Maybe we need the police to investigate this one because the Pick of the Day is an intriguing offer but the advertisement on ClassicCars.com doesn’t answer all of our questions.
The car is an unusually all-black 1989 Ford Mustang with dog-dish hubcaps and what appears to be a lowered stance.
That would make sense since the advertisement by a dealership in West Babylon, New York, notes that this Mustang is an SSP (special service package) Police Package vehicle that once did duty in California.
The car has a 5.0-liter V8 engine and 5-speed manual transmission, and the Mustang originally was a factory black-and-white. It also has factory air conditioning and comes with a Marti Report “with all info.”
We wish that info had been shared in the car’s advertisement because knowing the car’s service record might help answer some of our questions. For example, isn’t a manual gearbox unusual in a police vehicle? How long was the car in service? Why was it repainted in all black? Does any of the original police gear remain with the car? Is the interior original or has it been redone?
Answers might make the asking price of $19,900 seem a bargain.
And why, if the advertisement says the odometer shows 34,563 miles does the dealer note “miles is exempt,” which means that the true mileage in unverified?