken-in.

2002 Convertible

Listed at $15,000, this Mustang GT is priced higher than the expected range on Kelley Blue Book, but we would bet that even their “excellent” condition comes short of describing this car.

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