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My dad used to have an '88 5.0, and ever since I got my mustang, all he does is talk about how fast it was. Has anyone heard of an unmodified 5.0 doing a 1/4 mile in 9 seconds, give or take a couple?
 

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My dad used to have an '88 5.0, and ever since I got my mustang, all he does is talk about how fast it was. Has anyone heard of an unmodified 5.0 doing a 1/4 mile in 9 seconds, give or take a couple?
An unmodded 5.0 doing 9 in the quarter no. The 1/8 mile maybe.
 

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Not a chance. 15 seconds at best! But hey he's your father, if he wants relive his memory's some how threw your mustang let him think what he wants to think ;-) the specs on the 1988 are as follows....... The Mustang LX5.0 continues to do well in sales, as it offers all the amenities of the GT without the 200 extra pounds the GT package adds. In addition, the LX body style perfectly conceals the powerful 5.0L V8 engine, creating the ultimate wolf in sheep’s clothing.


Production Numbers:
66B 2dr Sedan: 53,221
61B 3dr Hatchback: 125,930
66B 2dr Convertible: 32,074
Total: 211,225

Available Engines:
2.3L 1V 4cyl 88hp
5.0L EFI V-8 225hp (HO)

Available Exterior Colors
Color

Code

Black

1C

Dark Grey Metallic

1D

Light Grey

1K

Bright Red

21

Cabernet Red

2H

Medium Shadow Blue Metallic

3R

Tropical Yellow

66

Dark Shadow Blue Metallic

7N

Bright Regatta Blue Metallic

7H

Almond

6V

Oxford White 9L
Retail Prices:
Coupe: $8,835.00
Convertible $13,702.00
Hatchback: $9,341.00








Interior Trim Code
Regatta Blue B
Scarlet D
Smoke G
Sand Beige Y
White/Scarlet (Convertible) N
White/Blue (Convertible) Q
White/Smoke (Convertible) U












Vehicle Identification Numbers
Engine Codes
2.3L 1V 4cyl 88hp A
5.0L EFI V-8 225hp (HO) M
1FA - Ford Motor Co.
B - Restraint system (B-active belts)
P - Passenger car
40 - Body code (40 - 2dr LX, 41 - 3dr LX, 42 - 3dr GT, 43 - 3dr GT, 44 - 2dr LX convertible, 45 - 2dr GT convertible)
A - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
J - Year (J - 1988)
F - Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
Example: 1FABP40A6JF000001

Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver's side of the dash, visible through windshield; the certification label is attached to the rear face of the driver's door.

















Mustang Performance
1988 Ford Mustang GT
0-60 mph: 6.4 sec
Quarter Mile: 15.0 sec
 

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V6Mustang40th said:
My dad used to have an '88 5.0, and ever since I got my mustang, all he does is talk about how fast it was. Has anyone heard of an unmodified 5.0 doing a 1/4 mile in 9 seconds, give or take a couple?
Haha, his car sounds like god, you know parents ,they always have 1 up you
 

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I admit that I do this... somehow I remember all of my Chevelles, Camaros, Firebirds, Vettes, and such as being faster than they probably were... I have not however claimed to have owned a 9 second car. LOL!

My Mustang isn't fast, but 25 years from now I'll probably tell people it got better MPG than a Prius...
 
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