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1987 Ford Mustang LX Is Called Sandy

If you had to pick a color to paint your Mustang, the shade used on the 1987 Ford Mustang LX owned by Robert Miller isn’t the shade you’d likely pick from the color chart. It’s a boring beige. The car is so beige that it’s been named Sandy.

Take a close up, myopic look at the color, and you might think the car is boing too. Zoom out a bit, and you can see clearly that Sandy is working that boring beige color called Sand Beige 8L. Other than the paint color, the car is a beast. It’s a factory 1987 Mustang LX notchback, which you don’t see many of today.

The beige paint is offset with bronze color Rovos Durban 18-inch wheels wrapped in BFGoodrich G-Force 265/35 front tires and 283/35s in the rear. The car rolls on Maximum Motorsports coilover front suspension with Weight Jacker rear lower control arms and adjustable upper control arms.

The suspension also uses SN95 spindles, Cobra brakes, and Maximum Motorsports caster/camber plates and strut tower brace. The engine is a 1995 short block with an Eagle crank and rods, SRP pistons, mystery cam, Edelbrack Victor Jr. intake, Crane 1.6 rockers, and Trick Flow Box R intake. The car is fuel injected. The combination makes 401 horsepower at the wheels.

The transmission is a Tremec TKO with a Spec clutch and a Ford Performance aluminum driveshaft. Under the hood is the same beige paint, and the entire build is very well done. There are no performance numbers offered for the car. A lightweight Fox body 1987 Mustang LX with 401 horsepower should be a mover. This car looks like it would be as at home on the road course as it is on the drag strip. We’ve seen some nice Fox body Mustangs lately, check out this 1992 LX convertible.

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Source: Hotrod

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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