We run into several reasons for frustration as we search through the ClassicCars.com Marketplace looking for candidates for possible display as the Pick of the Day.
The Pick of the Day for today presents an example. It’s a 1989 Ford Mustang GT hatchback that, according to the advertisement placed by the private seller, has been driven only 1,778 miles since it was brand spanking new.
What we learn about the car from the advertisement is that it is in “pristine collector/investment grade condition” and, with the exception of the time it took to drive those 1,778 miles, has spent its “entire life” in climate-controlled storage.
“One hundred percent completely unmodified stock vehicle,” the seller notes, adding that the original window sticker is still attached to the passenger-side window.
“The Cabernet Red exterior paint is near perfect with no scratches, nicks, dings or imperfections,” the Ballston Lake, New York, seller promises.
“The interior is in perfect condition with absolutely no wear. The tweed cloth seating is color coordinated to the exterior.”
The car has a 5.0-liter high-output V8 engine, automatic transmission, power steering, Tracton-Lock rear axle, and “handling” suspension.
For the 1989 model year, the 5.0-liter HO V8 was rated at 225 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque.
It has the Power Equipment Group, Premium Sound System, air conditioning, and AM/FM/cassette tape deck audio system.
“Other features include leather-wrapped steering wheel, articulated sport seats with power lumbar support, factory tach, temperature gauge, voltmeter, and oil pressure gauge,” the seller continues.
“The original GT aluminum wheels are in perfect condition and include wheel locks and still have the original tires also in excellent condition.”
The seller notes that the 1989 model year marked the 25th anniversary of the Mustang and was “the last year with no airbag steering wheel.”
But what the advertisement doesn’t inform is why the car was driven only 1,778 miles in 32 years.
To misquote famed radio newsman and commentator Paul Harvey, “What’s the rest of the story?”
The car is being offered for $41,500. To view this listing on ClassicCars.com, see Pick of the Day.