RARE, LIKE NEW LOW MILEAGE CONVERTIBLE MUSTANG GT
In January, 1988, the owner of this Mustang went with her father to the local Ford dealership where he purchased the brand new convertible saying, "if we keep this car for 20 years and keep the mileage low, it will double in price." Her father drove the car in a few local parades and drove it 300 miles round tip to his daughter's graduation, but basically the car was covered and locked in the garage for 30 years. When her father died in 1999, he left the car to his daughter. She continued to store the car until 2018, when she developed cancer. She asked me to sell the car to help pay for treatments. I agreed and enlisted the help of a friend of mine who is an expert on Mustangs to get the car ready to sell. My friend ordered a Marti Report and found the following information:
1. The car was built in Dearborn in December, 1986.
2. Scarlet Red Paint, Ford #6236-A.
3. Mustang GT 2-door convertible.
4. Scarlet Red Bodyside Molding (793 Mustangs made with these Paint/Trim Codes).
5. White convertible top.
6. 3.08 Traction-Lok Rear Axle
7. 5-speed Manual Overdrive Transmission.
The Mustang expert provided the following statement explaining how he went about getting the car ready to sell. "It's only original once." This is what guided him when it came time to wake the car up. All original parts were kept for documentation purposes. Great care was taken to assure that he did not damage anything getting it running. Gas tank, fuel pump, and fuel filter were changed and fuel lines flushed. After the oil and filter change, the distributor was pulled and the oiling system primed using a drill motor for several minutes (60 psi). Light oil was sprayed into each cylinder and the motor was turned over by hand several times. New Motorcraft spark plugs, Motorcraft belt, Motorcraft battery and a Wix air filter were installed. The original air filter was in perfect shape and, along with any other parts changed, saved The engine started on the first try. The air conditioning system still had some pressure. To be on the safe side, a certified technician evacuated the system, leak tested it, and serviced it with fresh oil and the correct R-12 Freon. A two mile test drive confirmed everything works and performs, well, like a new car. Car is stored 30 minutes from the Preston Smith International Airport. In person inspections available by appointment. Contact Don at (806) 773-1530 or email [email protected]
NOTE; we located the mint factory headrests and they are now installed.
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