Pick of the Day: 2005 Ford Mustang GT

The Mustang is the longest continuously produced vehicle in the Ford family, dating back to 1964 and now in its sixth generation. It’s no wonder the Mustang has become an American icon.

The Pick of the Day is a low-mileage 2005 Ford Mustang GT listed for sale on ClassicCars.com by a dealer in San Jose, California. (Click the link to view the listing)

“This one-owner Mustang is well-maintained, garage-kept, and has never been in an accident,” the listing states. The odometer shows just 26,650 miles and the car looks well-preserved in the over 60 photos that accompany the listing with exterior, interior, and underbody views.

This pony car comes from the initial year of the Mustang’s fifth generation which started in 2005. Enthusiasts refer to this generation as the “S197” chassis, and a pre-production concept car showing this design language was first shown almost exactly 20 years ago in January 2003 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  The generation remained in production until 2014.

Something unique about this Mustang is that its instrument cluster shows km/h speed markers more prominently than mph speed markers. This usually means that the vehicle was originally sold in a non-U.S. market. Further investigation shows that the owner’s manual and warning stickers are in Spanish, the Carfax shows a gap in records between 2005 and 2022, and the word “Mexico” is engraved into one of the windows. It would be very interesting to find out the backstory on this low-mileage car.

As a GT trim level car, this red Mustang was allocated special treatment including a stiffer suspension when compared to the standard version. In addition, GT-specific upgrades included larger front disc brakes, four-channel anti-lock braking with traction control, a stainless-steel exhaust, fog lamps, and a two-piece drive shaft.

Under the hood sits a Modular 4.6-liter V8 that was rated at 300 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque. Service records accompanying the listing illustrate that the selling dealer addressed several mechanical needs within the last few months. In addition to an oil change and an inspection, the car received an air conditioning system recharge, replacement of a lower control arm, and installation of new brake pads and rotors for both front and rear.

The dealer is asking $19,500 for this Mustang, which is not only unique for its mileage but also for its international backstory. I wonder what kind of stories it could tell.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.

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