INCREDIBLY PRESERVED FOXBODY, 17K ORIGINAL MILES, 5.0 V8, 5-SPEED, DUALS, CLEAN!
The Fox Mustangs are 35 years old now. I'm going to let that sink in while you look at how modern this 1989 Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback looks. Awesome charcoal gray paint gives it a low-profile look, while a stout 5.0 provides plenty of old-school V8 motivation. With just 17,774 original miles, this is a fast, affordable, fun pony that hasn't been beaten or abused but certainly packs a serious punch.
The clean lines made the LX somewhat of a sleeper in the early '90s, but everyone knew to look for the 5.0 badges and the twin polished tailpipes out back. Today, it's practically invisible among all the stripe-wearing GTs and Shelby Mustangs, but the clean, unadorned lines of the LX look as good as ever. The original paint is holding up remarkably well, with only a few minor signs of use and age, and there's a light gray pinstripe which also highlights a crease in the bodywork that's otherwise invisible on a solid-colored car. There are no indications that this car has been raced, wrecked, or otherwise mistreated, with doors that close easily and great panel alignment throughout. New weather-stripping helps with the tight feeling, and there's not even a wild-looking wing out back, suggesting that the guy who built this one had good taste as well as a desire for horsepower.
The gray interior is remarkably well preserved, offering sport bucket seats covered in fresh gray cloth upholstery. Of course, it shouldn't be a surprise with so few miles, and the door panels, center console, and the rear seat are all quite nice, plus there's a sunroof overhead for nice days. Ford's fat leather-wrapped steering wheel feels great in your hands, and the relatively upright greenhouse makes the Mustang very user-friendly in traffic, where it's the ultimate point-and-shoot machine. The original gauges are big and easy to read and there's a Hurst T-handle shifter down in the console. The original radio is long gone, replaced by a Sony AM/FM/CD head unit and lots of amperage, right below the controls for the ventilation system. Other options include power windows and locks, cruise control, rear defroster, and power mirrors, making this a fairly loaded LX. With rear seats that fold down, cargo capacity is impressive even with the subwoofer and relocated battery.
The venerable 5.0-liter V8 under the hood has been nicely upgraded without going too far. Internal goodies include a Trackmx camshaft, and roller rockers, so it has a wonderfully punchy demeanor. Outside, there are aluminum heads, a Cobra-style intake manifold, and an upgraded intake system that's been converted to mass-airflow metering. MSD supplied the ignition system and the accessorie brackets were polished to add a little flash. Other performance-enhancements include a ram air system that may free up some horsepower and a set of shorty headers dumping into a Flowmaster dual exhaust system that sounds, well, like a Mustang 5.0 should sound. The 5-speed manual shifts beautifully and powers the original 8.8-inch rear end full of 4.10 gears that make this thing insanely quick, and the tub is reinforced with a set of subframe connectors that make a difference you can feel. It's been lowered slightly, but with those stock 15-inch "phone dial" wheels, this is still an extremely subtle machine.
Still fast and still fun after all these years, this is the kind of 5.0 Mustang that you've always wanted to own. Call today!
Build Receipts , AM/FM Radio, CD Player, iPod Compatible, Defrost, Sunroof, Air Conditioning, Cloth Interior, Heat, Cruise Control, Front Disc Brakes, Fuel Injection, Power Brakes, Power Locks, Power Steering, Power Windows, Remote Door Openers, Driver Airbag, Seatbelts
Maintenance Records, Original Window Sticker, Owner's Manual
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 302 V8
- Transmission Type
- Fuel Specification
- Body Color
- Dark Gray Metallic
- Body Style
- 17,774 (Actual)
- Interior Color
- Medium Grey
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
Estimated Monthly Payment
Based on 20% down over 96 months