Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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You know the story about the little old lady from Pasadena . . . or countless other American cities? The one who is selling her prized car and, being a virtual shut in, had occasion to put almost no mileage on it? Well, this 1989 Ford Mustang GT Convertible may not feature such a storied past, but the end result is the same, as its logged an unbelievably low number of miles during its considerable lifetime - fewer than 4700, in fact. All the signs that this classic Ford droptop has received safe shelter are evident. The white paint draped over its exterior is in very good condition, with its original shine and smooth texture very much intact. Resting comfortably in a nicely-fitted tonneau cover, the power convertible top still sports a deep black color, along with a very clear glass rear window, and it raises and lowers with no issues. The contrasting trim running the circumference of the car shows no oxidation, the headlights still appear as they did when new, and clear glass surrounds the cabin. Its a clean, trim looking ride, with plenty of style but no excess. The subtle factory ground effects blend in well with the rest of the design and this third generations Fox bodied form provides it with a more prominent hood in keeping with its muscle car heritage. Inside is a sharp gray interior that shows no obvious effects of UV exposure - a welcome sight in a convertible of this era. The high-backed bucket seats blend vinyl and cloth and, having seen so little use, look pretty much as they did when they were new as they bracket a center console in the same condition. The dash area, like everything else inside the doors, offers an unspoiled appearance, with all of its gauges functioning as intended and an AM/FM/cassette positioned in the center to provide an element of nostalgia to your audio experience. Comfort and convenience features include a tilt column, cruise control, power windows and door locks, and air conditioning thats blowing cold and strong. Raise the deck lid and youll encounter no surprises - the trunk area is just as clean and neat as youd expect based on the rest of the car. This Mustang is in flat out awesome driving condition. With so few miles under its belt, it retains an entirely original drivetrain and, while longevity wont likely be a concern anytime soon, the 5.0 liter V8 under the hood is known for its rock solid durability - so much so that its not only powered countless Mustangs over the years, but has also served as a foundation for legions of aftermarket automotive projects. It starts right up and runs great, teaming with a 5-speed manual Tremec transmission that shifts very smoothly. As many proud owners of classic cars have come to find out, the years can extract their toll regardless of mileage left unchecked, but this GT has been very well-maintained to be in such fine form. Ford gave the fuel injection systems on their 5.0s an overhaul not long before this 89 first rolled out, and the adjustability that resulted is a big plus over previous editions. Power brakes that include discs up front bring dependable, low-effort stops, while the featured power steering makes this Pony easy to navigate on its set of 15 stock Mustang wheels that are in like new condition. The clean undercarriage is yet another indication this classic has been safely stowed during its lifetime - it really looks good. Well-maintained and carefully sheltered, this 1989 Ford Mustang GT would be a worthy inclusion to any automotive time capsule and it provides an outstanding driving experience to boot. Call today!
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5.0L HO V8
5 Speed Manual
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