1989 Ford Mustang SSP 5.0 LX

1989 Ford Mustang LX

Technical specifications of Ford Mustang 1989

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Item location: Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Make: Ford
Model: Mustang
SubModel: SSP Highway Patrol
Type: Coupe
Trim: LX
Year: 1989
Mileage: 106,275
VIN: 1FABP40E0KF193411
Color: Blue
Engine size: 5.0 V8
Number of cylinders: 8
Power options: Air Conditioning, Cruise Control, Power Locks, Power Windows, Power Seats
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Automatic
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Gray
Safety options: Anti-Lock Brakes, Driver Airbag
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

1989 Ford Mustang SSP 5.0Minnesota State Patrol

In my 35 years of appraising collector cars this Mustang is near the top of the list for its correctness.

When I list a car on eBay it had better be one that will not compromise my 100% eBay rating.

Believe me whoever buys this 1989 Ford Mustang SSP will like it the longer they own it.

Here is the history of this low mile, properly equipped Minnesota State Patrol 1989 Ford Mustang SSP

- This very rare (1 of 4) Dark Shadow Blue Metallic Special Service Package (SSP) Mustang was originally purchased on 3/14/89 as part of a Minnesota State Patrol (MSP) fleet order of 20 SSP Mustangs.

- The other exterior colors from Ford included Black, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Scarlet Red, Medium Shadow Blue, and Right Regatta Blue.

- This SSP Mustang was in service from 1989 until it was sold at auction in 1992 to a Minnesota buyer - details will be given to the new owner.This owner repainted the Mustang in 1997 keeping all the original rust freebody panels. The VIN tags are still in place on all panels. The chassis is rust free - photos upon request.

- Sold in 2010 to a Wisconsin buyer. Details will be given to the new owner.

- Sold in 2010 to a Minnesota buyer.Details will be given to the new owner.

- Sold in 2011 toa Minnesota buyer.Details will be given to the new owner.

- Sold in 2015 to the current owner Joe Wagner, St. Paul, Minnesota.

- Ford built 776 SSP Mustangs in 1989 - the only year that the Minnesota State Patrol ordered SSP Mustangs.

- The four Minnesota State Patrol Dark Shadow Blue Metallic SSP Mustangs had consecutive VINs and were the last four VINs of the 20 ordered.Only 4 of the 20MSP SSPs are currently accounted for.

- This is a real P40 Code Ford SSP Mustang.All period correct and working police gear including: Federal Signal siren PA300, Uniden Bearcat scanner radar MPHK55, GE Ranger radio, Wig Wag headlights and tail lights, GE CB radio, Show Me - No Show fog lights and MORE.

- Highly documented with Ford factory letter, CarFax, police equipment order form, production figures and more.

- The original well kept condition of this SSP Mustang when it came out of service has been attributed to the care it received while in service.

- This 1989 Ford SSP Mustang is well documented on the SSPMustang website

-Collectors are beginning to appreciate the value of these SSP Mustangs. A Ford Mustang SSP sold this past October at the GAA Classic Car Auction for$35,000.

- You are buying this SSP Mustang from a 31 year licensed Minnesota auto dealer. We have sold over 25,000 classic cars and antique motorcycles over our 31 year history. Our eBay rating is 100%. We will assist in arranging reasonable transportation if you desire. Please call our office with any questions. Ron Christenson, 651-633-9655.

Partial list of standard and optional factory installed equipment:

Engine, 5.0 H0 V8

Forged pistons, roller cam

Oil cooler

4 speed AOD transmission

Auto transmission fluid cooler

Brakes, power disc front/drum rear

Stainless steel factory headers

Dual exhaust system w/ stainless tips

Fuel tank capacity- 15.4 Gallons

Heavy duty stabilizer bars, front & rear

Full instrumentation with in-dash tach

Rear defroster

AM/FM stereo radio w/clock

Visibility light group

Certified calibrated 160 mph speedometer

Single key locking doors/trunk

Reinforced floor pans and seat back

Full size spare tire

15” X 7” cast aluminum wheels

Anti RFI bonding straps

Short history of Ford Mustang SSP Program

Special Service Mustangs, also referred to as SSPs, were built from 1982-1993. The California Highway Patrol started things off in 1982, with their search for suitable high-speed, enforcement-class vehicles. CHP specifically requested Mustangs from Ford for their rigorous testing, and Ford supplied them with several, including several hatchback models. The durability of the 5.0 cars, coupled with low purchase price and fuel economy (compared with the police-package offerings from the major auto makers at the time) proved to be very attractive for CHP and they placed an order for 400 Mustangs. These were stock 5.0 coupes, but had a few convenience items and specialized parts added to them for police use. Ford referred to this package as “Severe Service”, and included single-key locking (one key fits all), a Certified-Calibrated Speedometer, full-size spare, radio noise suppression package, relocated deck lid release, and painted the cars in the requisite black and white CHP paint scheme. In 1983, Ford offered the Mustang to other police agencies. Now referred to as the “Special Service Package”, many agencies ordered the cars and placed them into service. The Special Service Mustangs continued with about the same option content as the earlier, 1982 CHP-only cars, but other options did start to become available. These included items such as two-piece VASCAR speedometer cables, and agencies could special-order the cars in their specific pain schemes, with the specific option content that they desired.

Florida, Georgia,North Carolina,Texas, andWashingtonwere states that put 1983 Mustangs into service, and it’s reported that as many as forty agencies in total placed orders for the 1983 Special Service cars. The 1984 Mustangs were offered in the same configurations as the 1983s, with only minor changes that were shared with the regular-production cars. Package content between the years was also unchanged. The Special Service Mustangs continued to change with their civilian counterparts in 1985, as improvements were made by Ford. The Special Service Package content also changed starting in 1985, with even more changes happening with the 1986 models. Ford offered 15 inch steel wheels and special center caps as standard items on the 1985s (non-CFI). These wheels were considered a significantcosmetic and performance improvement over the earlier, 14 inch version. In 1986, Ford started offering more options designed at increasing the durability of the cars. These options included coolant-to-oil engine oil coolers, transmission coolers (automatic-equipped cars), and blue silicone radiator and heater hoses (depending on option ordered). Ford continued to add to and change the option content on the cars through the 1993 model year. Sadly, with the introduction of the SN-95 body style in 1994, Ford discontinued the Special Service Package option, and hasn’t produced a Mustang police car since.

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