1989 Ford Mustang GT Convertible - Jim Williams


This project will be my first restoration. I bought the car for only $1500 from a co-worker after it sat in his driveway for a year due to a starter problem. 117,000 original miles, BBK cold air intake, and less than 500 on the newly rebuilt AOD transmission at the time. My original plan was to throw on a new top and some seat covers and sell it a few months later at Mustangs at Queen Mary to make some cash. Problem is, I fell in love with the car. It needs a little more work than I anticipated (heater core, fuel gauge problem, old rickety suspension, window guides, etc . . .) but, so far, it's all little things that I can fix myself.

Future plans for the car include 17" 5-lug Bullet wheels (have the rims - just needs conversion and tires), 1" drop, smoothed trunk lid with a different (but tasteful) spoiler, Watts link, strut tower brace, and the standard performance bolt-ons (headers, off road H pipe, catback, tune, throttle body spacer). I don't want to make TOO much power because I don't want to twist it up. This car is being built for reliability and long road trips.

I have already had quite a bit of fun in this car and it is only going to get better! Once I get this one done, it's on to turn my '07 Mustang GT Premium Coupe into a street / track car. More interested in turning than blasting down the strip.

Jim Williams' 1989 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Jim Williams' 1989 Ford Mustang GT Convertible

Jim Williams' 1989 Ford Mustang GT Convertible