Michael Johnson
Technical Editor
March 13, 2017

When it comes to the phrase “Barn Find,” we mostly associate it with older cars, muscle cars specifically. A barn find 1969 Mach 1 428 Cobra Jet, or 1970 Boss 302, use to be the norm, but those are increasingly becoming rare. Could it be we’re going to start hearing about barn find Fox Mustangs? If Robert Miller’s experience tells us anything, it says we need to start looking in barns for our next Fox.

We also need to move closer to Robert since he found this 1991 Fox coupe in a barn just four miles from his house. Robert probably doesn’t want us to give you his specific location because he doesn’t want any competition, but he resides in North Carolina. Since this author’s dad was from the Tar Heel state, I know firsthand North Carolinians are known for leaving forlorn cars out in the open.

The engine in the car is mostly stock, with just a BBK Performance cold air intake, underdrive pulleys, headers, and an H-pipe. The exhaust is finished off with Flowmaster mufflers. “I don't plan on any engine changes,” Robert says. “I am happy with how it runs and drives.” Those are the famous last words of a Mustang owner.

The coupe Robert found wasn’t one of them. A good friend of his wanted a little assistance selling a 1988 Mustang drag car so Robert went over to take a few pictures to post on social media to put out the word. While looking over the drag car, the owner also said his son wanted to sell his car. “I remember the car, simply because there are not many that get by me here in the foothills of NC that I haven't seen or heard about," Robert says.

In the back of the barn, behind closed doors, was this 1991 LX coupe, but it didn’t look like this. “Literally, the car had cob webs all over it from top to bottom,” Robert says. The last time it was registered was 2008, and the owner told Robert the car had only been started twice in the last year. The odometer indicated 82,000 miles, and the car’s condition pointed to that being the correct amount.

The interior did have new carpet, and a couple recently replaced wear items, but for Robert, “It was some of the little things that made me aware that this car was probably well cared for.”

Now, if you know Robert, you know he always has projects going on, but the more he looked over the car, the more he wanted it. He asked for a couple days to see if he could make the transaction, and as you know by now, he did in fact buy the car. The owner wanted it to go to a good home, and that’s what he found in Robert. I offered to trade Robert my 2001 Bullitt for the coupe, but all indications is he wants to hang onto this one for a while, and we don’t blame him one bit. Of course, Robert probably won’t be able to resist doing a 5-lug swap complete with bigger wheels and tires, along with a set of lowering springs.

As Robert updates the car, we’ll keep you posted on his barn find coupe.