New Member: 1990 GT Convertible

colbyp

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Greetings,

I am finally a mustang owner again. I sold my 2013 Track Pack back in 2015 when my son was born. Now that he is 5 and taking interest in everything I am interested it, I decided to get something a little more family friendly, that the wife can drive also (she can't drive stick because of her back). My first car was a 1968 Cougar XR7 so I was pretty much a self taught car lover. When we decided to look for a week cruiser I went and looked at a few other convertibles and quickly realized a gap in the market. There weren't many 80-100k mile cars that were still mostly original and had clean paint and interior. Most cars were either hot-rodded and trashed for 7k and below, or 30k mile collector dreams for $15k and above. I knew I wanted a cruiser so it had to be a convertible and have an AOD. I was able to scoop this beaut up for $10k. It has 83k miles, and some tasteful mods, but nothing crazy. I'd give the paint a 8/10 and the interior a 9/10. The top is new and so are the wheels and tires. It is also interesting to note how different buying a car from a private party is versus a dealer. I haven't bought a car from a private party in 10 years since my 96 Cobra. I feel it is much different now then 10 years ago, especially with Facebook and these other marketplaces. Anyways, just wanted to say hi and if any one has a black boot cover they want to sell let me know.

Best,
Colby


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90sickfox

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Welcome to Stangnet !!! That's a pretty good looking car. How's it look under the hood ?

That car sits well on the wheels and tires. I remember when you could find clean convertibles for under 2k....those days are long gone.
 
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colbyp

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Pretty clean. What do you think?

Welcome to Stangnet !!! That's a pretty good looking car. How's it look under the hood ?

That car sits well on the wheels and tires. I remember when you could find clean convertibles for under 2k....those days are long gone.
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90sickfox

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Wow...those are getting harder and harder to find. All it needs is the distributor boot...the rubber cover for the distributor cap.

I'd love to find one like that. Still has the hood insulator...the coil cover...the air box. Good find. Around here a clean 89 gt sold for 10k about 4 years ago. It needed tires but everything else was good to go. My favorites are the gt convertibles. They look the best to me. I've got a turbo 88 coupe that used to be a 4 cylinder. Would love to have an unmolested fox one day.
 
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108kevin

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Colbyp, good find on the gt. Really like the two tone with black top. Your spot on with prices and condition of convertibles. I searched pretty hard this spring for one as original as possible. Found a 88 lx with stock radio and owners manual and appeared to be straight, with 87k Only had for a few weeks and really having a blast cruising. A lot of info on these cars on the inter webs. Hope you find a boot for the top. Couple pics. Cheers, Kevin
 

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colbyp

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Colbyp, good find on the gt. Really like the two tone with black top. Your spot on with prices and condition of convertibles. I searched pretty hard this spring for one as original as possible. Found a 88 lx with stock radio and owners manual and appeared to be straight, with 87k Only had for a few weeks and really having a blast cruising. A lot of info on these cars on the inter webs. Hope you find a boot for the top. Couple pics. Cheers, Kevin

Kevin, thanks bro. Nice! I really wanted a white one too as my other two cars are white. However, I really enjoy the shine of the dark red in the bright NC sun. It has been a blast cruising the past few days. I also find it neat to be responsible for a "classic" car, and look forwarding to adding to it's history.

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Colby
 

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Fellow 90 convertible owner here. Mine is a pure stock 7 up car with 55k miles and yours has a lot better paint than mine does.
 
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Very nice! Congrats! Looks real clean, good find. They are great and fun cars. I'm reliving my 20s with mine (and loving it)
 
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colbyp

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Thanks gents. Just had to take it to the State Troopers here in NC to complete registration so they could verify the VIN since it was an out of state car over 30 years old.
 
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Out of curiosity, what is the paint code for the lower trim? It should be on your door sticker.
 
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Awesome find! I also have a 90' Convertible. We have the same base interior color and I do have a scarlet boot you can have. One of the previous owners re covered the cloth seats with 7up white vinyl which actually looks pretty good and so I need a white boot to go with the top and seat cover? Welcome to the club!
 

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Awesome find! I also have a 90' Convertible. We have the same base interior color and I do have a scarlet boot you can have. One of the previous owners re covered the cloth seats with 7up white vinyl which actually looks pretty good and so I need a white boot to go with the top and seat cover? Welcome to the club!

Awesome! I will PM you!
 

colbyp

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Out of curiosity, what is the paint code for the lower trim? It should be on your door sticker.

I will check when I get back from vacation, I need to get some paint work on the rear bumper. Hope it wont cost too much.
 
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