Update: 1989 Mustang GT Sold!
August 2007 – After quite a bit of deliberation, I’ve sold the 1989 Mustang GT described below that was originally designated as the donor. A couple of factors when into the decision, including:
- Mike Percy of Cypress Automotive Salvage in Oakland had a really nice deal on a strong 1993 Mustang GT.
- The 1989 was a pretty nice car and should probably be fixed up.
- The hassle of tearing down the donor and disposing of all the parts.
Finding a Donor
Sometime in the summer of 2006 I received final approval (thaks Karen!) to move forward with the FFR Cobra project, provided it was a "budget build" utilizing a Mustang donor.
I immediately set up a couple of "watch lists" using my Netvibes home page and some RSS feeds from the Seattle and Portland Craigslist. This way I could watch items tagged with "mustang" in almost real time. Finding an unmolested Mustang from 1989 to 1993 is getting harder all the time and I needed to respond quickly once I found one.
In August 2006 I spotted a 1989 Mustang GT on Craigslist for $2700.00 and snatched it up. The car spent most of it’s life in Montana and has 117,000 miles. The body is straight and original with a few minor dings. The front air dam has been pushed back, probably more than once, with some of the plastic cracking and both fog lights broken out.