1988 Ford Mustang LX V8 Convertible
Convertible Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Dallas-Ft Worth in Fort Worth, Texas 76137
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1988 Ford Mustang LX V8 Convertible $19,995
Bright red Mustangs are not just cars, theyre a way of life. This one wears the traditional color combination proudly, as the guy who ordered it new figured that nothing would attract attention better than red with white. In the decades since it was built, the original finish has been lovingly maintained and it is as close to factory-fresh as weve seen in a long time. Obviously, it has never been hit (heck, probably hasnt even seen much rain!) so everything fits together the way the factory did it and their work was pretty darned good. Details like the urethane bumpers and side moldings remain in excellent condition and even the black trim hasnt been attacked by the suns UV rays, so its still dark and supple-looking. You know all about the usual trouble spots on these cars, and this car has exactly none of them. If you want a newer-looking 1988 Mustang, youll have to invent a time machine first.
The same is true of the sparkling white leather interior. The combination of white and red was brilliant at the time and has aged well, with comfortable bucket seats and a surprisingly functional drivers environment for the late 80s. As you can see, theres almost no wear on any of the seating surfaces, the carpets are quite nice, and the two-tone door panels are in terrific shape. 5.0 convertibles came loaded with most options, and this car includes A/C, power windows and locks, cruise control, power mirrors, and since it was pre-airbag, a tilt steering column. The white power convertible top is still bright and stows under and equally bright white vinyl boot that fits beautifully. That also means that the trunk is 100% original and in almost new condition.
The 5.0 liter fuel-injected V8 really needs no description except to say that it is original right down to the air filter. Modifications are so cheap and easy that theyre almost impossible to resist, but this car is as stock as the day it rolled off the assembly line. All the factory markings are still quite visible and its clean but not over-detailed, showing original components and signs of careful ownership. The only notable modification is the conversion to R134a refrigerant in the A/C system, but thats just smart. Of course, it runs superbly, with a nice bark from the dual exhaust system and crisp throttle response at any speed. It also carries the far more desirable 5-speed manual transmission that makes it a great deal of fun to drive. Highway-friendly 2.73 gears mean that this sucker just loafs along at highway speeds and the ride is actually decent for a high-performance muscle car. The factory wheels wear a set of 225/60/15 radials, perhaps only the second set of tires this car has ever worn.
Nicely documented, it comes with all its original paperwork and its obvious that its led a comfortable life. If youre like us and believe that the Fox-bodied Mustangs will be collectable in the not-too-distant-future, this is the one to own. Call today!
1988 Ford Mustang LX V8 Convertible Specifications
Classic Car ID100904823
Trim Body Style
Engine5.0L HO V8
Transmission5 Speed Manual
Exterior ColorScarlet Red
Custom Exterior ColorN/A