1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

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1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Sep 16, 2021 7:12 am

Yesterday I finally took possession of a 1989 Mustang GT convertible. A friend of mine, Dave Bales, passed away a few months back at only 61. He was a car enthusiast also, and had a similar ebay business to mine with LOTS more inventory than I have. I've been working with the estate trying to buy his inventory, but I made sure to include in the deal, this white Mustang. I knew it was a real clean FLA car with lower miles, and although shows some signs of indoor storage abuse, it has good bones and is BONE stock, which really appeals to me.
It's been sitting a LONG time, but does start and run as it sits. For now, it's just going to go from one storage unit to another until I get my house garage cleaned up enough to bring it home. That's when there will be more posts about maintenance and repairs. I haven't even heard it run yet, but they took it to get inspected under it's own power. I bought a new battery for it yesterday but have not installed it yet.
Once I get it out in the light of day, I'll take better pictures.

It's an automatic with red cloth interior and has 65k miles on it.

More to come.

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GT LF.jpg

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby wxo » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:14 am

And it's a convertible, too! Welcome to the club, BP. :D

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Sep 16, 2021 8:50 am

Thanks Walt. I've been wanting a convertible for a little while now. I had a black Firebird convertible awhile back but only kept it for maybe 6-8 months and sold it to Camaro Bob so I could buy my S10. This came along and it was hard to pass up.

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:49 pm

Today we moved it from it's old storage unit to mine. It's the first time I've seen it in the light or heard it run. Fires right up and seems to run pretty well. All the functions I messed with worked, but I didn't go crazy. We drove it about a mile with no issues. I'm hoping to be able to bring it home in the next few weeks after my home garage gets transformed into a home garage again instead of a business garage. Then I should be able to get all that I want to get accomplished over the winter in no hurry.
After the "test drive" I already know the tires are garbage and probably going to need all new shocks / struts. Initially this is going to be brought back to completely stock, then I'll worry about any mods later. I did find a cover, the red parade boot, and the lug key for the locking lugs in the trunk. The interior is REALLY nice too.
More to come.

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Fred32v » Wed Oct 13, 2021 8:16 pm

look what else we found!
2021_1013 Camaro found.jpg
Under a mountain of cardboard

2021_1013 Camaro Z28.jpg
yep, a Z28

What's next?

Fun for sure!
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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby TheRookie » Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:20 pm

Might find Jimmy Hoffa next!

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby GMJohnny » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:02 am

Who needs a “Heavy Pesado”? BP has one in the box on the left!

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Oct 14, 2021 6:32 am

There's another Mustang GT convertible next to that Z28 too. It's an auto with gray leather, and I'm pretty sure it's white with a black top. Not sure of condition, but it's been protected by cardboard too.

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby wxo » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:06 am

The bigger picture here is not clear to me. Are these discoveries part of the inventory you bought? Are these really discoveries or did you know about them before your purchase?

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby TheRookie » Thu Oct 14, 2021 8:40 am

The gift that keeps on giving. Let me know when your find that ultra rare Ferrari.

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Thu Oct 14, 2021 4:51 pm

I knew there were two cars in there, but it's taken over two weeks to get to see one of them. I climbed over the Camaro and was able to see a small part of the Mustang. It will be at least a week before we see what the next Mustang really looks like. I might buy it to sell if it's decent enough. Unless Fred wants to buy it...

-BP

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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Fred32v » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:08 pm

Found the other car.
2021_1015 Mustang found.jpg
Mustang Convertible

2021_1015 Mustang Camaro.jpg
Stable mate Camaro

Sadly, cars are lock, can not find the keys.
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Re: 1989 Mustang GT Convertible #56

Postby Basement Paul » Fri Oct 15, 2021 8:39 pm

Actually, only the Camaro is locked, and since that's not mine, I'm not concerned. The Mustang is unlocked and I'm pretty sure I have an extra set for that car at my house.

-BP


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