1998 Ford

Mustang GT $21,500

$21,500

Description

1998 Ford Mustang GT

The new engine for the Mustang GT, an SOHC 4.6-liter V-8, invokes technology that the obsolete 5.0 didn't have, yet it arrives at almost identical output. The main reasons for changing the engines were the tougher federal fuel-economy standards and onboard diagnostic system (OBD-II) requirements that both kick in for 1996. Ford knew the aged 5.0 liter was not going to make the cut anymore.

Most of the real improvements brought about by the modular V-8 power plant are aimed not at performance, but rather at refinement. Noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH) characteristics are first addressed in the engine structure itself, with lightweight pistons and connecting rods, a deep-skirt block, deep head bolts, and five cross-bolted main bearings. This 1998 Mustang GT is presented for consignment in Atlantic Blue and sporting a 4-speed automatic transmission and a mere 45,693 title verified actual miles. This pony is ready to run.

Exterior
Bathed in the original factory applied Atlantic Blue, this body presents nicely with well minded gaps and very good paint. A few minor dings and scuffs show on the body and neoprene bumper covers but one has to look hard to find them. A few of the iconic Mustang design cues are still present on this SN-95 Mustang. The first is the hockey stick cove which starts on the front of the rear quarter panel with a faux air inlet duct and runs to the front of the doors and into the front fender well. Second are the triple taillights which now wrap around to the rear of the quarters. An aerodynamic rear spoiler sits atop of the trunk lid. 17-inch dual 5 spoke aluminum alloy wheels are wrapped 245/45/ZR17's rubber front and back

Interior
A swing of the door shows us gray deluxe cloth front bucket seats that show nearly no wear to the smooth gray cloth bolsters and heavily padded multi-colored inserts. A 2 plus 2 rear bench seat, that also folds down to provide more cargo room, is looking like it was never sat in. Another iconic design cue is the dual swooped dash which presents in black and gray and melts into a center console with another rounded bottom curved line. Gray carpet covers all the floors. The iconic curves continue on the door panels in gray and black, with the swoops housing all the power toggles for windows, locks and mirrors. All original instruments and all clean as well showing the driver all necessary engine functions. A centrally located HVAC control keeps the occupants comfortable year-round and the factory AM/FM/Cassette & CD player is installed to keep the audiophile in us sated.

Drivetrain
A pop of the hood reveals a slightly aged but well-kept 4.6L SOHC V8 wedged between the shock towers. This technological marvel of engineering is fed by EFI and we see power steering, air conditioning and hydro-boost power brakes. A new serpentine belt and pulleys have recently been installed. A 4R70W 4-speed automatic transmission sends power back to a Ford 8.8" rear axle that contains a 3.27 TracLok gear set. Reliability and fun all wrapped up in one.

Undercarriage
Seen underneath, a structurally sound undercarriage with independent coil springs upfront, and 4 link with coil springs on the rear. Some surface rust is seen on the usual suspects, but this is surface variety so is mostly harmless. Power disc brakes are all around and a clean and rust-free dual exhaust system with OEM mufflers puts a throaty sound out the back through chromed tips which peek out the bottom of the rear bumper cover.

Drive-Ability
A quick starter, smooth runner, and very nice handling automobile. The Atlantic Blue paint is fantastic, and the curvaceous interior is beautiful. The 4.6 Liter V8 provides adequate power and puts a smile on my face, (I love it when I get to kick in these low mile pony cars). The stereo gives great sound quality even with all the glass down and the roar from the dual exhaust. A plus!

An Atlantic Blue horse riding across the desert, the gray deluxe cloth interior blending into the sun-drenched scenery of mesas and saguaro cacti. The engine runs very nicely, putting out smooth power through the 4-speed automatic to the rear wheels. A low mileage wild horse that you tame with your braking foot and let run loose with your right ostrich skin boot!

VIN DECODE
1FAFP42X6WF156627
1-USA
F-Ford Motor Company
A-Passenger Car
F-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
P42-GT Coupe
X-4.6L V8 225hp
6-Check Digit
W-1998
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
156627-Sequential Unit Number

DOOR STICKER
EXT PNT K6-Atlantic Blue Metallic
INT TR 72-Gray Cloth
AXLE ME-8.8" 3.27 TracLoc
TR U-4R70W Automatic

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Specs

Basic

Year
1998
Make
Ford
Model
Mustang
Sub Model
GT
Miles
45,600
Vin
1FAFP42X6WF156627
Stock
4206

Engine

Engine Size
4.6 SOHC V8
Fuel Specification
91 Octane or below
Engine Type
Gasoline
Transmission Type
4 Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
RWD

Body

Body Color
Atlantic Blue Metallic
Body Style
Coupe
Doors
2
Paint Type
Basecoat/Clearcoat

Interior

Interior Color
Gray
Seating Type
Buckets With Console
Seat Material
Cloth
Shifter Type
Floor

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