The Fox body Mustang is arguably one of the most universal performance and racing platforms ever. Light, cheap, and good looking, the Fox Mustang is attractive to racers and performance enthusiasts of all ages. For those of us that lived through the evolution of the Fox body, there are favorites of course. I happen to be a Four-Eye Fox Mustang fan, but this is one of those cars that not only evolved with regards to looks of the era, but also technologically. These cars started out carbureted, moved to fuel injection, and had suspension that allowed them to be as at home on the dragstrip as the road course. And over the years there were multiple tuning and performance companies who used them as the basis for some of the 1980s and 1990s hottest cars. Companies like Saleen, Roush, and Shelby all took stabs at their own Fox Mustang variants, and they were arguably some of the coolest muscle cars of the era.
I have always been a Chevrolet guy, but a Saleen Mustang always was something special, and I dig them for sure. But all of the Mustang tuners were given Ford’s Mustang as a canvas that they could work from. In this video, famed car designer and artist extraordinaire, Chip Foose draws a Fox Mustang as if Carroll Shelby himself was designing it. This is a fun one to watch.
What do you think of this cool Fox Mustang Notch?
Here is the video info from Hagerty.
The Fox-body Mustang was in production from 1979 to 1993, which was a revolutionary time period in automotive history. By 1987 the 5.0 liter Mustang benefitted from things taken for granted now: sequential multi-port fuel injection, emissions controls that allowed impressive performance, and aerodynamic flush mount headlights for lower drag and better performance. It was available as a convertible, hatchback and the cheaper, lighter and stiffer notchback coupe. The notchback is now one of the most popular and desirable versions, so let’s see how it takes the subtle tweaks from Chip Foose’s pen.