500+hp 88 LX Stang Hatch, $17k invested, $8500 NJ


Disciple of speed
Dec 7, 2004
June price drop, last call. Selling it on drag lites for $6750 or on pony wheels for $6500, not a single penny less, NO NEGOTIATING. It sells for this or I part it out.

I'm legitimately about $17k into the car right now so this is a steal. The motor/blower/computer are worth that. That price includes, the car, with everything you see listed, welds and all, and a bunch of parts I have lying around. A spare set of pony wheels w/center caps, the original seats, a barely used set of 3:55's, a MINT 93 steering wheel & column(planned on making it look like a 93 interior), new radio gauge bezel for the cd player & 3 gauges, and a few odds & ends.

Car is running right now and is driveable but it's been sitting for over a year so it's filthy and it needs to be run for a while to clean it out. I don't have it registered/insured currently and don't really plan to because I just want it gone. For what I'm asking you could part it out and make another $3k+ easy. It's easily a 10 second car, and the motor setup proved this in the car it used to be in. The motor combo was put together and run 7x down the track, backed by a built AOD, 4400 converter and 3:73's, it ran consistant 10.6-10.7 with a best of 10.49@129. Motor dyno'd a very conservative 500rwhp. Mechanically the car doesn't need much but a refresh. I'd maybe put wires on it, change the plugs and fluids and you're good. Body is 6.5-7 out of 10. It's fairly straight, no major rot, 2 rust spots on the entire car and not major, 1 under the driver's door, 1 small one at the top rear of the roof. It will clean up nice just needs some mild TLC. All mods have around 8-10k miles MAX on them, and that's being VERY generous. Trans is new and shifts absolutely flawless. It's a bit underpowered for the motor in all honesty, but you could street it fine like this, or yank it & sell it while it's still young and throw in an AOD...it'll destroy most anything you run into!!

If interested call me, I probably won't see PM's as I'm not here often. Matt - 848-250-3006. Car's in central NJ. Clean & clear title in hand.

88 LX hatch, original 5.0 5sp car, Cosmetically it's not mint, it's definately not in bad shape though, no rot or anything, floors are 100% SOLID, there's the small rust spot at the top back of the roof and 1 under the driver's door, that's it. Bunch of small rock chips in the front bumper, small spot on the hood. Mechanically it's good to go. Car has weld drag lites, slicks & skinnies, I just bought them for the car 6 months back used, also has pony wheels w/good front tires & bald drag radials, have stock seats to go with it and a few odds & ends.

All mods have about 8k miles on them MAX and most haven’t seen full throttle at all. Motor's seen very little track time, drivetrain hasn't seen ANY. I unfortunately never got to enjoy the car much. Many parts are only 500 miles old. Mechanically it's basically been restored. Paint is 7 out of 10, it was done in 99 but still shines up nice, few rust bubbles but nothing bad.

It put down a legit 500rwhp with 3lbs more boost at Crazy Horse in South Amboy, NJ and this was the BARELY-TUNED run! I dropped the boost to try and make it more usable on the street. It's got a decent tune right now, (done by Job Spetter Jr. of Turbo People). All mods have at most 8k miles on them, many have way less, as is I've sunk well over $6000 in the car this past 2 years. With a nice drag suspension kit and a built AOD this would be a low 10 car EASY. Motor's been 10.6 consistent in the built AOD Notch it came from with a much more restrictive intake setup and a so/so tune. Now everything’s port matched and tuned right, so it’d be faster!

-Motor consists of a virgin 27,000 original mile 93 stock short block(all mods were added at 23k orig miles), entire motor/computer/fuel system were taken from a mid 10 second full caged notch. The motor was running mid 10's at 129mph in the notch, and that's before a lot of what's done now(since then all the following was done: all new ignition components, new upper/lower intake w/spacer, bigger throttle body/spacer, bigger injectors, better fuel pump, new computer and tune.

Performance Mods:
-Bone Stock 93 Short Block with 27,000 Original Miles
-Trick Flow Twisted Wedge Aluminum Heads
-1.72 Ford Motorsport Roller Rockers
-Hardened Pushrods
-Mac 1 3/4 Full Length Headers
-3" Prochamber H-pipe
-Flowmaster 40 Series Cat-Back
-Vortech V1 S-trim Supercharger (pullied for about 15lbs, not sure exactly because I never went all out with it)
-Vortech Race By-pass Valve
-Anderson Ford 4 inch Power-pipe
-Accel Gen 7 DFI Computer (BRAND NEW & tuned by Job Spetter Jr. of Turbo People; the same person who tuned "Big Daddy" Dwayne Gutridge's 7 second Notch)
-Trick Flow Track Heat Upper/Lower Intake (6 months old)
-1" Phenolic Intake Spacer (6 months old)
-Professional Products 75mm Polished Throttle Body/EGR Spacer (6 months old)
-Ultradyne Cam (284/284/-525-525)
-Motorsport Doulbe Roller Timing Chain
-MSD 6AL Ingnition (6 months old)
-MSD Distributor (just rebuilt)
-MSD Blaster SS Coil(6 months old)
-Taylor 10.4mm Race Wires
-NGK Race Spark Plugs (just done)
-Edelbrock High-flow Aluminum Water Pump (1 year old, 10k miles max)
-Fluidamper Damper
-Downs 3 Core Aluminum Radiator (1 year old)
-Aeromotive A1000 In Line Fuel Pump (hidden in front of the fuel tank, 9 months old)
-72lb Injectors (9 months old)
-Modified Stock Fuel Rails
-Paxton Adjustable Fuel Pressure Regulator
-Stainless Steel Braided Fuel Lines (9 months old)
-PA Performance 100 amp Alternator
-Battery Relocation Kit (done the RIGHT way, used welding cable, not the cheap cable that comes with the kit)
-Optima Red Top Battery
-Moroso Battery Shut-off Switch
-Tremec Base T-5(just like World Class I believe, in the car about 1.5 years, only has about 5k miles on it and hasn't seen full throttle at all yet, same for clutch/flywheel)
-Polyurethane Trans Mount
-King Cobra Clutch
-Aluminum Flywheel
-Pro 5.0 Shifter
-Aluminum Driveshaft
-Lakewood Driveshaft Safety Loop
-Eibach Pro Kit (1.5" Lowering springs)
-Wolfe Racecraft Anti-roll Bar (Installed by Coast Chassis, front sway bar removed)
-KYB AGX 8 Way Adjustable Rear Shocks
-KYB 4 Way Adjustable Front Struts
-QA1 Adjustable Caster/Camber Plates
-BBK Gripp Upper/Lower Rear Control Arms
-Reinforced Torque Boxes
-Aftermarket Posi (Eaton I think, can't remember)
-Strange 31sp Axles w/extended Studs
-Ford Motorsport 4:10 Gears
-SSBC Front Brake Kit (slotted rotors, bigger calipers, all are new but need to be cleaned as it’s been sitting and has surface rust on the rotors)
-Stainless Brake Lines

Appearance Mods:
-Boysenberry "Blue" Paint (it's definately more purple)
-Cervinis 2.5" Cowl Hood
-Indiglo 140mph Gauge Cluster w/custom Gloss Black Overlay Plate
-Grant Wood Steering Wheel (adds a slightly retro-mod look to it)
-Black Ball Shift Knob
-Flaming Pony Dash Plaque
-6 Piece Smoked Headlight Lenses
-20% Tint All Around With Tint Across Top Windshield
-HVAC Vents Painted Gloss Black
-Shift Bezel/HVAC Control Cover Painted Gloss Black
-Pony Emblem Above 5.0 Emblems
-Ventshade Rain Guards
-Black Chrome Fire Extinguisher

-Autometer Tach Pod
-Autometer Triple A-pillar Gauge Pod
-Autometer 5" Monster Tach w/Shift Light
-Autometer Boost Gauge
-Autometer Fuel Pressure Gauge
-Autometer Water Temp Gauge
-Autometer Oil Pressure Gauge
-Autometer Fuel Level Gauge
-Pioneer CD Player (not wired up yet)
-Infinity Reference 5x7 Rear Speakers
-Custom door fittings for 6.5 speakers(professionally done by a guy I previously sold the car to...he owned a car audio business)

Other New Parts:
-Master Cylinder (6 months old, no mileage)
-Power Steering Rack (6 months old, no mileage)
-Steering Rag Joint (6 months old)
-Alternator Just Redone (2 months old)
-100% Distributor Rebuild (3 months old)
-Outer Tie Rod Ends (6 months old, no mileage).

Newest pics, took them today with my cell. Sorry for the quality but the cell is the only working camera I own at the moment.



And here are a few older pics. Condition wise not much has changed interior wise and motor wise. The motor's all black now. I had the upper intake/TB/blower tubes/radiator shroud powdercoated black(not paint, ACTUAL powdercoat). It's dirty as hell from sitting obviously. I just got the interior back together, everything's the same I just replaced the grey carpet with black. Interior basically looks restored. Body wise it'll still shine up almost this nice, just a little more wear, which the price more than makes up for. If you clean it up good it'll look perfectly fine.

Obviously the Cobra R's are gone now. Has the drag lites & comes with the pony wheels as well.







do u have another steering wheel? car looks pretty mint in the interior. clean car for sure
Exactly, car's been off the road for a while so I had to get new plates...bastards!

Price update: $7500 firm as it sits, with NO SPARE PARTS, or $7000 firm on stock pony wheels. This is the bottom line, if it doesn't sell for this it's either never selling or getting parted out. Someone take advantage.
BUMP! Come on people...this is a no brainer. You'll never see a stang like this for this price again.
Wish I had the cash.. I would add this to the stable lol. Really nice car! GLWS.
Located in woodbridge, NJ, central jersey for those that aren't familiar.

And also, updated the price. This is absolutely rock bottom, and if it doesn't go soon it's unfortunately going to be parted out...

$6750 with drag lites or $6500 on pony wheels. I defy you to find a deal like this ANYWHERE.