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    Default Long Dry Spell Broken...

    Bought my first TC today in about five years... Ain't nuthin' special excepting for the paint(and isn't great)... Has the uber rare 3Z Titanium Frost paint, only avail in late spring/early summer of '88... First one I've actually seen... This is the good side, has a ugly dent in the LR otherwise would be decent... Still it's 5 speed, has 135K mi, runs OK and cost $310, I ain't complaining...







    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    Looks pretty clean...moonroof or sunroof?

    Damn it..I wish I could find a nice running TC for under 500 that looked even 1/4 as nice!
    '87 Mustang notch; 5 lug, PBR calipers, 3.55 gears, SFC's, mild 5.0 with '40P's, Cobra intake, E cam, BBK headers and X pipe, Flowmaster exhaust.
    "still slower than your grandma's scooter"..

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    Can I have it for $320?
    '88 Thunderbird LX: 306, Edelbrock Performer heads, Comp 266HR cam, Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, Edelbrock 70mm TB, 76mm C&L MAF, 30lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, AOD with 2800 PI converter, 8.8 with 3.73 gears, 31 spline Traction-Lok, 31 spline Moser axles, 04 Cobra front arms, Maximum Motorsports extreme duty rear arms, subframes.
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    Does it have the "Mach 1" stickers?

    Ive never seen that color either, didnt think they really existed.
    93 Festiva L, 193k miles, BP+T/G25MR swap, T3 50trim .48/.42, SRT FMIC, Capri electronics/Rocketchip, 2.5" exhaust
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    No sticker, neither does my red one...

    Until a there was a post about one over on NATO a couple months back, I too doubted the existence of the 3Z paint on a '88... Interesting he's in FL and that's where this one is from as well...






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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    Dent or no dent it's decent. I like the color on it.
    Old Grey Cat to this.88 Cat,5.0 HO, CW mounts,mass air,CI custom cam,afr165's,Tmoss worked cobra intake,BBK shorty's,off road h pipe, magnaflow ex. T-5,spec stage 2 clutch,8.8 373 TC trac loc,che ajustables with bullits on the rear.11" brakes up front. +

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    whats so special about the paint? looks like a silver TC to me just like mine is.
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    I'll buy it from you. No joke either.
    It's Gumby's fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88turbo View Post
    whats so special about the paint? looks like a silver TC to me just like mine is.
    It's not silver.
    Old Grey Cat to this.88 Cat,5.0 HO, CW mounts,mass air,CI custom cam,afr165's,Tmoss worked cobra intake,BBK shorty's,off road h pipe, magnaflow ex. T-5,spec stage 2 clutch,8.8 373 TC trac loc,che ajustables with bullits on the rear.11" brakes up front. +

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88turbo View Post
    whats so special about the paint? looks like a silver TC to me just like mine is.
    It isn't silver, I've owned a '87 & '88 TC in silver, this one is different... Has a slight goldish appearance...






    My other rides (that actually do run & drive)

    1969 Fairlane Cobra 428CJ 4-Speed

    1972 Comet GT - 306 C4

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