Deal find: 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 for $2,900

Honestly, I’ll be surprised if this is still available shortly after this post goes live but someone should enjoy this. While doing some Craigslist searching I stumbled upon an ad for a 1990 Mustang LX 5.0 listed for $2,900 out of Long Island, New York. If you haven’t been paying attention to the market, to find any fox body Mustang right now listed for $3,000 is quite impressive. You can only imagine how much my eyes lit up when I saw it had the running 5.0L V8 engine with the 5 speed manual transmission. This is a hatchback body style.

That’s right, the ad says this thing runs. I will say from the pictures, it does look like it’s in a bit of rough shape. To be fair, the owner does say the Mustang has been “sitting for a while so it needs a little tlc”. Looking at the photos, it’s going to need some body work for sure along with a paint job. The interior looks complete and might just need a clean up from what I can see in the photos. Not bad for a Mustang that is 32 years old and has “been sitting for a while”. Apparently the odometer on this thing reads 66,000km and it is finished in red.

For those not familiar, being this is an LX model it might be less desirable than a GT model but honestly I would prefer it. You’re still getting 0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and a quarter mile time of 14.9 seconds with the 5.0L V8 engine under the hood. The LX trim level is basically a GT with less stuff in it which might not necessarily be a bad thing.

You can find the listing here. At the time of the posting it was still available for sale.

About Nick

Nick resides on the West Coast and lives for cars. He has a unique passion for old American FWD V-8 vehicles and his current daily is a 2004 Buick Century. He does also have a 2003 Porsche 996 Turbo, and a 2018 Kawasaki ZX-10R.