(3 photos of a 1988 Scarlet Red Mustang Convertible) Scarlet Red 1988 Mustang LX 5.0L convertible owned by Chuck Tuttle. This car only has 38000 original miles. He also owns a 1984 Mustang GT-500 Anniversary and his wife has a 1964 Mustang hardtop.|
(7 photos of a 1988 Scarlet Red Mustang Hatchback) Scarlet Red 1988 Mustang 5.0 LX hatchback with a 225hp (at 4200rpm), 5.0 liter (302ci), high output, V8 engine. This engine upgrade to the LX came with dual exhaust, 5.0 fender emblem, 10 spoke alloy wheels, and a tachometer.
(5 photos of a 1988 Scarlet Red Saleen Mustang Hatchback) Scarlet Red 1988 Mustang Saleen hatchback owned by Josh Ewald from Langhorne, Pennsylvania. It has a 302L V8 engine and a manual transmission. Josh tells us, "I bought the car about two years ago locally off craigslist. It was repainted, the original body kit wasn't installed, and in very poor condition. The original Flofit interior was destroyed. It had no heatercore. The valvecovers leaked like crazy right on the factory headers. The wheels were spray painted black. BUT it did have all the correct Saleen pieces to restore. The car was all stock save a set of mufflers and a Centerforce clutch. A year long build consisted of a full interior restoration (seats ,headliner, doorpanels, dash) Exterior wet sand and buff. Restoration of the original 16x7 and 16x8 ARE basketweave wheels (30hrs labor alone). The car is #399 of 708 made in 1988 and 1 of 5 made in the red/beige/gold combination. Possibly a 1 of 1 considering the stripe delete option."
(6 photos of a 1988 Cabernet Red Mustang Convertible) Medium Cabernet Red 1988 Mustang convertible owned by Karl Karr from Ann Arbor, Michigan. It has a 302ci V8 engine and a manual transmission. Karl says, "I purchased it 4 years ago from the original owner after a long search. It has 30,000 miles on it. It was a rust free clean car. It needed interior and a new top. I have stripped all moldings and repainted the car to the factory color - clear coat and wet sand. Only reason for new paint was tiny scratches and dents in the original finish. It has an 81 GT hood scoop and a featured convertible deck lid spoiler wing."
(5 photos of a 1988 Cabernet Red Mustang GT US Mustang Hatchback) This is a 1988 Mustang GT originally modified by Don Hiller and Gene Fercodini of U.S. Mustang for Ford Mustang's 25th anniversary. To get one of these cars you had to buy a non-metallic, non-two-tone painted Mustang GT from Lombard Ford of Winstead Connecticut and then ask for the optional $3,495 U.S. Mustang Trim & Performance package. This package included the gold over-the-top stripes, gold body side molding trim inserts, custom gold anodized wheels, U.S. Mustang front fender emblems, four wheel disc brakes, 3.73:1 traction-loc rear axle (standard offerings were 2.73:1 and 3.08:1), 5 speed transmission, and the SVO 140 mph speedometer.
(9 photos of a 1988 Guards Red Mustang ASC McLaren Convertible) Guards Red 1988 ASC McLaren Mustang convertible with aerodynamic body panels, plain solid grille, wire looking wheels, and custom interior. All ACS McLaren Mustangs were modified from 2-door LX 5.0L hardtop coupes. This was the second most popular ASC McLaren color for 1988 with 250 built, the most popular was Keweenau White with 259 built.
(8 photos of a 1989 Bright Red Mustang GT Hatchback) Bright Red 1989 Mustang GT with a 225 hp (at 4200 rpm), 302 cubic inch, 5.0 liter, electronic fuel injected, high output, V8 engine.
(3 photos of a 1989 Cabernet Red Mustang GT Fastback) Nathan sends in photos of his Father's Cabernet Red 1989 Mustang GT fastback. It had the 5.0L 302ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Nathan had this story to share, "My Dad factory ordered his 1989 Mustang GT hatchback in the fall of 1988. It was the car I grew up in and I still want a mustang just like it. In 1996 my Brother was born and we traded it in for an Explorer. After going to a car show in 2004, we became very interested in finding out what happened to it. We did a VIN search, but we never managed to track down the last owner until 2010. He said a semi came over on it and it had been sold to the local junkyard. The yard owner didn't remember it and said he had crushed thousands of cars recently. We went there and found several wrecked Mustangs but couldn't find his."
(3 photos of a 1989 Bright Red Mustang LX 5.0L Sport Coupe) Check out this low milage, terrific condition, Bright Red 1989 5.0L LX Mustang with later year 5-spoke wheels owned by Daniel Lewis of Canada. This is the first year of the LX 5.0L Sport Mustang which offered many of the GT features (5.0L V8 engine, GT suspension, GT seats, etc.) on the base-level Mustang LX two-door coupe, three-door hatchback, and convertible from 1989 through 1993. This special model is our Attitude Of The Week starting December 19, 2018.
(7 photos of a 1989 Cabernet Red Mustang LX 5.0L Sport Convertible) Cabernet Red 1989 Mustang LX convertible with the 225hp (at 4200rpm), 302 cubic inch (5.0 liter), electronic fuel injected, high-output V8 engine option and aftermarket Cobra wheels.
(5 photos of a 1989 Cabernet Red Mustang Convertible) Cabernet Red 1989 Mustang LX convertible has a 2.3L 4-cylinder engine and an automatic transmission. Scott (previous owner) told us, "I traded an '80 Mustang hatchback (also featured on this site) for it in September of 2019. It has has a lot of restoration work done to it by the previous owner. It was originally Scarlet Red, but was repainted Cabernet Red and the lower body painted Titanium Silver. This was done to mimic the GTs of the era. The previous owner removed the luggage rack and third brake light for a cleaner look. He also added the chrome Cobra wheels and changed the seats from red cloth to white vinyl. Since I've had the car, I've made additional mechanical repairs and cosmetic upgrades. It's a very clean, sharp looking car that turns heads."
(8 photos of a 1989 Cabernet Red Mustang LX 5.0L Sport Hatchback) Cabernet Red 1989 Mustang 5.0 LX hatchback with the 225hp (at 4200rpm), 5.0 liter (302ci), high output, V8 engine. When the 5.0L V8 was ordered with the LX, it came with the 10-spoke alloy wheels, dual exhaust, the 5.0 fender emblem, and tachometer.
(7 photos of a 1989 Scarlet Red Mustang GT Hatchback) Scarlet Red 1989 Mustang GT hatchback with a gray cloth interior and a sunroof. See the 5.0L emblem just behind the front wheel? Under the hood is the stock 5.0L V8 engine.
(6 photos of a 1989 Scarlet Red Saleen Mustang Convertible) This Scarlet Red 1989 Saleen Racecraft Mustang convertible was at the 2011 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington. Exterior Saleen features include gold rocker panel stripes, gold star Saleen wheels, Saleen body skirt, Saleen rear spoiler, and Saleen windshield graphics.
(3 photos of a 1989 Scarlet Red Saleen Mustang Hatchback) Scarlet Red 1989 Saleen Racecraft Mustang hatchback with Saleen aerodynamic body panels, Saleen gold accent wheels, gold lower body stripe, Saleen rear spoiler, Saleen window graphics, and an upgraded 5.0L V8 engine. This car was at the 2010 Mustang Roundup car show held in Bellevue, Washington.
(4 photos of a 1989 Red Saleen Mustang Hatchback) Red 1989 Saleen Mustang hatchback at the 2011 Mustang Roundup held in Bellevue, Washington. There were three reds offered by Ford on the Mustang in 1989, we think this is the darkest of the three called Cabernet Red.
(5 photos of a 1990 Vermilion Red Mustang Hatchback) Vermilion 1990 Mustang Hatchback with a 225hp (at 4200rpm), 302 cubic inch (5.0 liter), electronic fuel injected, high output, V8 engine. The LX 5.0 came standard with a GT suspension and tires over the base LX model.
(3 photos of a 1990 Wild Strawberry Red Mustang Coupe) Wild Strawberry 1990 Mustang LX coupe owned by Matt Lister from British Columbia, Canada. This was featured Attitude Of The Week photo for June 1, 2008. It has the stock 5.0L engine with 16* timing, K&N intake, B&M Ripper shifter, BBK headers, O/R H-pipe, Flowmasters, 3.73 gears, SN95 5-lug conversion with 18-inch Cobra R replica wheels.
(4 photos of a 1990 Vermilion Red Mustang Truck ) Take a look at this Mustang Truck owned by Marcus Ellis! It's called the "Truckstang". Marcus has all the details (also check out other Mustang trucks):
The "Truckstang" started life as a 1990 Ford Mustang LX Sedan. The concept was based loosely upon the Ford Ranchero idea, and was a concept vehicle to be proposed to Ford Motor Company; Ford recognized the concept as "interesting" but of limited commercial value. After failing to obtain Ford's interest, the idea was to develop a fiberglass "tub" that could be used on any Mustang, to make it into a utility truck. FoMoCo was interested in the vehicle only as a novelty, and the copyright / patent infringement concerns prevented any further development of that concept. Hence, the "Truckstang" remains a one-off design that has never been copied.
The "Truckstang" had an original 17 miles when the transformation and construction was begun. It was opened up right behind the driver's seat, retaining the original rear quarter panels (which were extended 8 inches). An all-steel, 18-gauge bed was hand-formed, stamped with factory-appearing ribs, and fitted to the inside of the quarter panels. Hand-formed shock-tower housings were created, and the original rear clip was reinstalled. Additional cross-pieces were not required to support the unibody, as the bed is a welded, one piece section, and there is absolutely no cowl shake or vibration.
A Saleen Ground Effects Package was installed, as was a Saleen RaceCraft Suspension: the car handles exactly like a Saleen Mustang, and while a concern might be a lighter-than-normal rear end, the opposite is true: the car weighs exactly 22 pounds more than a stock LX sedan, based upon the heavier gauge steel used in construction.
The wheels are 16-inch Fittipaldi 5-spokes, fitted with Bridgestone Potenza 225x50 front and 245x50 rear, and the wheel coves have been powder coated to match the Vermilion paint. Vermilion was the original factory color, and the entire unit looks like factory-construction.
Other additions include Lear-Seigler Leather, power-lumbar-adjustable buckets, an interior rear package tray, a 1991 Ford Mustang Sunroof, and Flowmaster Stage 2 mufflers. The "Truckstang" is powered by a stock 5.0 liter, 4-speed AOD, with 308 rear gears, and has all power options available in 1990. The "Truckstang" is driven on a regular basis, to and from car shows as well as the occasional parade, and needs nothing in the way of restoration or cosmetics. The "Truckstang" is garaged and covered when not in use.
The car has been in numerous magazines; driven on the Hot Rod Power Tour, as well as the feature car at many car shows, and has received dozens of awards: the "Truckstang" was voted "Best Engineered" at the International World of Wheels, Washington, DC; featured at the 35th Anniversary of the Mustang in Charlotte where it received a special "Award of Excellence" from John Coletti, (then Chief of Ford Special Vehicle Operations); featured at the 45th Anniversary of the Mustang, and awarded yet another "Award of Excellence" and has been on television several times.
(5 photos of a 1990 Wild Strawberry Red Mustang Hatchback) Wild Strawberry 1990 Mustang LX hatchback with the big 5.0L V8 engine. The LX front bumper has changed to the GT version.