Foxy-looking 1987 Ford Mustang LX

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The Mustang appears to be a low-mileage, all-original survivor

The Pick of the Day could be a fine way to cruise into the new year, with a low-mileage survivor that is also an up-and-coming future classic.

The 1987 Ford Mustang LX hatchback is one of those Fox-bodied cars that have been gaining attention on collector radars. Starting in 1979, this new generation of the original pony car shook off the doldrums of the ’70s (ew, Mustang II) to re-establish the Mustang as a sporty favorite.

The hatchback adds practicality

This Mustang has exceptionally low mileage, with just 42,301 miles on the odometer, according to the Chicago-area dealer advertising the car on ClassicCars.com.

The car, an upmarket LX model, also boasts the right lineup of equipment, including 5.0-liter V8, five-speed manual transmission, full power accessories and leather-trimmed interior.

From the sparse description provided with the ad, we can surmise that this is an all-original Mustang that has somehow escaped the ravages of time to retain its original appearance and equipment. There’s no info about long-term storage or any repaint or refurbishment, so the car appears to be a factory original that was well-kept and rarely driven.

The interior looks to be in nine, original condition

With stickshift and V8 power, this Mustang would be a fun car to own and drive, although it should be treated as a bona fide collector car driven only on special outings. Adding too much mileage or wear on this car would be a shame. Not to mention dinging its future value.

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The asking price is modest enough at $13,990, although any potential buyer would need to pump the seller for more information and, if possible, confirming documentation.

To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day

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Bob Golfen is a longtime automotive writer and editor, focusing on new vehicles, collector cars, car culture and the automotive lifestyle. He is the former automotive writer and editor for The Arizona Republic and SPEED.com, the website for the SPEED motorsports channel. He has written free-lance articles for a number of publications, including Autoweek, The New York Times and Barrett-Jackson auction catalogs. A collector car enthusiast with a wide range of knowledge about the old cars that we all love and desire, Bob enjoys tinkering with archaic machinery. His current obsession is a 1962 Porsche 356 Super coupe.

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