1987 Ford Mustang LX 5.0
Fox Body Mustangs are heading into the 25+ year old range which means they're moving into "classic" territory. Young hot-rodders are scooping them up left and right in part because computer nannies like traction and stability control had not taken over yet. You need to drive it yourself. The notchback is generally the most desirable because it is both the rarest body style, and also because it is 100 pounds lighter making it popular with drag racers. Check this one out. This car looks neat and clean in a simple white with black color scheme. 1987 was the year they redesigned and updated the body with a more Aero look similar to the SVO. Headlights were redesigned and molded into the body lines. Familiar themes still lead the way with Mustang script embossed into the bumper and a Ford blue oval molded into the body colored grill. A cowl induction hood is featured on this car which hints at the power hidden beneath it. A black belt line runs completely around the car and black out window moldings along with tinted rear quarter glass contrasts with the white basecoat/clearcoat paint to make the notchback style look just perfect. A Police Interceptor badge on the trunk warns people that this car means business, and dual chrome exhaust tips exit under the rear bumper that has Mustang script embossed in it in black. The car sits on beautiful 17-inch chrome wheels. The interior of the car also received attention '87 with an all new dash, center console, and trim. Open the door and you will see a long armrest that makes it easy to get comfortable while cruising no matter how tall you are. The stock gauges are easily visible and switches fall to hand easily. There is an aftermarket stereo that is iPod compatible for your listening pleasure. The rest of the interior takes a more seriously competitive approach starting with the Phantom tach with adjustable shift light and tell-tale indicator on the dash. Water temp and oil pressure gauges have also been added to help keep track of those critical engine functions. You won't see any A/C controls because that just adds extra weight and manually operated cloth seats also avoid the extra weight of power seats. A white Hurst shift ball on its chrome stalk leaves little doubt that this is an office designed for conducting serious business. Pop the hood and you will find that serious business. This 5.0 has been worked over to produce way more power than it started life with. An Edelbrock air filter assembly sits on top of a Holley 4-barrel carb. Internally, the block has been bored .030 over, line honed and decked. SpeedPro forged flat-top pistons were installed and Clevite rod and main bearings keep things turning smoothly. A Ford Racing X303 cam is driven by a Cloyes double roller timing chain. Under those polished valve covers are ProComp aluminum heads with 2.02 intake and 1.60 exhaust valves operated by 1.7 full roller rockers to ensure the engine can breathe in well. BBK headers get the spent gasses out efficiently and headed back through Flowmaster mufflers making awesome sounds in the process. A Borg Warner 5 speed sends the power back to a 3.73 rear end and 245/45ZR17 tires try to get it all on the ground. Camber plates and sway bars front and rear make this a great handling road warrior too, not just a drag racer. Light weight, lots of power, great suspension and serious rubber on the ground. This is a driver's car. Come on down, check it out, and drive it home. Then to the strip, or the autocross event.