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Newbie - 1 owner 88 GT VALUE?

fm67gt

New Member
Newbie to fox bodies...
TRUE LITTLE OLD LADY STORY!
I found a 1 owner 88 GT 5spd bought AS HER "DREAM CAR" by lady now 80 years old. She had a stroke and cant drive any more. I learned about it from son in law who went to the house for a service call and lady's husband mentioned he had an old mustang he was thinking about selling. It is 100% original with 104k miles. Was inspected in 2018 and parked.
Original paint, no major rust, dents, wrecks or mods.
Needs battery to start.
What is it worth? See pics!
 

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fm67gt

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Bought for 5k. Hope that was in the ballpark of value! It should be a good project for my boys and keep my 67 GT vert company in the garage.
 

broncojunkie

Well-Known Member
I think you did ok. If I were looking for a project, personally, I would look for a cheaper one...maybe a roller or abandoned project. But then again, there's something to be said for having a project that runs and drives. That's a luxury I rarely have lol!

What are your plans? Keep it pretty much stock?
 

broncojunkie

Well-Known Member
Walt a minute....
I just realized (I think) that this is a t-top car? Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe that's what I'm looking at. If so, you did GOOD! Of course, I would check the floor pans, roof, pillars, etc very closely and tend to any roof leaks immediately. Not many t-top cars survived due to leaks and rust.

Also, one of the first things on your list should be good-quality FULL-LENGTH WELD-ON SUBFRAME CONNECTORS! Yes, I'm yelling because I can't stress that enough, with it being a t-top. If you want to learn some cool and helpful info about the t-top cars, just search for "fox body t-top conversion" and start reading. You'll find some info about fixing common problems and where to look for issues. But the process used for installation at the factory is interesting and somewhat comical!

Sorry for rambling. I just love the t-roof models! Great find! Looking forward to following along on the project.
 

fm67gt

New Member
UPDATE ON 88 T-top PROGRESS!
In short, I have basically spent my money and energy cleaning, detailing, and refreshing some cosmetics like ground effects clips, stripe and Ford ovals. A slight leak in the original radiator had me dropping in a new black radiator (thanks LMR, a recor was 500 bucks), changing fluids and tires, and fixing minor issues. Currently I have driven the car about 300 miles just working out the bugs. I was able to find a build sheet under the spare, get a carfax to see prior work done by original owner, and am currently waiting on a deluxe marti report.
I need to finish the front and rear PITA bumper stripe and add some rear end gears (3.55s or 3.73s?). I hate how tall it is stock! Original owner had just replaced the clutch but it doesn't engage smooth so may source a new one. Any suggestions for a bump up above stock would be greatly appreciated? Granny must have been doing to many heal toe burnouts I guess :).
Car looks amazing and runs better. Proud to have a true survivor and plan to keep it that way.
Suggestions for a personalized license plate?
Thanks for your support!
 

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OH NOOOOO!!!!!

Now that is SO sad to hear! beautiful story, truly caught my attention cause the original Fox i fell in love with was basically exactly this vehicle!! Wish I was closer!!! Id go crazy and probably buy it off of you! WOWWWWWW!!

So sorry about your job loss :( that sucks bad!

I still would keep the car.. But that's just me! Job or no job, you wont take my Fox away!
 
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