Mustang GT Convertible
1988 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
1988 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
The third generation Mustang is frequently referred to as the Foxbody Mustang since it used the new Fox platform. Foxbody Mustangs were produced between 1979 and 1993, the longest generation of Mustangs to date, though there were several significant body updates made throughout this generation. Though the Foxbody Mustangs were popular at their release, they've only gained popularity in the years since then. The Foxbody has gained a reputation as a modders dream, and with the right modifications this Fox can fly.
Here at Classic Auto Mall we await with worms on our breath (uhh baited breath actually!) to see what will come through the door next. Well every now and again we get a car that is a jaw dropper... so now we give you on consignment, and could be yours a 1988 Fox bodied Mustang with a mere 13,586 original miles, and all buttoned up, well maintained, and simply marvelous to behold. Just like new, way back from 1988! Read ON!
Paint code 9L adorns this car and in layman's language this translates to Oxford White. The paint is excellent and original and covers straight steel sculpted panels which make up this iconic iteration of the Fox bodied Mustang. It does not get any better than this with excellent minded gaps, perfecto straight rust-free panels, and clear plastic headlights and taillights, excellent lower body and rocker flanges, and a pristine black convertible top with a glass rear window. A roll bar has been optioned on, and all badging denotes the 5.0-liter mill that sleeps below the hood...shhhhhhhh, you'll awaken the beast! Black accents with door handles, window surround trimmings, and a rear luggage rack adds contrast to the Oxford and shows off the car as it should. Cheese grater wrap around rear tail lighting is perfectly placed above the integrated body matching bumper. 15-inch turbine style wheels are on all 4 corners, and have a nice dull machined looking finish.
The mid 1980's brought us some wild stuff, but then there were highlights like the interior of this classic sly Fox with door panels in red with black control panels, black accent panels and black door handles and switches. This continues for the seating with black high back leather buckets, sporting tuck and roll inserts and smooth racing style wrap around bolsters. These seats have power lumbar controls so you can get it just right baby bear. A contrasting red console races past toward the dash and has an arm rest which doubles as the console storage lid. Some black accent panels for more toggles for the power top, and the shifter are inserted into the red as it makes its way to the dash. On the dash we have a mixture of lower red dash front panels which match up to the door panel line, and above padded black dash top. Extensive use of the mid 1980's square and rectangle design is used for the dash, with all controls and gauges in either of these simple geometric forms. An aftermarket boost gauge is on the driver's A pillar, to monitor the cold air intake supercharger. The dash is pristine, as are the carpets which float all seats in a perfect sea of black thick pile comfort. Red side panels on the rear frame a rear 2 plus 2 bench which is shoehorned into the back of the car, but is comfortable once you get there.
An original 5.0 Liter V8 with EFI, a Powerdyne Supercharger, and cold air intake unit to feed this mill, and we are ready to take on some serious stuff. A 4-speed automatic AOD transmission with a shift kit is now installed on the back, and this pushes power back to a Ford 8.8-inch 2.73 geared rear axle featuring TracLoc. All in all just super…charged under this hood.
Some slight surface rust on the usual suspects, but certainly unremarkable and mostly straight unadulterated black structurally sound steel unibody, floorpans and rockers. A like new exhaust system snakes its way rearward and features H piping and dual Flowmaster mufflers which are fed by headers now on the supercharged block. Independent coil springs for the front suspension, and 4 link with coil springs for the rear, along with power disc brakes upfront and power drums for the rear are seen underneath in this clean environment.
It's not every day one gets the opportunity to drive a 13,500 mile car from 1988 so my decoder/test driver/copy editor cohort and I both took the opportunity and we found a quick starter, smooth runner, and a test track ace with plenty of power, great handling, and good brakes which stopped the car in a straight line. It also was an excellent cruiser and produces a nice melodious sound with the exhaust. All controls were working perfectly, including the power top. The buckets grab you in a tasteful way, and everything is within easy reach while driving.
Minty is a word oft seen on eBay and is certainly apropos here. With documented low mileage she is all here in her 1988 glory, and ready to have her key turned and her tires lit up. Lots o love left in this one, and it's a classic Fox bodied Mustang which are ever increasing in value right at this moment. Hop in quick before it goes to someone else.
1-Ford Motor Company USA Passenger Car
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
308702-Sequential Unit Number
BODY 66B-2 Door GT Convertible
EXT PNT 9L-Oxford White
INT TRM PD-Scarlet Cloth Articulated Sport Seats
AX M-Ford 8.8" 2.73 TracLoc
TR TQQTT-AOD 4 Speed Automatic
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown, Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914. Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the vehicle in person.
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