You either love or hate the Fox Body Mustang. There is no in-between. But if you love them, there's no better version than a 5.0 notchback.
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Of all the body styles that the Fox came in, the 5.0 notchback was the most inconspicuous version. And this one is even better, since . SSP stands for Special Service Package, and this 5.0 was one of 20 that was bought by the Minnesota State Police, likely as an interceptor.
This particular Mustang has 106,000 miles and an automatic, which isn't our transmission choice, but what makes it cool is that it has retained its police livery and has all the police equipment inside still.
Here's what Bring-a-Trailer says differentiates the SSP from a regular 5.0 Notchback:
The Special Service Package program started in 1982 with an order of 406 pursuit cars for the California Highway Patrol. The package continued until 1993 when the Fox Mustang ceased production. Along with the aforementioned wheels and exhaust, SSP cars were also equipped with reinforced floorboards, heavy-duty sway bars, a full-size spare tire and radio-interference mitigation equipment. According to SSP resources, all Minnesota cars were unmarked aside from a small placard on the passenger side.
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