5.0 5-speed One Elderly Owner for 27 years, Survivor, Still Smells NEW!

Price: - Item location: Englishtown, New Jersey, United States
  • Make: Ford
  • Model: Mustang
  • SubModel: LX 5.0
  • Type: Hatchback
  • Trim: LX Hatchback 2-Door
  • Year: 1988
  • Mileage: 32,146
  • VIN: 1FABP41E3JF286579
  • Color: Red
  • Engine size: 5.0L 302Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
  • Number of cylinders: 8
  • Power options: Power mirrors, Power Hatch Release, Power Fuel Door Release, Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive type: RWD
  • Interior color: Red
  • Options: Adjustable Suspension, Switch activated 3 Engine Power Modes, Cassette Player
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
  • Want to buy? Contact seller!
Description:

1988 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback 2-Door

haUp for auction AT NO RESERVE is 1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Liter with a 5-speed Manual transmission with a 3.08 limited slip differential. It is a two owner car, the first owner purchased the car new at the age of 45. He was 72 when he sold it to me in 2015. He lives in Wisconsin and he told me he would drive the car in the summer only and had a "winter" car so the car would not get rusty and not get stuck in the snow. The rest of the year the car was covered in the garage. That is why when I purchased the car it only had 27,000 miles. He also told me that when the car reached 25 years old, he wanted to get Classic car "Hot Rod" registration to save money on registration fees and insurance but as per Wisconsin DMV the car had to be modified but his car was stock. To qualify he changed the hood with a cowl hood along with a cold air induction system. That explains the carfax inquiry in 2013. He also told me that he had the car completely repainted in 2001 using basecoat/clearcoat paint in the original color after his grandson hit the left front fender with a mower. So that fender is the only panel that does not have the vin stickers. The rest are intact. Anyway when I purchased the car, it was a very well preserved, stock and extremely "not abused" 5.0. which is very rare. Buying one of these cars from a 72 year old man with a 5-speed manual is extremely rare. When I went over the car with my mechanic we discovered that the car had its original Goodyear Gatorbacks, original spark plug wires, even original spark plugs and cap and rotor. Long story short, the only thing not original to the car was the battery. The clutch is very tight so this car led a very pampered life, especially having the original tires, very few burnouts if any were done in this Mustang. Here is a list of the things I had done when I first got the car;
-changed all fluids with synthetic fluids-new front brake pads (Pro Stop) with cross drilled rotors-full tune up with cap, rotor and spark plugs-new sway bar end links-new OEM headlights with bright new bulbs-new air dam spoiler-new horns-original wheels powdercoated and new Cooper CS5 Ultras-New front fully adjustable KYB AGX Struts-New rear fully adjustable KYB shocks and quad shocks-New windshield wipers-Rear View Mirror-Charged the A/C so it is VERY COLD
After the initial freshening up I decided to update the car to new car status plus make improvements in order for it up to standards of today's cars. After 30 years soft rubber parts, moldings and some mechanical parts need to be replaced in order for it to be new no matter how cared for a car has been treated. This is a list of parts that have replaced and/or installed to make this Mustang drive, perform and feel better than new;
Drivetrain; -BBK shorty chrome headers with copper gaskets -Bassani H pipe stainless steel with new catalytic Converters -Flowmaster cat-back exhaust with 3-chamber Mufflers(quieter than regular Flowmasters) -Bama Performance custom chip with 3 option switch 1st option stock runs on 87, 2nd option slight performance increase runs on 89 and 3rd option full performance settings runs on 93 octane. Switch is under ashtray and can be changed on the fly. Also the chip can be removed and sent to Bama and can be recalibrated if additional modifications are done to the car (free of Charge, paperwork will be included so new owner can do it)
Suspension;-Stifflers sub frame connectors-Strut tower brace-Stifflers X brace(ties the right and left subframes to the Body) eliminated all rattles, squeaks and improves handling Dramatically.-transmission mount
Interior and Weatherstripping;-All new door, hatch and hood weatherstripping-All new inner and outer window sweeps-New door lock buttons, button covers-New Seat belt covers, console lid, new directional, wipers and hi beam post(see picture)-New front and rear seat covers(Factory pattern and color)-New inner window weatherstripping (inside door where front windows rest)-New outer door jamb moldings(around the upper door frame)-New rear window molding covers-New leather gear shift knob
Exterior and Body;-New belt moldings-New emblems and nameplates-New Cowl Cover-New 17 inch Pony Wheels with new Nitto tires(will be included if the buyer pays Buy it Now Price-Paint was completely wet sanded and buffed to a mirror shine.
All these additions have made this Mustang handle, ride, perform better than new. It does not have any rattles, squeaks or shuttering while going over bumps or potholes. It performs far better than when it was new. All parts used are top of the line. I am reluctantly selling this Mustang but a recent back injury forces me to sell because I cannot drive a car with a clutch anymore. I did all this work because I intended to keep the car and enjoy it. I searched for several months to find a one owner,unmolested, low mile Mustang that is extremely hard at this point in time. Most either have high miles, have been modified and abused or are just worn out. This Mustang is a survivor and has been improved upon in order to make it better than new. It is a joy to drive and the engine and suspension can be simply adjusted so it can be driven for all out performance or can be adjusted for a smooth touring ride or anywhere in the middle. It's the best of both worlds. You can have the high performance power and handling but if you want a nice smooth comfortable ride can be adjusted in a couple of minutes. Like most new cars that have adjustable suspension options and like sports cars you can change the performance of the engine. Modern options in a vintage Mustang. All the work done was done professionally and all receipts have been kept. I have close to 100 pics and if you send me your email address I will send you the link since EBay does not allow links in their ads anymore. Thanks for looking.Please no bids from people with less than 10 feedbacks. It costs money to post these auctions. Thanks again.
****ITEMS THAT WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE BUY IT NOW PRICE -17" PONY WHEELS WITH NITTO TIRES WITHLESS THAN 500 MILES ON BOTH, PERFECT CONDITION. -REAR PRO STOP BRAKE SHOES(NEVER INSTALLED BECAUSE BRAKES ARE FINE) -MOTOR MOUNTS FOR CONVERTIBLES(THEY ARE STRONGER THAN REGULAR FOR MORE RIGIDITY SO THE BODIES DONT TWIST) -ALL THE BAMA PERFORMANCE PAPERWORK AND INSTRUCTIONS SO IF MODS ARE DONE YOU CAN UPDATE THE CHIP FOR FREE) -ALL THE STOCK PARTS THAT WERE TAKEN OFF THE CAR (FACTORY HEADERS, SHIFTER KNOB AND FACTORY CARPETS.
***I HAVE OWNED MANY FOX BODY MUSTANGS AND THIS ONE BY FAR IS THE BEST DRIVING HANDLING, TIGHTEST, RATTLE AND SHUTTER FREE ONE I HAVE OWNED AND DRIVEN. THIS IS SAYING ALOT SINCE I PURCHASED A BRAND NEW 1993 MUSTANG GT AND PURCHASED A 89 MUSTANG SALEEN WITH 17,000 ORIGINAL MILES FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER.THIS MUSTANG IS DIALED IN AND IS READY TO DRIVE ANYWHERE. YOU DRIVE THIS MUSTANG YOU WILL BUY IT!****
Vehicle History Report™

1988 FORD MUSTANG LX
VIN: 1FABP41E3JF286579
HATCHBACK 2 DR
5.0L V8 FI OHV
GASOLINE
REAR WHEEL DRIVE

No accidents reported to CARFAX
No other damage reported to CARFAX
2Service history records
17Detailed records available
29,676Last reported odometer reading

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Total Loss
No total loss reported to CARFAX.
Structural Damage
No structural damage reported to CARFAX.
Airbag Deployment
No airbag deployment reported to CARFAX.
Odometer Check
No indication of an odometer rollback.
Accident / Damage
No accidents or damage reported to CARFAX.
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Mileage:Source:Comments:
6/21/88NICBVehicle manufactured
and shipped to original dealer
6/23/89

501 mi.

Wisconsin
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Racine, WI
Odometer reading reported
8/11/92Wisconsin
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Racine, WI
Title #92224D8006
Title or registration issued
9/20/94Wisconsin
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Racine, WI
Title #92224D8006
Title or registration issued
9/3/97

17,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
10/13/98

18,192 mi.

Service FacilityVehicle serviced
9/8/99

19,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
8/1/01Wisconsin
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Racine, WI
Title #92224D8006
Title or registration issued
8/20/01

20,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
8/20/03

22,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
9/8/05

23,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
8/27/07

25,000 mi.

Wisconsin
Inspection Station
Passed emissions inspection
8/14/08Wisconsin
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Racine, WI
Title #0822700090097
Title issued or updated
Correction to record
Exempt from odometer reporting
7/11/13

28,588 mi.

Royal Car Care Inc
Racine, WI
262-639-3330
Oil and filter changed
9/28/15

29,676 mi.

New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Englishtown, NJ
Title #ER20152710171
Title issued or updated
A Not Actual Mileage Title
was issued for this vehicle
in error and later corrected
Registration issued or renewed
New owner reported
2/11/16New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Englishtown, NJ
Title #DC20160420297
Title issued or updated
Duplicate title issued
7/20/16New Jersey
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Englishtown, NJ
Registration issued or renewed
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