Stock Foxbody w/ Just 24k Actual Miles, 5.0L V8, Auto, A/C, Clean History Report
Price: - Item location: Fort Worth, Texas, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Ford
- Model: Mustang
- Type: Convertible
- Year: 1989
- Mileage: 24670
- VIN: 1FABP45E7KF263611
- Color: Red
- Engine size: 5.0L
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Automatic
- Drive type: 2dr Convertible GT
- Interior color: Red
- Options: --
- Vehicle Title: Clean Want to buy? Contact seller!
1989 Ford Mustang5.0 Mustangs like this 1989 Ford Mustang GT convertible were arguably as big an influence on car culture as the original small-block Chevy. Putting traditional high performance within reach of almost everyone with a checkbook, it shouldn't be a surprise that Ford built millions of them. However, for those same reasons, finding one that hasn't been abused, raced, cut up, modified, and thrashed to within an inch of its life is definitely a challenge over 30 years later.
Fortunately, we were able to round up this 5-speed GT convertible in an appealing Scarlet Red-over-Scarlet Red color combination. Judging from the completely stock condition, and the super-low 24,670 actual miles, this Mustang has likely never been raced or abused. Red is especially tough to maintain, but the original finish has held up fairly well, with only signs of use that is commensurate for the car's 30 years of age. Today it's showing a nice gloss with few scratches along with a little sun fading, surprisingly little orange peel, and even with those minor imperfections, you'd be hard-pressed to find an original, survivor-grade Foxbody in this kind of condition at this low price point. The urethane ground effects that give the GT its unique look are in decent condition, and both doors fit well because the body hasn't been torqued by big horsepower and sticky tires at the strip. All the black rubber parts that usually turn gray with age and UV damage are still quite supple, including the window sills and inserts on the trunk-mounted luggage rack, which was Ford's way of disguising the CHMSL on the ragtop Mustangs. And, of course, the "cheese grater" taillights are in great condition, the headlights haven't turned overly cloudy, and, well, someone clearly loved this low-mileage Mustang.
The Scarlet Red cloth and vinyl interior is inviting and functional, with supportive buckets that were some of the best on the market in 1989, and even though they show minor use that's been acquired through the years, the interior is still very clean and inviting, and those seats are supportive and sporty. The dash is simple, with great factory gauges, fingertip controls for headlights, and big rotary knobs for the A/C system. Plaid tweed cloth on the seatbacks and bottoms was one of the few options on the GT and the combination really pops. The center console is intact and in great shape, as are the matching door panels, and the plush red carpet ties the whole interior together nicely. This GT offers A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, interval wipers, and a modern AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash that provides the tunes if the rumble of the 5.0 isn't enough for you. And since this is a pre-airbag car, it's got a tilt wheel, which makes a big difference in terms of comfort. A white power top offers a glass rear window and the surprisingly spacious trunk is in good condition throughout.
The 5.0 liter EFI H.O. V8 under the hood is the reason the Mustang was the pony car of choice for an entire generation. Great sound, bulletproof performance, impressive torque, and an aftermarket that could transform it into anything your wallet could afford. This one is largely stock with plenty of evidence of careful maintenance over the years, with the only obvious upgrades showing are the upgrades to the factory A/C system and a newer battery. This pony also carries a smooth-shifting automatic transmission, which feeds a set of highway-friendly gears inside the original rear end out back. Solid and clean underneath thanks to a long life spent in Texas under the tutelage of 2-owners since new, this is the kind of Mustang we all long to find and which is becoming increasingly scarce today, and the upgraded dual exhaust system underneath has a throaty sound that will definitely bring the crowds out. The 15-inch stock turbine wheels carry 225/60/15 Toyo performance radials all-around for an awesome period look.
Documented with owner's manuals, and maintenance receipts, and with a known low-ownership history with zero accidents, you won't find many droptop 5.0 Mustangs that are this stock and this clean. Call today!