Mark Houlahan
Tech Editor, Mustang Monthly
May 20, 2016
Photos By: Courtesy of Acme Diecast

If you’re a Fox Mustang enthusiast you have no doubt heard the famous story of the stillborn 7-Up Mustang promotion that stuck Ford with just over 4,000 of these special Emerald Green 5.0L LX convertibles. For those just tuning in, the promotion with 7-Up Bottling Company was to give away 30 of these cars at the 1990 NCAA basketball finals. In an audience participation contest, anyone sinking a basket from center court with one try was to drive home in one of the cars. At the last minute, the contest was canceled. Today you will find owners of these rare Limited Edition convertibles with marketing materials from the time period, including 2-liter 7-Up bottles with the contest on the bottle wrap, and more.

Ford built 4,103 of these cars, all with Emerald Green Metallic paint, an all-white leather interior (not white and gray like the standard white-interior option), and a white top. Even though it was an LX-based model, Ford skipped the factory LX 10-hole wheels and added the GT Turbine wheels for a unique look. These cars stood out from the rest of the 5.0L Mustangs of the day with their color-matched side moldings and mirrors, giving a cleaner look that was a sign of things to come on following models in the 1992 production year.

As you can see, the diecast will be able to be displayed with the top “up or “down” via interchangeable top and boot pieces included in the diecast.

GMP Diecast, well known for detailed and highly accurate Mustang diecasts of all generations—especially the Fox era—has released these images of its upcoming September 2016 release of the 1990 Ford Mustang LX Convertible 7-Up Edition. Get your orders in now with your favorite GMP dealer, or hit up Acme Diecast to order yours direct.

Product ID: 2833
PN: 18815
Color: Emerald Green
Year: 1990
Availability: Preorder
Ship Date: Sept. 2016

The GMP diecast details are extraordinary, including articulating seats with cloth seatbelts, a fully detailed engine bay, authentic Goodyear Eagle VR60 tires, and much more.
Included with each diecast is this replica dealer guide book and promo card, which gives all of the Mustang’s specs and explained the promotion.