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25k original miles--NO RESERVE

1986 Ford Mustang GT

Condition: Used
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Hatchback
Trim: GT
Year: 1986
Mileage: 24,500
VIN: 1FABP28M3GF305917
Color: Deep Canyon Red
Engine: 5.0 L V-8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Tan
Vehicle Title: Salvage
Item location: Dumfries, Virginia, United States
Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows

Description for Ford Mustang 1986

This is it, I am selling my 1986 Mustang GT. I first saw her on a country road in 2014, calling out to me to buy her. She needed some love then. She ran but lacked the finer points that held her back from her former greatness. This was an all original 5.0 Mustang. It called for great attention to detail. My mechanic installed a new main drive belt, spark plugs, and a distributor. My sons and I performed the following over the course of several months:New brakes: front rotors and pads, rear shoes, bled brake fluidFreshened-up the interior: new headliner, sun visors, and dash topFixed electrical problems: fixed Marchal fog lights, map light, fuel gauge (sending unit).This was all that we needed for this Mustang GT to be well again.
Three and one half years later, we have driven her 9,000 miles in total, changed the oil three times, and passed three Virginia state inspections. This year we upgraded the factory air (which didn't work) to a new system that takes R-134. We have gotten the air to blow cold, but have been somewhat confounded by a system leak that we have not yet corrected. We replaced the power window motors, and they may need to be replaced again. I will include one window motor which I purchased but have not had time to install.
I drove the car this week on about a 30 mile round-trip; local roads and interstate. I used the cruise control, which still works. The exhaust is the original factory dual exhaust (1986 was the first year of dual exhaust on the fox body, also the first fuel injected GT/5.0), which should give you an indication of the state of this car. I would add that the tailpipe (behind the mufflers) is finally rusting and should be the next thing to be replaced. This car is one of the most original fox body specimens you will find.
She runs great and has not needed to return to my mechanic during this time. We have taken this restoration as far as we can. If I had paint skills or knew a good body shop, then we would choose body work next. Not that it's in bad shape, but there are a few paint bubbles that indicate some rust beneath the surface (limited to rear hatch). A dinged rear bumper and front air dam, and one very curious ding on the fender. None of these are major, but need someone else has to get them done. A little body work and a paint job are all that separate this fox body Mustang from being a real attention getter at your local cars and coffee.
If you like my Mustang, then you should know a little about it's history. Invest in a carfax and you will find that this baby was stolen in its first year of existence. It didn't surface until 12 years later...and wasn't titled again until 2012 with 9500 original miles. I am apparently the forth (legitimate) owner, and the 24,400 miles are original miles. Because this car was once stolen, by policy it will always carry a reconstructed title. There is no indication that this auto was ever in a serious accident.
I have tried to represent this car in all accuracy in the photos, and please email me if you have questions or need to see something else.
Local pickup or you ship it. I have loved this car and have made it better. If you can commit to the body work and will give her a new home, then submit a serious bid--it's a no-reserve auction. If not, I hope that you have enjoyed reading our story.