1996 Ford Mustang GT Coupe
The new engine for the Mustang GT, an SOHC 4.6-liter V-8, invokes
technology that the obsolete 5.0 didn't have, yet it arrives at
almost identical output. The main reasons for changing the engines
were the tougher federal fuel-economy standards and onboard
diagnostic system (OBD-II) requirements that both kick in for 1996.
Ford knew the aged 5.0 liter was not going to make the cut
Most of the real improvements brought about by the modular V-8
power plant are aimed not at performance, but rather at refinement.
Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) characteristics are first
addressed in the engine structure itself, with lightweight pistons
and connecting rods, a deep-skirt block, deep head bolts, and five
cross-bolted main bearings. This 1996 Mustang GT is presented for
consignment in Crystal White and sporting a 4-speed automatic
transmission and a Vortech V1 Supercharger for a little extra kick
from this pony car.
Bathed in Crystal White this body presents nicely with well minded
gaps and very good paint. A few battle scuffs show on the front
neoprene bumper cover and some chips are here and there especially
in the seams. A few of the iconic Mustang design cues are still
present on this SN-95 Mustang. The first is the hockey stick cove
which starts on the front of the rear quarter panel with a faux air
inlet duct and runs to the front of the doors and into the front
fender well. Second are the triple taillights which now wrap around
to the rear of the quarters. An aerodynamic rear spoiler sits atop
of the trunk lid. 17-inch dual 5 spoke aluminum alloy wheels are
wrapped 255/45ZR17 rubber in front, and 245/45/ZR17's on back
A swing of the door shows us gray leather front bucket seats that
show some wear wrinkling on the driver's seat while the passenger
seat and rear seats show minimal usage. Another iconic design cue
is the dual swooped dash which presents in black and gray and melts
into a center console with another rounded bottom curved line. Gray
carpet covers all the floors. The iconic curves continue on the
door panels in gray and black, with the swoops housing all the
power toggles for windows, locks and mirrors. All original
instruments and all clean as well showing the driver all necessary
engine functions. A centrally located HVAC control keeps the
occupants comfortable year round and an aftermarket Kenwood
AM/FM/CD player keeps the audiophile in us sated. Also, on the
steering column are two smaller round mounted boost and
transmission temperature gauges.
A pop of the hood reveals a slightly aged but well kept 4.6L SOHC
V8 wedged between the shock towers. A Vortech V1 Supercharger
forces air into the engine and mixes with fuel via EFI. We see
power steering, air conditioning and hydro-boost power brakes. A
4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission sends power back to a Ford
8.8" rear axle that contains a 3.27 TracLok gear set. Reliability
and fun all wrapped up in one.
Seen underneath, a structurally sound undercarriage with
independent coil springs upfront, and 4 link with coil springs on
the rear. Some surface rust is seen on the usual suspects, but this
is surface variety so is mostly harmless. Power disc brakes are all
around. A clean and rust free dual exhaust system with Cherrybomb
mufflers puts a throaty sound out the back through chromed tips
which peek out the bottom of the rear bumper cover.
A quick starter, smooth runner, and very nice handling automobile.
The Crystal White paint is fantastic, and the curvaceous interior
is beautiful. The 4.6 Liter V8 provides adequate power, and the
Vortech V1 Supercharger puts a smile on my face (I love it when I
get to kick in these supercharger cars). The Kenwood gives great
sound quality even with all the glass down and the roar from the
dual Cherry-bomb mufflers and exhaust. A plus!
A Crystal White horse riding across the desert, the gray leather
interior blending into the sun-drenched scenery of mesas and
saguaro cacti. The engine runs very nicely, putting out smooth
power through the 4-speed automatic to the rear wheels. A wild
horse that you tame with your braking foot, and let run loose with
your right ostrich skin boot!
F-Ford Motor Company
L-Manual Belts, Front Bags
X-4.6L SOHC V8
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
118881-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
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on the I-76 Pennsylvania Turnpike. The website is
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