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After 1980, the Mustang found itself in a squeeze--a strong recession, coupled with the rising cost of gasoline, were too much for the Mustang to handle. There was tremendous pressure to change the car to a front-wheel-drive platform, and Ford didn't have the resources to do so. It did the next best thing, at least from Ford's point of view. The car was slowly transformed from a "car for all" to a niche performance vehicle. By 1985, the trans-formation was complete.

In 1985 the 5-liter V-8 picked up a 35 hp and was rated at 210 hp, which was accomplished with dual exhausts, stainless steel tube headers, a roller camshaft, and a new accessory drive system. The Mustang hadn't seen such an engine since the early '70s.

It was now Ford's hot performance car, and it was available as a Mustang GT or a Mustang LX. For those who wanted a Europeanized version, there was the Mustang SVO with its turbocharged four-cylinder.

1985
From a collector's point of view, 1985 was important as it was another year of Mustang "firsts." It included the rejuvenated 5-liter V-8 and new 15x7-inch 10-hole wheels shod with Goodyear 225/60VR-15 Gatorback tires. In addition, the Mustang got a mild restyling up front. For restoration purposes, you can't go wrong with an '85 Mustang GT, especially with the T-top roof.

The same can be said of the LX/GT convertible. It had all the features of the hatchback, but lower production. For example, production figures show that only 35 5-liter Dark Sage cars were built, clearly a winner for those who like the uncommon--if you can find one.

At the same time, 1985 saw the emergence of the plain-Jane 5-liter LX as the "sleeper" of the notchback Fox-body Mustangs. From 1985 to 1993, this Pony proved to be the wolf in sheep's clothing, as it became the quickest of the herd. Ordering the V-8 engine automatically added all the GT suspension and other heavy-duty items, which resulted in virtually the fastest four-place car in America. Production was always low, and 1985 was no exception. The rarest LX was painted Dark Slate--only 31 were built.

The notchback 5.0 LX was also the car of choice of law-enforcement agencies. (They're referred to as "Special Service" cars under the "Colors" heading in the sidebars.) Through the '80s and '90s, production of the Police cars--as they are also called--was low.

This model year also saw the continuation of the Mustang SVO. Production was low--only 1,951 cars were built. Dark Sage again seemed to be the color of no choice, as only 32 were painted this hue. The SVO wasn't as popular as Ford wanted. It certainly had the power and handling, but it was priced way out of the market, some $4,000 more than a typical Mustang GT.

1986
The '86 models received three major mechanical modifications--a true H-pipe dual-exhaust system, a Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection (SEFI) system, and the 8.8-inch rear axle on the 5-liter cars. Except for mechanical changes made over the years to the engine (pistons, heads), the LX/GT Mustang remained unchanged until the Fox was retired in 1993.

This proved to be one of the high points in production (224,410). It was the highest output since 1980, and it still stands as the peak since then. The year 1986 was the last for the Mustang SVO, with 3,379 built. Of special interest were the two rare colors, Dark Sage (15) and Shadow Blue (71). Just as rare were the 6 Dark Sage LX 5.0 notchbacks, 6 Dark Slate LX 5.0 notchbacks, and 6 Dark Slate LX hatchbacks.

 1987-1990
Just as 1986 was the last year for any major mechanical changes, 1987 was the last year for major styling changes for the Fox Mustang. The GT got a more radical face-lift, and the side ground-effects skirt package gave the car a lower appearance. In the rear, the louvered taillights and new rear spoiler were the most noticeable.

The old GT spoiler was relegated for use on the LX, as were the old GT (10-hole) wheels. A 16-spoke wheel became standard equipment on the '87-'90 Mustang GT.

In 1987, the Mustang GT received a new horsepower rating (advertised at 225). In 1993, however, Ford decided to rate the engine retroactively downward to 205 hp due to a change in its rating system and slight mechanical changes to the vehicles that were said to reduce rated horsepower output.

 

The '87-'90 Mustang GTs became virtually identical, but Ford built the car, and people bought it. One special model, however, was made during this period--the '90 Limited Edition LX convertible. It came in Emerald Green with a white top and white leather interior with Sport seats. The Emerald Green paint extended to the body-side moldings and dual remote outside mirrors. They're known as the 7-Up cars. The 7-Up Bottling Company planned to give away 30 of them at the '90 NCAA basketball finals; it never did, but the name stuck. A total of 4,103 cars were built--1,360 five-speeds and 2,743 automatics.

The 1990 color production chart shows 4,106 Emerald Green convertibles were made, making it the most popular color by far. Medium Red, Medium Titanium, and Titanium Frost were all produced in single digits. Which model is more desirable? The Emerald Green cars, of course.

1991-1993
The '91-'93 Mustang GTs got new 16x7 five-spoke aluminum wheels, which made it possible to identify them from the '87-'90 GTs.  91-93 Mustangs used steering rack limiters to reduce steering travel for wheel and tire clearance.  These rack limiters are just plastic clips that slip over the shaft on the inner tie rod end side of the steering rack.  These clips can be removed fairly easily.

There were several Limited Edition (or Feature) cars in this period. The '921/2 Limited Edition, also known as a Summer Special, was an LX convertible painted Vibrant Red with white wheels. It was the first Mustang convertible to have a rear spoiler, and also the first with a black Lori cloth headliner. A total of 2,019 units were built.

Two more Limited Edition cars were built in 1993. Similar to the '921/2 Vibrant Red car, they were painted Chrome Yellow and Vibrant White. The Chrome Yellow car had chromed 16x7 five-spoke aluminum wheels. The top color choice was limited to white or black with the Chrome Yellow, and white with the Vibrant White. A total of 1,500 Vibrant White cars and 1,503 Chrome Yellow cars were built.

The SVT Mustang Cobra was the final special for 1993. It was the first ponycar from Ford's new Special Vehicle Team, and the precursor of some interesting and powerful Mustangs to come. The '93 Cobra's engine was rated at 235 hp, and it had better suspension components, larger wheels and tires, and a cleaned-up exterior. A total of 4,993 Cobras were built.

In addition, 107 Cobra "R" models were built. Like the old '65 Shelby GT350R, the R-model Cobra was supposed to be used in competition. Among other things, it featured a firmer suspension and an interior that lacked A/C, power windows, power door locks, a stereo system, and rear seats.

For 1994, the Fox Mustang got a newly restyled exterior and interior, but it was still based on the tried-and-true Fox chassis. It was referred to as the Fox-4 in Ford press materials. This vehicle lasted through the '04 model year. By then, the Mustang Cobra had an independent rear suspension and a supercharged V-8 engine that was conserva-tively rated at 390 hp, almost double what the old Mustang GT had.

Clearly, the Fox chassis served Ford and the Mustang well.

A definite high point in Fox Mustang development was the '85 Mustang GT. The 5-liter V-8 was rated at 210 hp, which was accomplished with dual exhausts, stainless steel tube headers, a roller camshaft, and a new accessory drive system.  The notchback Mustangs were popular with the troopers. From a collector's point of view, these cars require more restoration than other Mustangs because they were usually driven hard and rolled up a ton of mileage.  Mechanically identical to a GT, the LX was more sedate-looking. It was also lighter and quicker.  The LX used the pre-'87 rear spoiler and 10-hole "phone dial" wheels. In 1991, the LX could be fitted with the GT's five-spoke 16x7 wheels.

Other facts and info:  The aero package used unique louvered taillights and 16-spoke "turbine" wheels until 1990.  One way to identify the GT is by the five-spoke "Pony" aluminum wheels that came on the '91-'93 cars. Otherwise, the '91-'93 cars are identical to the '87-'90 GTs.   There were several Limited Edition models after the '90 car. The '93 Chrome Yellow Limited Edition is the only Mustang to have chrome wheels. Only 1,500 the '93 Vibrant White Limited Edition were produced, making it the rarest of all Limited Editions.  The '85 1/2 SVO was available with an optional Competition Prep option, a package that deleted the stereo and A/C. The SVO met a lot of market resistance--it was too expensive and most buyers preferred the bottom-end torque available from the cheaper 5-liter V-8.  The last SVO, was an '86 model. This was the last turbocharged Mustang Ford produced. In 2002 (as an '03 model), the Cobra arrived with an Eaton supercharger as standard equipment. 

 

 

Year

Make and Model

Engine

Transmission

Axle

Horsepower

Torque

0-60   

Quarter Mile        

Source

1982

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

4 spd  

3.08

157@4200       

240@2400       

8.0

16.3/84mph

Road & Track 1/82

1984

Ford Mustang SVO                     

140

5 spd  

2.97

176@4500       

210@3000       

7.7

15.85@87.4mph       

Motortrend 8/84

1985

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

2.73

210@4600       

265@3400       

7.1

15.51@89.7mph       

Motortrend 10/84

1987

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

2.73

225@4200       

300@3200       

6.5

15.13@94.1mph       

Motortrend 11/89

1988

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

3.08

230@4200       

310@3300       

7.1

15.60@91.5mph       

Motortrend 9/88

1989

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

2.73

225@4000       

300@3200       

7.2

15.77@92.8          

Motortrend 1/88

1989

Ford Mustang LX                      

302

5 spd  

3.08

225@4200       

300@3200       

6.6

15.38@91.52mph      

Motortrend 11/89

1989

Ford Mustang Saleen SC               

302

5 spd  

3.55

292@5200       

327@3500       

5.9

14.2@98mph          

Car & Driver 5/89

1990

Ford Mustang GT Roush Twin Turbo     

351

5 spd  

3.55

375@5200       

390@3500       

5.8

14.5@100.7mph       

Motortrend 1/91

1991

Ford Mustang LX                      

302

5 spd  

3.08

225@4200       

300@3200       

6.2

14.8@96mph

Motortrend 7/90

1992

Ford Mustang LX                      

302

5 spd  

2.73

225@4200       

300@3200       

7.1

15.5@90mph          

Road & Track 12/91

1993

Ford Mustang Cobra                   

302

5 spd  

3.08

235@5000       

285@4000       

6

14.6@96.5 mph       

Motortrend 6/93

1993

Ford Mustang Cobra                   

302

5 spd  

3.08

235@5000       

285@4000       

6

14.6@96.5 mph       

Musclecar Review 12/97

1993

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

AOD

2.73

205@4200       

275@3000       

8

16.1@85.1mph

Motortrend 5/93

1994

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

3.08

215@4200       

285@3400       

7.2

14.87@95mph    

Popular Hot Rodding 3/94

1994

Ford Mustang GT (Convertible)        

302

AOD

3.08

215@4200       

285@3400       

7.5

15.96@87mph         

Popular Hot Rodding 7/94

1995

Ford Mustang Cobra R                 

351

5 spd  

3.27

300@4800       

365@3750       

n/a    

13.67@102.82mph     

Musclecar Review 8/95

1995

Ford Mustang GT                      

302

5 spd  

3.08

215@4200       

285@3400       

7.4

15.8@88.2mph        

Road & Track 6/95

1995

Ford Mustang Saleen S351SR

351

5 spd  

3.27

480@5500       

487@3600       

4.9

13.2@111.9mph       

Road & Track 6/95

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra Kenne Bell        

280

5 spd  

3.27

392@6300       

371@5800       

4.8

13.2@109.4mph       

Motortrend 3/96

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

n/a    

14.05@101.05mph

Hot Rod 2/96

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

5.9

14.4@99.1mph        

R&T, Sports & GT Cars 96

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

6.4

14.0@102mph         

Car & Driver 12/95

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

n/a    

14.09@100mph        

High Tech 5/96

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

5.5

14.0@101.7mph       

Car Craft 10/95

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC Convertible

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

5.6

13.9@102.1mph       

Motortrend 7/96

1996

Ford Mustang Cobra Jet R SVT special 

373

5 spd  

3.27

350@4750       

385@3500       

5.2

13.3@106.7mph       

Motortrend 11/96

1996

Ford Mustang Saleen S281             

280

5 spd  

3.55

222@4400       

285@3500       

6.9

15.3@89.8mph        

Motortrend 8/96

1996

Ford Mustang Saleen S351 R

351

5 spd  

3.27

480@5500       

487@3600       

5.2

13.4@119.3mph       

Motortrend 4/96

1997

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC 

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

5.5

14.0@101.07mph      

Motortrend 9/97

1997

Ford Mustang Cobra Kenny Brown C4S   

280

5 spd  

3.73

425hp est        

n/a          

4.5

12.9@109.8mph       

Motortrend 9/97

1998

Ford Mustang Cobra DOHC              

280

5 spd  

3.27

305@5800       

300@4800       

5.7

14.2@99.5mph        

Road & Track 11/97

2000

Ford Mustang Cobra R                 

5.4

6 spd

3.55

   385@5700

   385@4500

12.58@110mph

MM&FF 5/00, 9/00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gear

Stock T5

Cobra T5

T5Z

Tremec

AOD

C4/C6

3550/TKO

1st

3.35

3.35

2.95

3.27

2.40

2.46

2nd

1.93

1.99

1.94

1.98

1.47

1.46

3rd

1.29

1.33

1.34

1.34

1.00

1.00

4th

1.00

1.00

1.00

1.00

0.67

N/A

5th

0.68

0.68

0.63

0.68

N/A

N/A

 

 

 

 

 

Fox Colors 1985

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0/GT

LX 5.0/GT

SVO

 

Sedan

Convertible

Hatchback

Hatchback

 

P26M

P27M

P28M

P28T

1B Medium Charcoal

213

727

5,791

334

1C Black

370

1,331

10,097

539

1E Silver

140

426

3,686

146

2A Medium Canyon Red

188

710

4,716

220

2R Jalapeno Red

148

1,324

6,105

348

3L Dark Blue

210

207

294

-

3V Light Regatta Blue

164

464

2,638

-

4E Dark Sage

37

35

36

32

4M Dark Slate

31

-

29

-

8L Sand Beige

62

43

81

-

8Y Dark Sable

55

-

79

-

9L Oxford White

330

1,722

5,908

332

Special Service

316

-

-

-

TOTAL

2,284

6,989

39,460

1,951

Fox Colors 1986

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0/GT

LX 5.0/GT

SVO

 

Sedan

Convertible

Hatchback

Hatchback

 

P26M

P27M

P28M

P28T

1C Black

544

2,455

10,895

1,053

1D Smoke

274

1,000

6,046

390

1E Silver Metallic

169

611

3,683

224

2A Medium Canyon Red

216

1,119

5,125

384

2R Jalapeno Red

284

2,770

8,108

681

3J Light Regatta Blue

115

384

2,408

-

4E Dark Sage

6

45

78

15

4M Dark Slate Metallic

6

-

6

-

7B Shadow Blue

254

176

244

71

8L Sand Beige

16

47

34

-

8Y Dark Sable

24

-

22

-

9L Oxford White

502

2,658

6,367

561

Special Service

415

-

-

-

TOTAL

2,825

11,265

43,016

3,379

Fox Colors 1987

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P40E

P41E

P44E

P42E

P45E

1C Black

62

2,317

281

9,292

2,211

1D Smoke Poly

421

1,100

116

4,526

576

1K Smoke

140

224

32

1,268

206

2D Medium Scarlet

642

1,545

435

7,462

2,331

2H Medium Cabernet

352

878

151

3,644

713

3R Medium Shadow Blue

277

734

130

-

-

6H Jonquil

94

156

68

-

-

7B Shadow Blue

371

941

116

4,065

674

7H Bright Regatta Blue

108

229

48

-

164

8L Sand Beige

47

79

36

-

-

8Y Dark Sable

45

68

27

-

-

9L Oxford White

786

1,371

633

6,799

3,576

Special Service

643

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

4,888

9,642

2,073

37,056

10,451


Fox Colors 1989

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P40E

P41E

P44E

P42E

P45E

21 Bright Red

409

1,249

368

2,516

1,345

66 Tropical Yellow

67

126

163

9,656

3,958

1C Black

2,174

5,356

1,563

2,598

809

1D Dark Grey Metallic

842

2,025

485

1,220

470

1K Light Grey

312

525

434

-

-

2D Medium Scarlet

718

2,032

1,207

3,738

2,070

2H Cabernet Red

899

2,734

1,499

4,655

2,307

3R Medium Shadow Blue

575

1,107

408

-

-

6V Almond

137

236

127

-

-

7H Bright Regatta Blue

687

1,799

626

2,824

1,090

7N Deep Shadow Blue

938

2,168

554

3,162

1,237

9L Oxford White

1,996

5,377

3,141

9,762

6,131

Special Service

776

-

-

-

-

Total

10,528

24,734

10,575

40,231

19,417


Fox Colors 1991

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P41E

P41F

P44E

P42E

P45E

EL Wild Strawberry

622

1,141

556

2,135

544

EM Medium Red

454

650

427

1,401

360

EP Bright Red

1,004

2,105

1,983

4,524

2,066

K3 Bimini Blue

106

379

67

-

-

KA Light Crystal Blue

100

349

65

-

-

MK Twilight Blue

420

867

219

916

212

PA Deep Emerald Jewel Green

584

1,266

423

2,311

592

PM Bright Calypso

159

522

122

1,799

555

UA Ebony

681

1,270

308

2,432

1,128

Y0 Oxford White

1,496

2,018

2,616

5,137

2,327

YC Black

240

508

115

1,027

300

YG Medium Titanium

491

693

457

1,348

344

YX Titanium Frost

557

929

492

1,647

424

Special Service

385

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

7,299

2,717

7,850

24,677

8,852

Fox Colors 1988

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P40E

P41E

P44E

P42E

P45E

66 Tropical Yellow

46

127

120

-

-

1C Black

1,552

3,832

768

12,017

3,791

1D Smoke Poly

452

1,629

277

5,075

902

1K Smoke

224

246

97

1,549

438

2D Medium Scarlet

648

2,391

1,008

8,642

4,043

2H Medium Cabernet

395

1,780

422

5,611

1,641

3R Medium Shadow Blue

253

881

233

-

-

6L Dark Sable

28

41

45

-

-

7H Bright Regatta Blue

313

1,322

353

3,806

1,096

7N Dark Shadow Blue

426

1,600

315

5,281

1,676

8L Sand Beige

23

95

74

-

-

9L Oxford White

829

2,387

1,476

8,301

4,571

Special Service

379

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

5,568

16,331

5,188

50,282

18,158


Fox Colors 1990

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P41E

P41F

P44E

P42E

P45E

EH Medium Cabernet

309

790

286

1,556

533

EL Wild Strawberry

734

2,315

516

3,177

856

EM Medium Red

6

14

5

54

15

EP Vermillion

1,158

3,154

1,330

6,358

2,808

KA Crystal Blue

12

-

-

-

-

MA Light Crystal Blue

434

478

210

-

-

MK Twilight Blue

610

1,576

311

1,924

529

MM Ultra Blue

7

-

-

-

768

PA Deep Emerald Jewel Green

6

31

4,106

67

9

Y0 Oxford White

1,256

3,039

1,708

7,110

3,587

YC Black

1,565

3,359

669

6,776

2,271

YF Light Dark Titanium

463

1,460

303

1,789

491

YG Medium Titanium

7

35

4

35

9

YU Dark Titanium

421

1,102

238

1,443

332

YX Titanium Frost

8

44

6

53

16

Special Service

921

-

-

-

-

Total

7,905

17,409

9,692

33,639

12,252



Fox Colors 1993

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

Cobra

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

 

P41E

P41F

P44E

P42E

P45E

P42D

BZ Chrome Yellow

-

-

1,503

-

-

-

EG Electric Red

702

1,252

459

1,331

420

-

EP Vermillion

910

1,439

601

2,239

1,277

-

ES Vibrant Red

-

-

-

549

221

1,881

EY Performance Red

-

-

-

576

197

9

KF Bright Lapis

-

-

-

840

245

-

LA Royal Blue

371

513

132

500

233

-

PD Reef Blue

1,177

1,802

561

2,065

671

-

PM Bright Calypso Green

519

885

361

-

-

-

UA Black

1,568

1,915

424

3,405

1,656

1,854

RD Teal

-

-

-

-

-

1,355

WB Vibrant White

906

1,226

2,157

2,529

1,438

-

YN Silver

354

344

184

425

177

-

Special Service

628

-

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

7,135

9,376

6,382

14,459

6,535

5,099

Fox Colors 1992

 

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

LX 5.0

GT

GT

 

Sedan

Hatchback

Convertible

Hatchback

Convertible

 

P41E

P41F

P44E

P42E

P45E

EL Wild Strawberry

310

638

327

906

266

EM Medium Red

-

-

-

167

54

EP Vermillion

637

1,293

1,086

2,788

1,481

EY Performance Red

-

-

2,193

-

-

K3 Bimini Blue

291

661

268

-

-

MK Twilight Blue

231

337

90

565

161

MM Ultra Blue

2

-

-

1,081

228

PA Deep Emerald Jewel Green

843

1,644

518

2,222

729

PM Bright Calypso Green

449

1,121

646

-

-

UA Black

961

1,392

261

2,985

1,258

Y0 Oxford White

651

910

978

2,477

1,366

YG Medium Titanium

176

259

98

327

100

YX Titanium Frost

253

416

141

547

180

Special Service

542

-

-

-

-

TOTAL

5,346

8,671

6,606

4,065

5,823

 

 


1979 -1993 Mustang Engine specifications

*************1979*************
4 140 2V 132 (Turbo) N/A W
6 170 2V 109 N/A Z
6 200 1V 85 N/A T
8 302 2V 140@3600 250@1800 F
 

***********1980**********
4 140 2V 88(MT)/90(AT) N/A A
4 140 2V N/A(Turbo) N/A W
6 200 1V 91(MT)/94(AT) N/A B
8 255 2V 118@3200 193@2200 D
 

************1981************
4 140 2V 88 N/A A
6 200 1V 94 N/A B
8 255 2V 115@3400 195@2200 D
8 255 2V 120@3400 205@2200 D

*************1982************
4 140 2V 88 N/A A
6 200 1V 94 N/A B
8 255 2V 111@3400 194@1600 D
8 302 2V 157@4200 240@2400 F

*************1983*************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A A
4 2.3L turbo 145@4600 180@3600 T
6 3.8L 2V 112 N/A 3
8 302 4V 175@4200 245@2400 M
 

****************1984**************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A A
4 2.3L turbo 145@4600 180@3600 T(GT)
4 2.3L turbo 175@5000 210@3000 W(SVO)
6 3.8L EFI 120 N/A 3
8 302 CFI 165@3800 245@2000 F
8 302 4V 175@4200 245@2400 M

**************1985*****************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A A
4 2.3L turbo 175@5000 210@3000 T(SVO)
6 3.8L EFI 120 N/A 3
8 302 CFI 180@4200 260@2600 M(AT)
8 302 4V 210@4400 270@3200 M(MT)

***************1985***************
4 2.3L turbo 205@5000 248@3000 T(SVO)

*************1986***************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A A
4 2.3L turbo 200@5000 240@3000 T(SVO)
6 3.8L EFI 120 N/A 3
8 302 EFI 200@4000 285@3000 M
 

**************1987************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A A
8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 M

**************1988************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M
8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 E

**************1989************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M
8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 E

**************1990************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M
8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 E

**************1991************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M

8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 E

**************1992************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M

8 302 EFI 225@4200 300@3200 E

**************1993************
4 2.3L 1V 88 N/A M

8 302 EFI 205@4200 275@3200 E
8 302 EFI 235@4600 280@4000 D

 

 

 


 

1979-1993 Mustang production numbers

*************1979**************
Notchback 143,382
Hatchback 108,758
Ghia Notchback 48,788
Ghia Hatchback 31,097
Mustang Pace Car Replica 11,000
All 5.0L 47,568
TOTAL: 369,936
*********1980**********
Notchback 117,015
Hatchback 86,569
Ghia Notchback 20,288
Ghia Hatchback 17,192
TOTAL: 241,064/271,322
**********1981***********
Notchback 69,994
Hatchback 68,111
Ghia Notchback 11,991
Ghia Hatchback 12,497
TOTAL: 162,059/182,552
********1982**********
Notchback N/A
Hatchback N/A
L/LG Notchback 45,316
GLX Notchback 5,828
GL Hatchback 45,901
GLX Hatchback 9,926
GT Hatchback 23,447
non GT 5.0L 4,656
GT 24,799
TOTAL: 130,418
 
**********1983************
Notchback 33,201
Hatchback N/A
L/LG Notchback N/A
GLX Notchback N/A
GL Hatchback N/A
GLX Hatchback N/A
GT Hatchback 26,656
non GT 5.0L 7,891
GT (turbo 4) 604
GT convertible 1001
Convertible (all) 23,438
All 5.0L 35,540
TOTAL: 120,873
***********1984************
Notchback 37,680
Hatchback 86,200
L/GL Notchback N/A
GT Hatchback 26,658
non GT 5.0L 5,280
GT (turbo 4) 3,798
GT convertible 6,256
Convertible (all) 17,600
All 5.0L 38,194
SVO (US) 4258
SVO (Canadian) 250
TOTAL: 141,480
 
***********1985***********
Notchback 56,781
Hatchback 84,623
GT hatchback 36,879
non GT 5.0L 6,326
GT 42,428
GT convertible 5,549
Convertible (all) 15,110
All 5.0L 48,754
SVO (US) 1496
SVO (Canadian) 19
TOTAL: 156,514
 
***********1985 1/2***********
SVO (US) 428
SVO (Canadian) 11
**********1986*********
Notchback (all) 106,720
Hatchback (all) 117,690
Convertible (all) 22,946
LX 5.0L 6,674
GT hatch 40,578
GT convertible 9,887
All 5.0L 57,139
SVO (US) 2906
SVO (Canadian) 476
TOTAL: 224,410
***********1987************
Notchback (all) 64,704
Hatchback (all) 94,441
Convertible (all) 21,447
LX 5.0L 16,609
GT hatch 47,539
GT convertible 10,451
All 5.0L 64,148
TOTAL: 159,145
*********1988***********
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) N/A
LX 5.0L 30,877
GT hatch 50,294
GT convertible 18,174
All 5.0L 99,345
TOTAL: 211,225
**********1989**********
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) 42,244
LX 5.0L 45,876
GT 59,701
All 5.0L 105,577
TOTAL: 209,769
************1990**********
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) 26,958
LX 5.0L 44,851
GT 34,435
All 5.0L 79,286
TOTAL: 128,189
**********1991*************
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) 21,513
LX 5.0L 27,880
GT 24,428
All 5.0L 52,308
TOTAL: 98,737
**********1992*********
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) 23,470
LX 5.0L 19,131
GT 20,445
All 5.0L 39,576
TOTAL: 79,280
***********1993***********
Notchback (all) N/A
Hatchback (all) N/A
Convertible (all) 26,300
LX 5.0L 22,902
GT 26,101
Cobra 4,993
All 5.0L 54,103
Cobra R 107
TOTAL: 114,228






 

Door tag info ("How do I know what XXXX my car came with?")


The vehicle door tag can tell you quite a bit about the color and options that your car left the factory with. One of these bits of information answers "What axle ratio does my car have?" which is very near the top of the list of frequently asked questions.

This information was distilled from various years of shop manuals and specification books. The original version of this document was based on a 1992 manual, so some bits may apply to '92 Mustangs only. Some information (such as trim codes and paint) change very often, while others probably haven't changed since '79. As a result, the info listed below is not guaranteed to apply to your vehicle, although most of it is probably accurate for the years listed. Buying the factory manuals for your year is the only way to be certain of having the correct information for your car (and even then there may be a few typos).

A handy source for all sorts of info on V8 powered 1979-1993 Mustangs is the "1979-93 V8 Mustang Specification Guide", available from:

DriveLines, P.O. Box 915, Pearblossom, CA 93533-0915,

The Vehicle Certification Label is located on the driver's door lock panel (the rear edge of the door) on Mustangs. The label will look something like this (on late '80's-early '90's cars, anyway):


`````````````````````````````````` MFD. BY FORD MOTOR CO. IN U.S.A.``````````````````````````````````````

DATE: 06/91`````````````````````````````````````````````````````GVWR: 4660LB/2113KG``````````````````````

FRONT GAWR: 2599LB`````````````````````````````````` 1178KG```````````````````````````````````````````````

REAR GAWR: 2092LB```````````````````````````````````````948KG``````````````````````````````````````````````

THIS VEHICLE CONFORMS TO ALL APPLICABLE FEDERAL MOTOR VEHICLE SAFETY, BUMPER, AND THEFT PREVENTION STANDARDS IN EFFECT ON THE DATE OF MANUFACTURE SHOWN ABOVE.

VIN:1FABP50U1KG250710``````````````````````````````````F0236`````````````````````````````````````````` TYPE:PASSENGER ```````````````````````````````````````````R0163`````````````````````````````````

````+------------------------------------------------------+````

`````````````````````````````````````````` B A R ````````````` C O D E``````````````

````+------------------------------------------------------+````

11 XXXXXX XXXXXX``````````````````````````````````````` B1``````XX

EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS`````````````````````````````````DSO


BODY````````VR``````MLDG``````INT TRIM`````TAPE```````R`````S`````AX`````TR

54D````````````XX```````XXX`````````````YF`````````````XX`````````H`````X`````M````TJJJJ

``````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````````FOEB-58204A10-BB


Most of the information of interest is at the bottom of the tag. I'll break down some of them in detail. First, a bit of info about the VIN:

1981-1993 Vehicles have a 17 character VIN. Not sure about 1994 vehicles.

1 F A B P 4 2 E 2 K Z 1 0 0 0 0 1

1 F A : are World Mfg Identifiers

B : Restraint System Type

P : Constant

4 2 : Line, Series, Body Type

E : Engine Type

2 : Check Digit

K : Model Year

Z : Assembly Plant

1 0 0 0 0 1 : Production Sequence Number

------------------

1979-1980 Vehicles have a 11 character VIN

X X X X X X X X X X X

The 1st digit : Model year

The 2nd digit : Assembly Plant

The 3rd and 4th digit : Body Type

The 5th digit : Engine Type

The 6th to 11th digits: Order Number

The items of most interest here are probably the "Body Type" and "Engine Type" fields. For Mustangs, the body type codes are:

# Year(s) Body Type Body Code

-- --------- --------------------------- ---------

    • 02 1979-1980 Base 2-Dr sedan 60F
    • 03 1979 Base 2-Dr sedan hatchback 69F
    • 03 1980 Ghia/Cobra 2-Dr hatchback 61R
    • 04 1979-1980 Ghia 2-Dr sedan 60H
    • 05 1979 Ghia/Cobra 2-Dr hatchback 69R
    • 05 1980 Base 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61H
    • 10 1981 Base 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 10 1982 L/GL 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 12 1981 Ghia 2-Dr sedan 66H
    • 12 1982 GLX 2-Dr sedan 66H
    • 13 1981 Base 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61H
    • 13 1982 GL 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61H
    • 15 1981 Ghia/Cobra 2-Dr hatchback 61R
    • 16 1982 GLX/GT 2-Dr hatchback 61B
    • 26 1983 L/GL/GLX 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 26 1984 L/LX 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 26 1985-1987 LX 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 27 1983 GLX/GT 2-Dr sedan convertible 66B
    • 27 1984-1987 LX/GT 2-Dr sedan convertible 66B
    • 28 1983 GL/GT/GLX 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61B
    • 28 1984 L/LX/GT 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61B
    • 28 1985-1987 LX/GT 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61B
    • 40 1988-1991 LX 2-Dr sedan 66B
    • 40 1992-1994 LX 2-Dr sedan LX2
    • 41 1988-1991 LX 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61B
    • 41 1992-1993 LX 2-Dr sedan hatchback LX3
    • 42 1988-1991 GT 2-Dr sedan hatchback 61B
    • 42 1992-1993 GT 2-Dr sedan hatchback GT3
    • 42 1994 GT 2-Dr sedan GT3
    • 44 1988-1991 LX 2-Dr sedan convertible 66B
    • 44 1992-1994 LX 2-Dr sedan convertible LXC
    • 45 1988-1991 GT 2-dr sedan convertible 66B
    • 45 1992-1994 GT 2-dr sedan convertible GTC

Engine types are as follows:

  • 3 3.8L CFI/2-Bbl V6 [1986]
  • 4 3.8L SEFI V6 [1984]
  • A 2.3L
  • D 4.2L 2-Bbl V8 [1980-1981]
  • D 5.0L SEFI SHP V8 (Cobra, Super High Performance) [1993-1994]
  • E 5.0L SEFI HO V8 [1988-1993]
  • F 5.0L 2-Bbl V8 [1979]
  • F 5.0L HO 2-Bbl V8 [1982]
  • F 5.0L HO CFI V8 [1984]
  • M 5.0L HO 4-Bbl V8 [1983-1985]
  • M 5.0L HO SEFI V8 [1986-1987]
  • M 2.3L OHC SEFI I-4 [1988-1993]
  • T 2.3L OHC EFI Turbo/Intercooled I-4 [1984-1986]
  • T 5.0L SEFI HO V8 [1994]

Now for the codes near the bottom of the tag. The number above the words "EXTERIOR PAINT COLORS" is the exterior paint code. My manual lists 61 paint codes so I won't list them here - I assume that only a small fraction of them were available on the Mustang.

Now, looking left-to-right across the line that starts with "BODY" and ends with "TR".

BODY Body code. This code will be one of those showed when discussing the VIN body type code.

VR Convertible roof type and color identification:

Info from 1992 manual

    • ---------------------
    • A Black
    • R Dark Blue
    • W White

Info from 1994 manual

    • ---------------------
    • MM Saddle
    • RR Black
    • WW White

MLDG Moulding type color codes. There are 12 codes for the LX and 5 for the GT, so I won't list them here.

INT Interior Trim:

Code Trim Fabric Scheme Seat Type

------ ------------------ ---------

  • B or 1 Vinyl B-Individual
  • C or 2 Leather A-Sport
  • D or 4 Cloth A-Sport
  • F or 6 Cloth B-Individual

There are also color codes under here, but there's too many to list.

TAPE There's no list of codes given for this field. The field is described as "Tape Stripe" with no other explanation. 1986-87 information had this field labeled as "A/C".

R Radio Type Codes (these codes change often - what's listed below are the 1992 options):

    • 5 Radio Premium AM/FM Stereo Disc
    • 6 Radio AM/FM/MPX, Electronic Premium Cassette
    • 7 Radio AM/FM/MPX, Cassette
    • 8 Radio Premium AM/FM Clock Cassette
    • 9 Radio AM/FM, Clock Cassette Electronic Tune
    • F Radio AM/FM Stereo-Electronic
    • H Radio AM/FM Stereo/Cassette, Electronic
    • Y Radio Delete

On my car, these codes don't match up. I've got the bargain basement AM/FM digital radio, but my door tag shows "7".

S Sun Roof/Moon roof Codes (option not available in 1994), B Sliding, C/D Removable

Conventional Lock Rear Axle Ratio

------------ ---- ---------------

G H 2.26

B C 2.47

8 M 2.73

7 - 3.07

Y Z 3.08

4 D 3.42

F R 3.45

5 E 3.27

6 W 3.73

2 K 3.55

A - 3.63

J - 3.85

This is a generic rear-ratio chart for Ford's rear-wheel drive cars. Just because a code appears on this chart doesn't mean it was necessarily available in the Mustang.

TR Transmission code:

2 5-Speed Manual Overdrive (T5) [1984-97,1989-93]

5 5-Speed Manual Overdrive (T5) [1983,1994]

6 4-Speed Manual Overdrive (SROD) [1979-1983]

C 3-Speed Automatic (C5) [1982]

L 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive [1993]

P 4-Speed Automatic Overdrive [1994]

W 3-Speed Automatic (C5) [1979-91]

W 5-Speed Manual Overdrive (T5) [1988]

Next to the transmission code are four digits that are the suspension spring codes. The code is of the format:

XXXX

Front ^^ LR

^^ Rear LR

 

1994-1995 Mustang GTS Production Numbers:

Total: 6,370
w/T5: 4,848
w/AODE:  1,522
By Color
Canary Yellow: 344
Vibrant Red: 25
Rio Red: 777
Laser Red: 1,123
Sapphire Blue: 96
Bright Blue: 197
Deep Forest Green: 1,002
Teal: 217
Opal Frost: 312
Black: 1,430
Crystal White: 847

GTS Specifications

Engine
Type- V-8,
Valves- 16,OHV
Displacement- 302cid,5.0L
Compression- 9.0:1
Horsepower(Net)- 215@4,200rpm
Torque(Net)- 285@3,400rpm
Fuel System- Sequential multi-port EFI
Exhaust System- True Dual, Stainless Steel
Body/Chassis
Drivetrqin Type- Rear-wheel drive
Body Type- Unitized
Front Suspension- Modified MacPherson strut, tubular stabilizer bar, nitrogen gas hydralic struts
Rear Suspension- Quadra-link coil spring system, tubular stabilizer bar, nitrogen gas hydralic shocks
Steering- Power rack and pinion, 14.7:1 ratio
Brakes- Power 4-wheel disc w/ optional ABS
Tires- 225/55ZR 16 Firestone Firehawk SVX All Season
Fuel Capacity- 15.4 gallons
Dimensions
Wheelbase- 101.3"
Length- 181.5"
Height- 52.9"
Width- 78.1"
Front Tread- 60.1"
Rear Tread- 58.7"
Front Head Room- 38.2"
Rear Head Room- 35.9"
Front Leg Room- 42.6"
Rear Leg Room- 30.3"
Front Shoulder Room- 53.6"
Rear Shoulder Room- 52.1"
Trunk Volume(cu. ft.)- 10.8"
Passenger Capacity- 4

 

 

 

*Most of this info came out of  Ford shop manuals and Ford brochures*