Youre looking at an affordable icon with a cool sense of style. This 1985 Ford Mustang LX has an attractive full graphite gray style, a powerful 5.0 V8 heart, and the fun of a five-speed manual transmission. It captures the essence of a respected classic, right down to the terrific paperwork file. The background of this pony car is that it spent over 35 years as a desirable Arizona coupe, and that was part of a long-term first owner. The desert has a nice way of preserving cars, and so it feels extra nice to know it was under the same care. This also was even treated to a quality respray of the factory-correct Medium Charcoal Metallic. The result today is a clean look thats sleek and ready to hit the road. In fact, averaging under 2,700 miles annually tells you its life thus far has been the right mix of pressure driving and responsible ownership. And while the LX trim has a more sensible style to it, theres also no escaping the sporty feeling of a V8-powered pony car. So this one has a subtle aggression with the red parameter stripe, bright dual exhaust tips, and classic 15-inch alloys. Part of the appeal of the LX-spec is that you get some comfort to go with your performance. For example, the front bucket seats have a nice balance between a cushy feel and good bolstering around your form. The gray velour is repeated on the back seats, and it all coordinates with the carpet, door panels, headliner, and dash for a well-presented and well-preserved style. There are nice amenities, like cruise control, an armrest center console, electric rear defrost, a tilt steering column, and a factory AM/FM/cassette stereo. The air conditioning system has even been upgraded with newer components, but it will need servicing to blow cold again. It all looks highly stock, right down to the dual-spoke steering wheel and the original speedo and tach. And they give you a sporty feeling that is heightened further by the five-speed in your right hand. The 5.0 High Output V8 evolved nearly every year in the 1980s, and 1985 is the pinnacle of carbureted development. Rated at 210 horsepower, it would be a few years before the Mustang would have more ponies under the hood. With modifications being so easy on a Mustang, its fantastically rare to see this powerplant in such factory-correct condition. So the investments here were about keeping it well-maintained, including newer fundamentals like the alternator, belts, and battery. So this fires up with the kind of easiness that you expect from a well-preserved low-mileage car. And the five-speed manual transmission puts the control over the V8 completely in your hands. Out on the road, the suspension feels solid thanks to newer shocks, springs, and sway bar bushings. Plus, great anytime-driving features like power steering, front disc brakes, and Uniroyal Tiger Paw tires make this the ideal vintage companion for traveling near or far. The sale comes complete with an impressive paperwork file. It includes the dealer invoice, original window sticker, bill of sale, factory buildsheet, warranty info, title documentation, and the owners manual packet. You can tell this is a truly special vehicle up for grabs. And at such an affordable price, you better call today or might regret it tomorrow!