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- Engine Size:
- 5.0 Liter V8
- Transmission Type:
- 5 Speed Manual
- 83,523 (Unknown)
- Atlanta, GA
5.0 Mustangs like this 1988 Ford Mustang GT 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 thrashed to within an inch of its life is definitely a challenge 30 years later.
Fortunately, we were able to round up this 5-speed GT hatchback in an appealing red-over-black color combination. Judging from the overall condition, this car has led an easy life despite the modest upgrades under the hood. We believe that's original red paint with a black vinyl wrap to add some contrast, and since red is especially tough to maintain, you know this car has been properly tended. Today it's showing a soft gloss and surprisingly little orange peel, although there are a few minor signs of use here and there. The urethane ground effects that give the GT its unique look are in excellent condition, and both doors fit well. All the black rubber parts that usually turn gray with age and UV damage are supple and dark, and with recent parking lights, the nose is bright and clear. A Saleen rear spoiler, some window slats, and a set of taillights from a 1985 GT give this one a unique look without going too far astray.
The beautiful red cloth interior is inviting and functional, with supportive buckets that were some of the best on the market in 1988, and they're in absolutely fantastic condition today. The dash is simple, with great high-visibility gauges, fingertip controls for headlights, and big rotary knobs for the A/C system. An aftermarket steering wheel blends in rather well with the stock interior, and the big tach on the center stack is a familiar sight to Mustang fans. The center armrest and ashtray door are intact, two plastic items that rarely survive the years and early Mustangs like this also got adjustable thigh supports that were eliminated in later cars. This GT offers A/C, power mirrors, interval wipers, and a recent AM/FM/CD stereo head unit in the dash. And since this is a pre-airbag car, it's got a tilt steering column, which makes a big difference in terms of comfort. The hatch area is big enough for just about anything, with fold-down seats and a retractable cargo cover to keep your gear safe.
The 5.0 liter EFI 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. It has the usual 5.0 upgrades, including a GT40 tubular intake that's probably worth $1000 all by itself, performance heads, a slightly bigger cam, silicone hoses, an upgraded alternator, and cold air induction with a mass-air sensor conversion. This pony also carries the highly desirable 5-speed manual with a fresh clutch, which feeds a set of 3.08 gears in the Track-Lok 8.8-inch rear end. The underside is extremely clean, and features a set of subframe connectors and a new Flowmaster exhaust system. The 17-inch Center Line wheels look exactly right and carry staggered 245/45/17 front and 275/40/17 rear performance radials.
Sensibly modified and with a known ownership history, you won't find many 5-speed 5.0 Mustangs that are still this clean. Call today!
Why Sell With Streetside Classics?
Because we know classic cars and how to sell them. We provide the peace of mind that can only come from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country. Our sales teams generate industry-leading sales volume per dealership and consistently win customer service awards in the process. We take out the hassles of selling privately and get you more money in your pocket than anywhere else. Come see why we are The Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer.
Reasons to Consign With Us
- Top Consignment Dealer in the Nation
- Over 1200 Cars in Stock
- No Upfront or Monthly Fees
- Five MASSIVE Indoor Showrooms
- Over 35 Cars SOLD/Month Per Showroom
- Local, National, & Worldwide Exposure
- We Will Get You Top $$$
- Our eBay Motors Listings GET RESULTS
- Dealership-Specific 3rd Party Advertising
- Classic Car Financing Available
- No Phone Calls or Texts At All Hours
- No Strangers At Your Door
- High Quality Pictures, Video & Write-Up
- Keeping Our Consignors Happy Is Job #1
Our Global Marketing Reach
We advertise on all the top websites and print publications marketing your vehicle globally, getting it hundreds of views each day.
That's over an $1100 value!
Financing Classic & Collector Cars
Let our money work for you! With rates as low as 6.00% and an average appreciation of 9.00% a year it doesn't always make sense to pay with cash.
- Minimum Loan Amount - $10,000
- No Pre-Payment Penalty
- No Proof of Income (Tier 1 Credit)
- Terms to 144 months
- Bankruptcy, foreclosure, divorce – All OK
After being in the collector-car business for a decade prior, Donna Robbins opened the doors to the first Streetside Classics showroom in Charlotte, NC in 2008. Armed with a customer-oriented business philosophy and a clear vision for success, she has since led Streetside Classics to an unrivaled sales volume that is currently among the best in the collector car industry.
With the most knowledgeable and professionally trained staff in the industry, we have expanded nationally and opened showrooms in many major U.S. markets. We operate under the principles of doing business fairly and with the understanding that our customers are the lifeblood of the business. Much of our success comes from the relationships formed with buyers and sellers around the world who have joined us on this incredible journey and made Streetside’s rapid growth possible.
Today, Streetside Classics is known as the Nation's Trusted Consignment Dealer; providing sellers and buyers alike with the peace of mind that only comes from partnering with one of the largest classic car dealerships in the country.
Terms & Conditions
Vehicle may be sold by Streetside Classics prior to the end of the auction. Streetside Classics reserves the right to end its auctions early or to cancel bids solely at its discretion and shall not be held liable for any such cancellation.
The winning bidder is required to contact Streetside Classics within 24 hours after the close of the auction to finalize the details of the transaction.
If winning bidder does not contact Streetside Classics and submit deposit within 24 hours of auction close, vehicle may be made available to the next highest bidder or another qualified buyer on a first come, first serve basis.
For balance of payment we will accept bank wire transfer (preferred), cashier’s check, or personal check (vehicle shipment will be delayed until check clears).
Streetside Classics has represented this vehicle to the best of its ability relying on information provided by the consignor/seller. Prospective bidders are encouraged to contact us directly to provide additional information or answer any questions.
Please be aware that all pre-owned vehicles, regardless of age, mileage, or manufacturer are subject to cosmetic wear and mechanical failure. Streetside Classics encourages bidders to have a personal inspection completed prior to delivery to help ensure your satisfaction. Third party inspections are encouraged and must take place prior to the purchase.
All vehicles are sold "AS IS" and with no warranties expressed or implied.
Final or winning bid price does not include shipping, tax, title, or registration fees. It is the purchaser's responsibility to provide for any state or local taxes and shipping expenses resulting from the sale.
We can assist you in delivery through our network of private and commercial carriers. Most of them can deliver the vehicle to your driveway. We assume no responsibility for damages or delays incurred once a vehicle is in a shipper's custody.
An additional documentation fee of $199 will be added to the purchase price at the time of sale.
This site and all advertising information may be updated without notice whenever new information is obtained and may contain mistakes and inaccuracies. Information is provided to the best of our knowledge and that of the owners of the vehicles, and we make no warranty or representation regarding the accuracy, truth, or reliability of such information. We cannot be responsible for any errors, omissions, or inaccuracies contained in information provided by third parties. Streetside Classics is not an expert in the construction, engineering, finishes, materials, and componentry of every single vehicle we sell. It is the responsibility of the buyer to either inspect the vehicle personally or via a 3rd party, to ensure satisfaction to the condition and value, prior to purchase. Streetside Classics strives to perform extensive visual inspections on all vehicles we represent but we do not disassemble vehicles or components for inspection purposes and therefore it is always possible that there is hidden damage that is not readily apparent. All vehicles are sold AS-IS with no warranties expressed or implied.