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1987 Ford Mustang LX

The Survivor

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The Survivor is a 1987 Ford Mustang LX Sedan with a 5.0 V8, a Borg-Warner T-5 manual transmission, 14,000 original miles, and a heap o' rust underneath.

I brought home this low-mileage gem in September of 2006, and other than a short trip home from the shipping terminal and a drive to get an emissions test, it hasn't been on the road since I've owned it.

As I've noted in the Survivor's entry in the About section, when I purchased this car, I did so on eBay and the owner swore it was in great shape.

It wasn't.

A severely rusted underbelly was my reward for taking a chance.

That's what the Survivor project is all about: saving an otherwise pristine, low-mileage 5.0 Mustang from car cancer.

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