Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10k: Not Another Notch On The Bed Post: 1987 Ford Mustang LX Notchback

The 3rd generation Ford Mustang, known internally as the Fox platform, was built from 1979 to 1993 in coupe, hatchback and convertible trims.  Interestingly enough in the classic (pre-73) market, the fastbacks demand premium money (as they did when new) and the coupes (notchback) are cheap, but the relationship is flipped in the Fox platform.  The notchback LX Fox mustangs have become collectible in their own right and are worth a few more bucks than the average (more expensive when new) hatchback GT/GLX stang. Regardless, a nice LX 5.0 notchback is a modern classic priced well today -- expect significant appreciation in the next 10 years.  Find this 1987 Ford Mustang LX notchback for sale in Roseville, CA currently bidding for $6,100 via ebay.

The '87 Mustang V8 is the fuel injected 5.0, an iron block pushrod classic pushing out 225 horsepower and 300 ft-lbs of torque.  The 5.0 isn't the most powerful engine straight from the factory, but a few simple upgrades rapidly add performance up to the 300 horsepower level, after which significant gains are expensive.

The interior photos show a carpet that needs a good shampooing and the desirable BorgWarner T5, shift-it-yourself 5-speed manual gearbox. 

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  1. Yikes. That interior has not aged well... The shifter might need a short shift kit - can you get one for these.

  2. Always wary of random, brightly colored wires peeking out from under the dash. Also... all of this $$ on paint, suspension, engine rebuild etc and can't afford to detail / align / adjust the clutch?

    Also troublesome: the gentleman didn't properly shim the rear decklid (shut lines are uneven - but it is an '80s domestic, might have come that way from the factory). This is *sometimes* indicative of a bump to the rear.

    Overall though, a beautiful low-mileage example that just needs a tiny bit of tweaking to be a proper collector's garage queen.

    Price is a bit high, but I haven't been in the market since the late 90's so I'm not sure if this is correct for a late Fox body.

  3. You're not likely to get anymore notches on the bedpost once you drive this. I can't understand why it is already at 6K...just the bastard offspring of a Mustang.....the Fox platform is a disgrace to the Mustang heritage

  4. I am really wary of these things. I had a 1979 Hatchback Mustang. 302 with a 4-speed (actually a 3-speed with over-drive).
    these may be collectible, but not sure that I am the collector for these


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