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post #1 of 3 Old 01-30-2019, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
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My Dad’s 87

My dad purchased my 87 4 cylinder convertible new as an early retirement present to himself. He actually drove it to work for one year prior to retiring in 1988. I was about 24 years old when he purchased the car and I remember lobbying hard for him to buy a 5.0. Unfortunately he had no interest in a V8. A couple years later, fresh from a divorce, with a wad of cash in my pocket, I walked into the Ford dealer next to the project I was working on in Branford CT and told the first salesman I saw that I wanted the new green 7 UP convertible that they had for sale. The salesman took one look at me and my post work grubbiness and told me I wasn’t taking it for a ride. Incredibly pissed off, I walked out and eventually bought an 85 300ZX for half the money.
My dad kept this Mustang for the rest of his life. He and my mom took it to Florida every winter for about the first five years of retirement until my mom refused to take it anymore because it was too small to fit two months worth of stuff. After that it spent winters in a heated garage in CT. My dad passed away five years ago and the car has been sitting in my moms garage waiting for me to build a pole barn so I have a place to store and work on it. That finally happened this fall.I’m not sure what the long term plan is yet. Maybe do a 5.0 five speed swap, maybe let my 15 year old daughter drive it for her first car. It joins my 68 Olds 442 four speed convertible that I finished a complete nut and bolt frame off restoration on in 2011. I’ll post pictures once I figure out how to.

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Welcome to the forum.You have the start of a really nice street cruiser.A turbo'ed 2.3 would make a great cruiser.Roger

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I have done a 5.0 swap. It's a lot of work but with a complete donor it's plug and play. I would not let a 16 drive it if you care about it.

1987 Coupe: Stock 5.0, T5, 4.10s and a spool
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