1988 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
A Foxbody Mustang is a Mustang produced anywhere from 1979 to 1993.
It doesn't matter if it's a coupe, convertible, or a hatch. It also
doesn't matter what engine it has either, or transmission. As long
as it's between the ages of 1979 and 1993, it's a Foxbody. I know,
it's a really weird name to give to a car. But it's called a Fox
Body because it's on the Ford Fox platform. Ford designed the Fox
platform as a unibody chassis and used it across a wide range of
Ford/Lincoln/Mercury vehicles. Ford's main objective with the Fox
platform was to downsize the massive cars they made in the
Welcome to 1988, and this consignment in the form of a 1988 Fox
Body Mustang convertible. The consigner states that this car is all
original, even down to the majority of the paint, but mileage is up
in the air as to actual. A few areas of fading, and some normal
bumper wear as well as dings that have rusted, and scratches and
scrapes, but overall an original survivor.
Oxford White covers steel panels that have a few aforementioned
faults, but nothing real serious. Below the midline is titanium
gray, and this runs around the car creating various coves and
flares, as well as some embossed badging on the rockers. Separating
the white and gray is a blue stripe, which also surrounds this fox.
Above and below this stripe were some trim that has faded, since
wearing off and revealing the yellow plastic below. A black
convertible top in good condition is above and it has a clear glass
rear window. 1991-1993 16-inch pony wheels are all around, and a
note to some of the front lighting, it has a few cracks in the
plastic protectors. Bringing up the rear is a black luggage rack on
the trunk lid.
All original and all blue and white for the door panels, a blue
center console and dash. To salt the blue mix are white buckets in
vinyl and leather mixture in front and across the back is a rear
bench mimicking the pattern of the front buckets. The dash is blue
and original with black inserts and has a Sony aftermarket AM/FM/CD
player neatly inserted where the original radio was. Very clean
(not unlike the rest of the interior) blue carpet floods the floors
and has been well maintained with very little fading. A shout to
the trunk which has its original unspoiled felted lining,
presenting very nicely.
Under the hood is an original 5.0 Liter V8 which shows some nice
patina but is clean. This is fed by electronic fuel injection and
has an AOD 4-speed automatic transmission on back. A Ford 8.8" rear
axle with 2.73 gears is noted to push this car along.
Very slight surface rust is seen but mostly structurally solid
unibody construction with clean floor pans and rockers. Some
invasive surface rust is noted on the passenger's toe/kick area
underneath, just adjacent to the exhaust pipe. Independent coil
springs and 4 link with coil spring suspension as well as power
disc brakes on front and power drums on the rear are noted.
This car fired right up and handled the test track with flying
colors. We do note that the top motor was whirring, but no action
on the up and down front, so we assume something is amiss with the
convertible top. Also, the power rear windows were in-operable. A
good handler, and tight car though so a thumbs up goes to it.
Mostly original here folks, complete with its battle scars, and
faults, but overall really nicely preserved survivor. And of
course, engine power from the 5 liter that is sly as a Fox!
1FA-USA Ford Passenger Car
P45-Mustang GT 2 Door Convertible
E-5.0L V8 225hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
293809-Sequential Unit Number
EXT PNT 9L-Oxford White
BODY 66B-GT Convertible
INT TR GQ-Oxford White & Blue
AX M-8.8" 2.73 TracLoc
TR TQQTT-AOD 4 Speed Automatic
Classic Auto Mall is a 336,000-square foot classic and special
interest automobile showroom, featuring over 600 vehicles for sale
with showroom space for up to 1,000 vehicles. Also, a 400 vehicle
barn find collection is on display.
This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
Pennsylvania, conveniently located just 1-hour west of Philadelphia
on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
www.classicautomall.com and our phone number is (888) 227-0914.
Please contact us anytime for more information or to come see the
vehicle in person.