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For Sale: 1990 Ford Mustang LX
in Youngsville, North Carolina

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I have a very rare 7-up mustang 5 speed Convertible for sale. Everyone who knows fox body mustangs knows this model. The car has a salvage title from a door hit many many years ago. Please don't bother reading further if you that this is a big issue for you! It was repaired great, with some light bondo where a dent was pulled out by the door frame. Nothing is bent at all or appears to be replaced under the car, floor pans, etc. I bought the car with the salvage title as-is with no NCDOT issues knowing that the car was so clean and collectible that it wasn't an issue for me. I then rebuilt the entire car's mechanicals, which are all numbers matching and just completed a $5,000 motor job with all new parts, stroked, etc. The car is mechanically perfect (10 out of 10) and snarls and lays two strips of rubber at the touch of the pedal. It's also a very clean car with a near-perfect interior (9.5 out of 10) and a fairly clean body (7 out of 10).

You could literally part this car out for 15K due to it's rarity and quality of parts used. I have seen the all-white interior alone sell for 4500 on ebay. I am taking a minimal 10K hit pricing it at an asking price of $9,500 for a quick sale as I am ready for something different. I would consider an interesting trade such as a newer mustang, modified miata, etc. I can add cash for the right deal. Just let me know what you have.

If you don't know anything about the 7up here are the highlights.

The 7-UP Bottling Company was to give away thirty of these cars at the 1990 National Collegiate Athletic Association basketball finals in the United States. In an audience participation contest, anyone sinking a basket from center court with one try, was to drive home in one of the cars. At the last minute, the contest was canceled.

Production of these cars started in December of 1989, with only two cars being built. Full production began February 2, 1990 with the final car being built May 29, 1990. The convertibles all started out as coupes, and had the hardtop removed prior to shipment to Cars & Concepts of Brighton, MI. The plan was to build 5,000 but only 4,103 were built. The breakdown of the production numbers is as follows and my car is the rarest which is the 5 speed car.
- Total production: 4,103
- Number of 5-Speeds: 1,360
- Number of Automatics: 2,743
- Number of vehicles exported: 261

The 1990 Limited Edition LX Convertible has some features which differentiate it from other Mustang models. These features include:
- Deep Emerald Green Clearcoat Metallic Paint (code PA)
- Colour-keyed body side moldings, fascia moldings and side view mirrors
- White Leather Interior and dashboard (only car with an all-white dashboard)
- White Convertible Top (mine is black) :(
- 15" GT Aluminum Wheels (also have 95 cobra 4 log wheels)

Engine area updates (less than 600 miles since rebuilt)
Original motor stroked to 331 cubic inches (320 hp to the wheels and 400 pounds of torque) - ~5K of the best parts I have all receipts for the aluminum heads, cam, stroker kit (scat / keith black), oil pump, intake, lower engine girdle, full roller rockers, ford racing timing chain, ford racing lifters, moly push rods, race bearings all around
Aluminum radiator
dual electric fans
red top battery
upgraded 120 volt alternator from PA performance
multi spark ignition
dynoed and tuned at 320 rwhp and 400 torque
BBK Long Tube headers

All new including rear disc brake conversion, ford racing proportioning valve, master cylinder, etc.

Rear end
Ford Racing 3.55 gears (still numbers matching)

Eibach pro kit w/ shocks, struts, springs, sways
Full subframe welded connectors (really stiffens the whole ride and reduces flex)
Upper and lower tubular control arms front and back
adjustable camber plates

All new leather interior done by prior owner (~3K investment and it shows)
Sony explode stereo with iphone hookup
all 4 speakers are sony explode as well

Spec 2 clutch
adjustable cable

BBK long tube ceramic headers
high flow cats (legal emission)
magnaflow mufflers
stainless 3" tail pipes

Sounds awesome!!!

Stock GT wheels for stock look which need refinishing
and I also have a beautiful set of 93 cobra wheels/tires from americanmuscle

all new window motors, bushings, etc.
Top could use replacement as it's showing wear. New one for 3-450. This may be done soon by me anyways.

The good... mechanically the car purs, drives, shifts, and performs perfectly with needing nothing that I am aware of. It's a super sleeper and a beast when you get on the gas. I will tell you everything I know about the car when we talk. This is a highly sorted and highly collectible car. I built it as a collectible sleeper due to the salvage title and wanting to build something really fun.

The bad....
It could use a respray. I really wanted to just do a complete body resto on the car. The first repaint at the time that the car was totaled (I think) wasn't done the right way. Gaskets weren't removed, etc. It looks fine from 15 feet, but up close it is not a show car unless you enter it in the driver class. I have done this, by the way and came close to winning. Some plastic trim pieces could use some attention. I was going to do them if I ever get to the body.

The top is worn, but functional. It's black and should be white, so I haven't bothered making the small repairs needed on the black top. I just didn't get around to replacing it yet.

Please don't waste my time and I won't waste your time. I'm going to send out limited pictures right now and will update the add once I get requests for more-specific pictures.

You will love this car if you ever wanted a rare, affordable, super-fast and fun, mustang!!!
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Asking Price
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Vehicle Location

United States
City, State
Youngsville, NC
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Vehicle Color(s)
Emerald Green

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Restoration History
Partially Restored

Condition of Interior
Very Good

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Rear-wheel drive

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