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post #1 of 7 Old 02-18-2019, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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My dad purchased this 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 bridge construction 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 wasnít 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 little 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. It hasn't been driven much in the last 15 years, not at all in the last five. It's only got 101k miles on it and has every service record since new. 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. Iím 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.

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Very cool back story with the car. Iím sorry to hear that your father has since passed.


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Very cool back story with the car. I’m sorry to hear that your father has since passed.
My dad had a great life. He wasn’t a car guy but somehow I am.
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Cool pic, thanks for sharing the story! Nice olds.

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I love reading stories like this. My son is now 10 and helps me work on my car from time to time. I wish one day to pass the car on to him when he is old enough. Hope everything works out and you get it built how you in-vision it to be.
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Sorry for the loss of your Father. I lost mine two years ago. I am still driving his 2006 Chrysler 300C Hertiage Model that I bought of him 4 years before he passed away. My Mother has his 2013 300 Varvatos edition in her garage. I hope to be able to purchase it one day in the future from her.
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