This Ratty 3rd-Gen Fox Body Sleeper Packs A 7.5-Litre Big Block V8

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Yes, this battered car is really a brutal-sounding Fox Body sleeper. The good news is that if you want it, the owner is selling it for $7999.

The third-generation Mustang gets very little love online. However, it does still have a strong aftermarket and ample room under the hood. So when somebody builds a Fox Body sleeper like this, we love to take a good look.

The owner has modified his Mustang over the course of nine years. A 7.5-Litre Big Block V8 was just the start. He claims it recently ran an 11.564-second quarter-mile at 116 mph. He also mentions in the ad that a turbo or small shot of nitrous will make it a 10-second car.  We’re going to assume that’s as long as you don’t granny shift and that the nitrous doesn’t blow the welds off.

The owner does point out that he removed the FiTech Fuel injection setup shown to add a Holley 750 double pumper carburetor instead.

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He’s provided a long list of upgrades. Highlights include an Edelbrock intake, a Glenn’s Performance gas tank, and a Walbro Fuel Pump. All of that runs the big block mated to a rebuilt automatic gearbox. Add suspension components from Lakewood, BMR, and Competition Engineering and you have a decent-looking drag package.

His exhaust is made using Hooker 460 swap headers and Hooker MaxFlow mufflers. When you hear it burbling away, it really starts to sound like a stallion dressed as a donkey

We believe the next owner of this car is going to have a blast. If Boise, Idaho, isn’t too far to go for this turn-key Fox Body sleeper, it has just 20 hours left to sell at the time of writing. There’s also the Make An Offer button active, so it may be worth throwing him one to see what happens.

See the Ebay listing here.

Ian Wright has been a professional writer for two years and is a regular contributor to Corvette Forum, Jaguar Forum, and 6SpeedOnline, among other auto sites.

His obsession with cars started young and has left him stranded miles off-road in Land Rovers, being lost far from home in hot hatches, going sideways in rallycross cars, being propelled forward in supercars and, more sensibly, standing in fields staring at classic cars. His first job was as a mechanic and then trained as a driving instructor before going into media production.

The automotive itch never left though, and he realized writing about cars is his true calling. However, that doesn’t stop him from also hosting the Both Hand Drive podcast.

Ian can be reached at [email protected]

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