Saturday, January 12, 2019

do you remember the 1989 Mustangs? And how the better looking GT 5.0 was slower than the LX 5.0?

In the back of an old shop—in a 100-plus-year-old boiler room—in urban Cleveland, hid a 1989 Mustang LX 5.0L that had been parked and covered there since 1999 or 2000.

“The paperwork that the Ford dealership gets when the order is placed revealed a peculiar option list” on this Mustang. “It didn’t just list not having options; it listed what options you couldn’t get due to this one particular code.”

It's code 41X. 

The mystery of 41X is that it programmed the assembly line to build the most stripped-down and lightweight ’89 Mustang in either coupe or hatchback, but not convertible. But salesmen on the showroom floor always want to sell options and accessories, making 41X a code Ford did not want widely circulated.

No air conditioner, no power door locks, no power windows, no premium sound systems, and no dual electric remote mirrors.

According to Kevin Marti, there were a total of 1,132 Mustangs produced with option code package 41X.

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