1990 Mustang LX 7-Up Edition

$25,000 Negotiable

1990 Mustang LX 7-Up Edition

The owner of this beautiful low mileage, original 1990 7 Up Limited-Edition Mustang believes he is the 4th owner of the car. The car was originally sold by L.B. Smith Ford in Lemoyne PA. The car comes with the original Warranty Information Booklet, The Mustang 1990 Operating Guide, The Ford 1990 Electronic Sound System Operating Guide, the 1990 Mustang/Thunderbird/Cougar/Ford/Grand Marquis Maintenance Schedule and Record Log, the original Goodyear Limited Warranty Policy booklet, the 1990 Mustang Owner Guide, the convertible top boot and the Haynes Mustang Shop Manual. There is also a bottle of touch up paint.

Under previous ownership weld-in sub frame connectors and a Short Throw Shifter were installed, improving the performance and drivability of the car.

This car is an unmolested excellent example of the 7 Up promotional vehicles. The originality is evidenced by the retention of the rubber boot on the distributor, the original plug wires, distributor cap, radiator hoses, mini spare tire, the Ford Motorsport serpentine belt and under hood labels.

The driver’s side seat shows some wrinkles in the leather, the passenger and rear seat are pristine. The car was recently professionally detailed with only a couple minor scratches in the paint on the driver’s side front fender. There is no rust in the vehicle.

• Fuel Injected 5.0L/225 HP V8 engine
• Dual exhaust
• Traction-loc rear axle
• Power rack and pinion steering
• Power front disc, rear drum brakes
• Air conditioning
• Remote mirrors
• Tinted glass
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel
• Turbine wheels
• Two sets of keys

The 7-Up Mustang

In December of 1989, Ford Motor Company started production of the Limited-Edition Mustang. Only two cars were built this month. Full production began February 2, 1990, and ended May 29, 1990. These cars were built on the LX convertible platform. All convertibles started out as coupes and had the hard top removed before being shipped to Cars & Concept io Brighton, MI to have the hardtop installed. Originally, 5,000 were to be assembled at the Dearborn Rouge complex, but in the end only 4,103 were built.

Ford and the 7-Up Bottling Co. teamed up to give away thirty (30) cars at the conclusion of the 1990 NCAA collegiate basketball tournament. In order to win a car, you had to sink a basket in one try from center court. This was supposed to occur at halftime of the championship game. According to the Ford Motor Company, for some reason, the giveaway never materialized.

The deep Emerald Green clearcoat metallic paint was new for the Mustang as was the oxford white dashboard and console. Factory 15” GT wheels were also added. Engines for the Limited Edition as the 5.0L (302 c.i.) H.O. Transmissions were the 4-speed AOD and the Borg Warner T-5. The cars were all to be auto’s but Ford decided to build 5-speeds also. Standard axle ratio for all cars is the (M) codde2.73. 5 speed cars free upgrade is the (Z) code3.08m while the automatic cars upgrade is the E code 3.27.

Other features of this vehicle were matching color-keyed body side moldings, fascia molding and the side view mirrors. All cars came with Special Value Package #245, which included Speed Control, AM/FM Cassette Premium Sound, (which could be deleted for credit) and manual A/C. New for 1990 was the Supplemental Restraint System or (SRS). This is the combination of driver airbag and shoulder belts. Because of this airbag, the tilt wheel was deleted in ’90.

The white leather interior, code (CZ) boasted power lumbar and side bolster support. The front section of the seats has a manual three position movement for added comfort. Power windows and the power lock group, (windows, doors, trunk) were also added. The center armrest was deleted in 1990 due to weight savings but reappeared late in the year due to customer demand.

The convertible tops added at Cars & Concepts have a power up/down dash mounted switch. An in-depth article on the installation can be found in the July ’90 edition of Mustang Monthly. It shows pictures, and it looks like a Limited Edition one. Maybe it’s your car.

The special paint color, code (PA) was only supposed to be on our cars, but customer demand won out and Ford offered it on selected models in 1991. The color code (PA) in 1990 has seven (7) shades. If you need repainting, you will need to know your build date.

Now available at Horsepower Enterprises LLC, a full service, repair and restoration shop and special interest automobile showroom. Lancaster, Pennsylvania, (717)392-0599 option 2.

Exterior: Deep Emerald Green     
VIN: 1FACP44E5LF168309   

Mileage: 23,830
Interior: Oxford White Leather/White Top
Engine: 5.0L – 302 Cu In 255 HP
Transmission: 5 Speed Manual

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