CARLISLE, Pa. – When someone mentions a Fox platform, most Ford fans will immediately think of a Mustang. What some may not know is that the Fox platform was used on a wide range of Ford vehicles from 1978 through 2004, including the Ford Fairmont (78-83), Mercury Zephyr (78-83), Ford Granada (81-82), Mercury Cougar (80-82), Lincoln Continental (82-87), Mercury Capri (79-87), Ford Thunderbird (79-88), Mercury Cougar (83-88), and the Lincoln Continental Mark VII (84-92), among others. Yet because of its enthusiast following, the term “Fox Body” will most strongly be associated with the 1979-1993 Mustang.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the launch of the Fox Body Mustang, the Carlisle Ford Nationals team dedicated a partial building and a large tent on the show field during the 2019 Ford Nats show to display a variety of Fox Body Mustangs and other Fox Fords. While some vehicles displayed inside the building were moderately modified, all were notable Fox cars and worthy of consideration for best in class.
For all of our Fox Body fans, we’ve put together a gallery of some of our favorite vehicles that were included in the Fox Body anniversary displays in Carlisle 2019 below:
FORD PERFORMANCE PHOTOS / COURTESY MARCUS CERVANTES & CARLISLE EVENTS