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1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 5 speed - Family owned (2nd owner)

Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
Type: Hatchback
Trim: LX
Year: 1989
Mileage: 52,114
VIN: 1FABP41E7KF239993
Color: Red
Engine: 5.0
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Red
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Austin, Texas, United States

1989 Ford Mustang LX Additional Info:

My father in law purchased this Mustang new on 7/1/1989 at age 51 and owned it until I bought it from him at age 78 in 2016. This car has such low mileage because my Father in law had health issues that prevented him from driving very often. This Mustang has been cared for by 2 car enthusiasts over the life of the car - 2 owners. I drove the car from Louisville Colorado to Austin Texas with no issues. This vehicle has NEVER been in an accident, has NEVER repainted, ALL of the VIN tags are intact on the car, and it DOES NOT HAVE ANY modifications (except for the mud flaps)! The paint and the interior are in excellent condition. Notice all of the headlights, blinkers, brake lights, etc. are very nice, little to no discoloration.

Description of car:

1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 2 DR Hatchback

5 Speed Manual Overdrive Transmission

Cabernet Red exterior

Scarlet Red Cloth interior

Optional equipment as listed on the ORIGINAL window sticker: “Special value group” – Power lock group, AM/FM Electronic Stereo Cassette, Premium Sound System, Speed Control, Dual electric remote mirrors, Air Conditioning, Power side windows, Rear Window Defroster.

New Parts since my ownership:

PCV Valve – EV-98-B, Distributor Cap – DH411B, Rotor - DR-374-B, Spark Plug Wires – E9P2-12259-K (WR-4011-C), TFI (Ignition) coil – F7PJ-12029-AA (DG-470), Spark Plugs – SP-450, Fuel filter, Air filter. Front Wheel bearings & oil seals, serpentine belt, new Cooper CS5 Ultra Touring 225-60-15 tires, wiper blades, Interstate battery, rear hatch struts.


Changed transmission fluid, Rear differential fluid, Bleed brakes and new fluid, drain-flush & new radiator fluid, drain flush & new power steering fluid, engine oil & filter – all done by a Louisville Colorado repair shop in September 2016 before leaving for Texas. New oil & filter done by me on July 21, 2018.


  • Air conditioning was brought up to modern day standards by converting to 134A Freon on 6/5/2001.
  • Two (2) extra matching 10 hole Ford wheels.
  • Covercraft Car Cover WeatherShield HP With Tri-Bar Pony Logo
  • Ford 1989 Car shop manual
  • Ford Electrical & vacuum trouble shooting manual
  • Chiltons 1989-1992 Repair Manual
  • Hay Automotive Computer Codes Techbook


Includes all new car sale documentation from 7/1/1989 - Window Sticker, Owners manuals, Sales brochure including the Warranty Identification Card (sometimes referred to as a “Protecto Plate”. All sale documentation on 9/22/2016 - Colorado Bill of Sale, Copy of original Colorado title (front and back), Texas application for Title, Texas Vehicle Inspection report and all of the paperwork for work what was been done by either a Ford dealership or local repair shop in Colorado & Texas. Clear Texas blue title in hand. This is a very well documented car.

Decoding the VIN:

1FA = Ford Motor Company, USA

B = Restraint system type: “B” = Active Belts

P = Constant designation letter (Passenger Car)

41 = 3 door sedan hatchback

E = 5.0 EFI HO (Plus), 302 CID

7 = Check digit

K = 1989

F = Assembly plant “Dearborn MI”

239993 = production sequence number

Decoding the Sticker inside the door:

61B = Body code – 3 door sedan hatchback

MLDG = Body side molding

INT. TRIM = “PD”, “P” = B/Cloth Articulate, “D” = Scarlet

TAPE = Tape stripe

9 = Radio code: 9 = Radio AM/FM, clock cassette electronic tune

AX = Axle ratio – “Z” = 3.08 Locking axle

TR = Transmission code (1st digit) – “2” = Manual 5sd OD M5, the other codes are for each spring used on the car (i.e.; frt right, frt left, rear right, rear left).

Full disclosure:
The windshield wiper arms are slightly faded black.

The rear original window tint (hatchback) and the quarter panel windows were bubbling so it was removed. The side window tint is ok, but after 29 years the tint needs to be replaced.

The cigarette lighter does not work. Everything else in the car works.

The clear coat on all the wheels shows its age by being slightly discolored and stained in a few spots (brake dust). The wheel pictured is the worst of them.

The windshield is original and has some pitting and two “stars” / “chips” the size of a very small pea on the passenger side.

Carfax link:



Please feel free to email or call if you have questions (512-331-8756 - Please NO TEXTS). I want to ensure that you’re fully informed about the Mustang and will be happy with your purchase. The Mustang is located in Austin Texas. You may inspect the vehicle by calling me for an appointment. I have the right to end the auction at any time. Mustang is sold in "as-is" condition no warranty written or implied.

Payment / shipping information:

A non-refundable deposit of $500.00 is due within 24 business hours of the end of the auction. The remainder of funds is due within 3 business days via bank wire transfer. I will not release the car or the title without completely cleared funds. Buyer is responsible for all shipping/handling costs. I will help coordinate with your shipper to make things smooth and easy, car will remain in garage until picked up.