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Mustang LX 5.0
- Engine Size:
- 5.0L HO V8
- Transmission Type:
- 5 Speed Manual
- Exterior Color
- Scarlet Red
- Interior Color
- 24,794 (Actual)
- Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
You simply won't find many 5.0 convertibles that are better preserved than this 1988 Ford Mustang LX 5.0. With just 24,794 original miles and zero modifications, it's just the way you want to find them. Not raced, not abused, not hacked up, just solid and clean and ready to enjoy without a second thought. After driving this car, you'll be reminded just how great these cars were when they were new.
Bright red Mustangs are not just cars, they're 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 we've seen in a long time. Obviously, it has never been hit (heck, probably hasn't 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 hasn't been attacked by the sun's UV rays, so it's 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, you'll 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 driver's environment for the late '80s. As you can see, there's 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 they're 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 it's 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 that's 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 it's obvious that it's led a comfortable life. If you're 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!
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.
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- Terms to 144 months
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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.
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