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Old 02-12-2003, 03:17 AM   #1
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I'm looking at picking up a 1987 t-top gt mustang. The guy I'm buying it from said there were only 400 made in 1987, how can I find out the exact numbers and if this car is a find?
Old 02-12-2003, 03:21 AM   #2
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Originally posted by 87t-top:
The guy...said there were only 400 made in 1987. How can I find out the exact numbers...?
You can't. There are no production figures available yet for options such as T-roof.

If you like the car and you want it, buy it.
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Old 02-12-2003, 03:22 AM   #3
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Look very closely at the car to make sure it's not an earlier model made to look like an 87. Most of the 87/88 t-top cars I've seen were. Do a search and you should find some info on them
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Old 02-12-2003, 11:57 AM   #4
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or you could just write down the VIN and check it. I have seen several 86 GTs that looked like 87-93 versions because someone replaced the hood and the nose.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:08 PM   #5
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You can check the 10th digit of the VIN. H is for model year 1987 while J will be 1988. You might also find the build date stamped in yellow in the engine compartment near the radiator supports.
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Old 02-12-2003, 12:12 PM   #6
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Although production numbers for T-tops aren't available, we've been accumulating percentages of hatchbacks in our registry with T-tops vs. sunroofs vs. neither. It appears that T-tops aren't as rare as people think they are (even in '87 and '88). Check out the percentages on our Registry Statistics page ( Percentage of Registered Hatchbacks by Roof Type as of 1/29/03 ).

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Old 02-12-2003, 05:23 PM   #7
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hmm, that gives me what I need to know. It is a 1987- confirmed that, but it sounds like the t-top is not a rare option. The car is in generally good condition so I think I will buy it since it is only $1000.
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i own an 87 GT T Top and just in my small home town i have seen 1 other... so i know they arent that rare... i did think they were alot more rare than they actually are before i saw that statistic but anyway i think it makes the car look alot better! mine is basically mint other than a few lil problems with the paint....
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