1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback

  • Location: Allegheny County, PA
  • Title: Clean
  • VIN: 1FABP41E4KF252894
  • Engine: 5.0 liter V8
  • Transmission: 5-speed manual
  • Seller: howardkastle
  • RADness: low-mile, 5-speed 5.0 Fox!
  • Mileage: 33,000
Bid to: $14750
Total Bids: 22


This Fox checks all the boxes: 5.0, 5-speed, great colors, sport seats, essentially no modifications, and single-owner history for its first 31 years. Beautifully well preserved throughout, this 1989 LX 5.0 hatch looks, sounds and drives like the 33,000 original mile, unrestored car it is.

These non-GT Fox Five-Ohs have an even cleaner look than their factory body-kitted brothers, and this one sits on original 15” wheels that spent the last three decades wrapped in plastic. These OEM 10-holes add to the no-nonsense street n’ strip vibe, and factory original code 1C paint (simply called “Black”) retains a deep, uniform gloss with no lifting clear coat or hazing. We dig the red (“Scarlett”) contrasting side stripe, and how it hints at what’s inside the cabin.

Namely, a super-fresh interior with desirable factory sports seats, a crack-free dash, door cards, clean carpets, headliner, and fully functional switchgear, accessories and lighting. Pedal covers display wear commensurate with the odometer’s 33k and change miles, the factory AM/FM cassette deck sits low in front of the 5-speed shift, and even all four factory keys remain on the original selling dealer's complimentary key ring.

Modifications are limited to modern replacement headlights, which fairly closely mirror the (chipped and yellowed) originals while adding driving lights. Under the hood and in the factory air box is a K&N air filter element. The car is otherwise bone-stock right down to the factory welded mufflers; a rare find.

The car is said to retain full functionality; all accessories, switches, lights and options work as new, including A/C. The seller adds that it starts easily, idles smoothly, runs cool, and pulls hard through the gears, with nice clutch uptake and strong synchromesh on all gears. The factory limited-slip rear end contains 3.08 gears. Brakes and tires have ample remaining life.

The seller has provided several shots of the car underneath, and apart from expected surface corrosion, the car is said to be entirely rust-free. The seller adds that it’s never been hit, and that all bodywork, paint and decals are fully factory original. Sale includes all factory tools and manuals.


Aftermarket headlights

K&N filter element in factory air box


Sport seats


5-speed manual

Factory AM/FM cassette deck

Factory LSD w/ 3.08 gears



Excellent factory paint, trim and decals

Super tidy factory interior

Strong mechanicals in accordance with mileage

1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 hatchback


Bid to: $14750