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Old 07-22-2009, 03:52 AM   #21
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You know, we are discussing GT's vs LX's. But why not the 94-95 GT vs. GTS. Not many people know about them, but they are similar to the LX's of the fox body generation. The GT'S' stands for "stripped" and was actually called a GTS on the invoice. It consisted of deleted fog lights and rear wing. It came with the base 16" rims, no ABS, no interior trunk release, V6 sport seats(not even electric, unlike the V6's), plastic steering rim, standard 80 watt sound system and no cruise control. However, many of these options could be added. When everything was said and done, the GTS weighed about 100lbs less than a standard GT and carried an invoice of just over $17,000(The GT was over $19,000). Plus, only 6,800 GTS's were made, so they are relatively rare. Although this is a GT vs LX debate, I thought this to be comparable to the GT vs. GTS.
Did they make these GTS's in 96? I think I have one. I have a 96 GT, but with no fog lamps, no cruise, no ABS, no spoiler, cheap sound, 16" rims and V6 manual seats. I honestly thought that it was a V6 car that had a V8 swap, but the VIN confirms it as an X code GT.
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Did they make these GTS's in 96? I think I have one. I have a 96 GT, but with no fog lamps, no cruise, no ABS, no spoiler, cheap sound, 16" rims and V6 manual seats. I honestly thought that it was a V6 car that had a V8 swap, but the VIN confirms it as an X code GT.
Ford got rid of the GTS and replaced it with 248A package from '96-'98. Probably what you have, pretty much the same thing as the GTS and just as rare. http://www.yellowmustangregistry.com/Production96.html
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When I bought my 1990 LX 5.0 hatchback back in 1990 I got the LX because I liked the sleeper look. If you knew cars, you could spot them due to the dual exhaust and big fat rear tires. Or the 5.0 badge on the sides.
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Shaved badges for the win.... you don't need to spot them, you can hear them
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:48 PM   #25
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Ford got rid of the GTS and replaced it with 248A package from '96-'98. Probably what you have, pretty much the same thing as the GTS and just as rare. http://www.yellowmustangregistry.com/Production96.html
Yep, I have one. I have a 248A with the 248A Option 1 package, which gives power windows/locks/trunk pop. I am still in shock to be honest, didn't realize that it was that rare.
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Yep, I have one. I have a 248A with the 248A Option 1 package, which gives power windows/locks/trunk pop. I am still in shock to be honest, didn't realize that it was that rare.
Congrats.
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Congrats.
Thanks alot. I was always griping because of how cheap it is, not anymore. Finding rare mustangs must be in my blood, my dad had a 69 Mach 1 with a 390 in it lol.

I just fully confirmed it. GT2 body code, V6 Manual Drivers seat, no spoiler, no fog lamps, cheap radio, no ABS, 16" rims, etc.
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I believe as stated before; Individual preference and yr.
Always has been and always will be GT for me.
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I believe as stated before; Individual preference and yr.
Always has been and always will be GT for me.
I checked out your site. VERY impressive! You've done an incredible job with your '89. My biggest gripe about those years were the tail lights (on the GT's) so I love what you did with yours...
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I like em all. Lx is my fav though.
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I was always a fan of the GTs, and I loved my 89 GT. After she bit the dust I got the 86 LX, partly because I"ve always wanted a four eye and because when all is said and done it should be a good 250-300 lbs lighter than my GT with the full interior. The whole LX hatch really grew on me, but I'm a sucker for a nice notch.
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I checked out your site. VERY impressive! You've done an incredible job with your '89. My biggest gripe about those years were the tail lights (on the GT's) so I love what you did with yours...
Thank you very much for the complement!
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