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Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Fox Body Convertible / low mileage / 37 Service invoices

Sale price: £9,750.00 make an offer

Car location: Swindon, United Kingdom

Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Year:
1990
Doors:
2
Mileage:
82093
Engine:
5
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Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 GT Fox Body Convertible / low mileage / 37 Service invoices for sale

Current customer rating: current rating for this car(2.15) based on 42 votes

Mustang GT 5.0 V8

For sale is my iconic Fox Body Mustang, featuring the legendary High Output 5.0 V8 in Bright Vermilion Red with Titanium Grey Interior.. Genuine sale due to thinning out my collection.

Will be fully fuelled for new owner!

I'm going to go overboard on information here, but if you're serious about buying, I will hopefully answer any questions you may have, get comfortable!…

Having viewed a couple of examples that had virtually no service history or ‚Äėenthusiast owned', I confidently decided on this one and have loved every minute. I didn't want to spend ¬£10k on a 30 year old car only to have to spend another ¬£5-10k on repairs. Therefore, please don't compare this example against one that has had little evidence of spend or not a V8 etc.

Producing 225 BHP with a huge 300 ft lbs of torque (with relatively low kerb weight of 1282 kg), this Mustang performs as good as it looks (unlike its 4 cylinder/V6 cousins), and can embarrass many a modern hot hatch! Despite its performance, Classic Insurance with Adrian Flux is less than £150 a year for me (I'm in my thirty's)

Highlights:

5.0 HO (High Output) standard and very reliable3 Speed Auto with Overdrive82,093 genuine miles with current MOTFull Service History supported with 37 full invoicesShot Blast Restoration in 2012 at 71,395 milesRestoration spend of over £12,000New Convertible Roof fitted 2012 (£1224) in correct colourStaggering total spend of over £20,000 on Service/Maintenance etc. since importMagnaFlow Street Cat-Back Exhaust System for amazing V8 Soundtrack (the only modification - otherwise standard)Recent Fuel Tank/Pump/Alternator/Lights etc. etc.2x sets of keys, small box of spares/ manuals etc.Clean Carfax Report and fully HPI ClearOnly 3 former keepers (full ownership details below)Cheap Road Tax (pre 2001)

And for those that like all the details (full history and ownership)…

About this Model:

This particular style of Fox Body Mustang ran from 1987-1993. This mid-cycle1990 model brought a few changes including: Drivers Air bag (with redesigned steering wheel to accommodate). ‚ÄėTitanium Grey' interior trim (replacing Smoke and Charcoal). Rear Speakers (deleting armrests). New exterior colours introduced, Vermilion Red being one of them (replacing Scarlet) and in my opinion the best colour for a Fox Body (almost identical to the Vibrant Red used on the Cobra R). Door ‚ÄėTape' inserts no longer a factory option and finally,1990 was the last year to retain the ‚ÄėTurbine' alloy wheels (Giving it that iconic Muscle car look).

About this car:

This Mustang is a 25th Anniversary Edition that is discretely identified by a special dash mounted emblem. (all Mustangs produced between 17/04/89 and 17/04/90 were classed as ‚ÄėAnniversary Editions'). Built February 1990, a Domestic Special Order originating from Los Angeles, this Mustang is presented in Factory Original spec/colours and trim (confirmed by the door tag) with the exception of the rear lenses (professionally swapped for Genuine Mustang LX lenses - originals supplied) and MagnaFlow Street Cat-Back Exhaust System. Supplied with some great provenance including original California License Plates, a box of Cassette Tapes from California and an extensive history file containing all correspondence and detailed spend. Full vehicle spec and door tag info available on request.

History and owners

This Cherished Mustang was imported from San Jose, California on July 1992 by Eric. Purchasing when it was only 17 months old. He was the careful custodian for nearly 20 years, after which it was sold to his friend Christopher (print of email to prove). Eric meticulously maintained and cherished this car until it went into storage in 2005

Second keeper and friend to Eric, Christopher commissioned an extensive program of restoration and maintenance work that far exceeded the value of the car at the time (totalling over £10,000 during his ownership). Truly a testament to the care bestowed upon this treasured car. He was the second owner for 7 years who sadly had to sell due to his advancing years.

Stuart was the third owner, a multi skilled RAC mechanic that conducted meticulous routine care along with many labour intensive repairs and improvements totalling £1177 in parts alone: 

New Alternator £170Fuel tank and Fuel Pump £150Front headlamps £240Various belts/Consumables/Oil & Filter £67MagnaFlow Street Cat-Back Exhaust System £550

I took ownership in May 2021. Spending £2165.36 on Maintenance/Repairs/Parts. I took the car straight to Namco (North American), a renowned American Specialist Mechanic receiving a Full Service and addressing anything needing attention. I have had some interior trim parts sourced and replaced including weatherstripping, even sourcing a reconditioned factory correct Ford Cassette Player with the benefit of a discrete Bluetooth upgrade.

I also reinstated the factory Genuine Ford license plate frame fitted with Road Legal BS marked number plates (enabling easy and correct attachment of the original supplied California plates for show use).

I also had the rear lenses professionally swapped for Genuine Ford ‚ÄėLX' tail lamps (a common style modification Stateside). Enabling the required Amber Indicator and incorporating the mandatory rear Fog Lamp within the light cluster. The GT ‚ÄėCheese Grater' standard lenses are very thick, always showing a red turn signal (despite many efforts). This is not legal in the U.K. and will fail an MOT (not to mention invalidate your insurance). I have the originals should you wish to easily swap them back.

It has had some recent paint correction, addressing a few areas I wasn't happy with whilst received professional detailing and now presents in a way that it deserves, looking bright, fresh and free from any major blemishes.

The interior presents equally impressively, defying its 31 year age. There are no rips or tears, and even the ashtray flap still works (a weak point that often snaps clean off)..

This car is truly ready to show off at any upcoming meets and will stand out and draw attention. Truly a turn-key car that is ready to use and enjoy. It turns heads and commands attention wherever it goes. We're behind the American curve with these in terms of value, but in the states they are roughly double that of current U.K. prices, so are still sensible money (for now).

If like me, you want to dip you toe with a Classic American thats old enough to stand out, but modern enough to use. There is no better place to start (without the pitfalls of purchasing a car that's had little evidence of maintenance and could swallow many £thousands very quickly). This car has only ever been cared for by chosen professional mechanics and never subjected to DIY repairs.

As we all know, there are many time wasters out there masquerading as genuine buyers. Contact me with your phone number then we can speak to each other. Cleared funds by bank transfer or cash on collection (polymer notes only). For genuine enquiries, please don't hesitate to contact me. I am a trusted private seller on eBay since 2005. I can assist with transportation or pick up from train station. Based in Swindon, Wiltshire. If you've read this far, thank you for your time!

Full Service history and spend:

Date 

Mileage

Brief description of maintenance carried out 

Amount

24/08/1992

N/A

customs/inspection 

£248.93

30/07/1992

N/A

Import costs

£1,080.00

13/08/1993

32,056

Full Service 

£125.97

28/08/1993

32,229

Check breaks/grease wheel bearings

£42.30

31/12/1993

34,270

MOT/Light conversion/new speedometer cable/oil & filter

£258.67

25/06/1994

Unknown 

2 premium tyres plus alignment 

£300.54

14/12/1994

40,687

Service/front tyres/front brakes/bulbs

£493.16

24/10/1995

42,953

Full Service/Anti freeze/clean fuel injection/ECU test/brake Shoes/bulb

£280.93

04/01/1997

45,879

Service/MOT/wiper blades

£113.53

08/04/1997

47,180

Investigate Transmission leak and for trans sump/gasket 

£78.07

04/09/1997

48,783

Full Service 

£188.18

16/12/1997

50,594

Service/MOT

£113.12

13/08/1998

52,379

Full Service/brake pads/ check gearbox oil leak 

£269.32

05/01/1999

53,374

Service/Bulbs/paint bulbs amber/adjust f/n/s control arm 

£147.69

15/01/1999

53,447

Exhaust boxes and pipes/MOT re-test 

£311.55

25/01/2000

58,395

Full Service/MOT/fit & wire wing side repeaters 

£357.84

30/05/2000

Unknown 

Near side mirror assembly 

£163.91

25/07/2000

60,832

Service/Fit mirror/investigate locking fault 

£118.92

04/01/2001

62,044

Service/MOT/repair broken wire fog lamp/both rear exhausts/bulbs

£314.46

18/01/2002

64,465

Service/MOT/replace rear tyres/front brake pads

£448.97

11/04/2002

64,756

Remove refit and overhaul Radiator 

£343.02

31/10/2002

66,429

Service/weld repair catalytic converter heat shields

£117.84

14/01/2003

66,623

MOT 

£39.25

21/01/2004

68,047

Service/MOT/bulbs 

£280.39

19/05/2005

68,977

Service/MOT/fit roof locating pin/bulbs/exhaust repair 

£177.88

06/07/2005

70,839

Service/MOT/Brake shoes 

£370.60

19/03/2012

71,395

Full recommissioning/shot blast/new roof

£2,620.50

11/04/2012

71,395

Rebuild Automatic Gearbox and converter 

£1,440.00

16/04/2012

71,395

Storage/recovery/miscellaneous 

£170.76

21/01/2013

71,729

Service/MOT/rustproofing/exhaust mufflers/parts

£869.39

18/11/2013

72,266

MOT/minor repairs 

£91.00

09/05/2014

Unknown 

Air con test/remove check HT leads/check coolant temp

£145.60

01/10/2014

73,504

Pre MOT/2x tyres/repairs/bulbs/parts/fabricated battery bracket 

£436.85

07/11/2016

77,375

Service/fit headlight deflectors/ adjust O/S/F wheel bearing 

£272.78

24/01/2017

Unknown 

Rear glass window for convertible hood 

£580.00

23/02/2017

Unknown 

Check spark plugs/Various ECU checks/cleaned MAF

£100.00

23/03/2017

Unknown 

Remove/clean EGR valve/ reset ECU

£80.00

03/04/2017

Unknown 

Replace temp sensor/fuel filter/speed sensor 

£73.50

28/07/2017

Unknown 

New front inner wings/clean complete underside/inner wings/rustproof 

£1,740.00

02/08/2017

Unknown 

Investigate power steering leak/repair weld chassis N/S/F

£673.20

19/09/2017

79,699

Investigate gearbox issue (split cooler pipes) MOT/wiring fault 

£996.40

19/02/2018

79,756

MOT/purchased by Stuart (RAC)

£15.00

2019

Unknown 

Headlights £240/Fuel tank&pump £150/Alternator £170/Service £67

£627.00

2019

Unknown 

MagnaFlow Street Cat-Back exhaust system 

£550.00

05/06/2021

81,541

Full Service/minor repairs (radiator/throttle)/wheel alignment 

£479.00

12/07/2021

81,892

Belt trim, fuse panel, weatherstripping, rear lights, factory radio fitting

£1,069.31

01/10/2021

82,016

Bodywork/paint correction/detailing 

£600.00

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