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I am selling my beloved 2005 Mustang GT Premium convertible. It is mineral grey with a crimson red leather interior. It has approximately 24,300 miles on it.
The car is in great shape. It belonged to my father until he could no longer drive it and sold it to me in 2008 with about 7,500 miles on it. Since then, I have only driven it from April to October. It has been well cared for as you can probably see from the pictures. There are several minor dings and two scratches on the rear passenger quarter panel (see larger photo gallery here). I replaced the HVAC control head on 7/15/11 because the fan was only blowing on one speed. I also had the front driver's seat and convertible top refinished on 8/8/11 by On the Spot, a local leather repair company who does all the work in the area. Finally, I replaced the battery in the spring of 2010 after it discharged while stored for the winter. There have been no other mechanical problems.
A few years back, I had a Pioneer AVH-P3200DVD installed. It sounds great and plays DVDs, CDs, and any type of digital player (USB). I also replaced the original antenna with a shorter one. These are the only modifications I have made to the car.
About six months ago, I discovered that the car had developed a leak on the passenger's side. I took it in to my local Ford dealership and they performed the fix listed in the TSB. (If you're not familiar with it, here's a link.) I then had all of the carpets replaced (total cost: $950).
That fixed the leak for the most part, but I noticed a few weeks ago that there is still water coming in after a HEAVY rain. (On that day, I pulled up the carpet, ran the A/C, dried everything out, and have had the car covered since.) Another fellow on one of the other Mustang forums had a similar leak and was able to fix it at his local dealership. I simply don't have the time to do the same so, for now, the car is covered and not being driven.
There are no issues with the electrics. There is no mold or mildew in the car, which will remain covered in order to protect it. However, because of the fact that whoever buys it will have to fix the leak, I will be more flexible with the price.
The KBB private-party value (I know, but it's a starting point) for this car in "very good" condition is $20,106. The gentleman who had to do the leak fix above paid $1,100 for it, so let's round up to $1,500. I am also willing to drop the price an additional $1,500 so that you can replace the carpet liners again if you want to. (Again, there is no mold/mildew growth that I can smell.) That's how I've arrived at the $17,000 price above.
If you are interested or have any more questions, please do not hesitate to contact me either via the Forum or by e-mail (email@example.com). Many more photos are available by clicking here. I will be happy to provide additional photographs or to run a CarFax report. (My father and I were the only two owners.)
I wish I could keep it, but I'm neither a mechanic nor a tinkerer, and I just don't have the time to fix it, love it, and drive it as much as I used to! (I live in southern CT, about 45 minutes from NYC by train, and within walking distance of a train station that services both Metro North and Amtrak.)