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1978 Ford Mustang II

     1978 signalled the end of the Mustang II era. The next year would be what many think is the beginning of the return of the original pony car the Mustang started out as. Once again the horsepower was downgraded, but only on one engine this time instead of two. Although the 171cu in motor dropped 13 horses from 103hp to 90hp, the 2.3L retained the same amount of horsepower and the 302 went up to 139hp from 134hp. Why such small changes? Once again, I don't have a clue.

PRODUCTION NUMBERS
Hardtop - 81,304
Hatchback - 68,408
Hardtop Ghia - 34,730
Hatchback Mach 1 - 7,068
TOTAL - 192,410


VIN NUMBERS  -  8T05F100001
8 - Last digit of model year
T - Assembly Plant (F=Dearborn, R=San Jose)
05 - Plate code (02=Hardtop, 03=Hatchback, 04=Hardtop ghia, 05=Hatchback Mach 1)
F - Engine Code
100001 - Consecutive unit number
BASE PRICES
Hardtop - $3,824
Hatchback - $4,088
Hardtop Ghia - $4,242
Mach 1 - $4,523

ENGINES/ENGINE CODES
Y - 140ci 2.3L 2V 4-cyl. with 88hp
F - 302ci 5.0L 2V V-8 with 139hp
Z - 171ci 2.8L 2V V-6 with 90hp


FACTORY OPTIONS
- Power front disc brakes
- Deluxe Seatbelts
- Front and Rear Bumper guards
- Cobra II Package
- AM/FM Radio (optional tape player)
- AM Radio
- Pin Stripes
- T-Roof Convertible (T-Tops)
- Front Spoiler
- Tinted Glass
- Vinyl Roof



(Not all Options are included.)
INTERIOR COLORS/INTERIOR TRIM CODE
White-Chamois - 2
White-Aqua - 7
White-Gold - 8
Black - A
Red - D
Tangerine - J
Aqua - K
White-Red - N
Chamois - T
White-Black - W

EXTERIOR COLORS/COLOR CODE
Aqua Glow - 7H
Aqua Metallic - 7Q
Tangerine - 85
Dark Brown Metallic - 5Q
Bright Yellow - 6E
Light Chamois - 83
Black - 1C
Silver Metallic - 1G
Dark Jade Metallic - 46
Medium Chestnut Metallic - 5M
Polar white - 9D
Dark Midnight Blue - 3A
Bright Red - 2R
Chamois Glow - 8W

(Tu-Tone Paint Coming soon)




Ford Motor Company Images

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*Some photos by David Newhardt/ "Mustang 40 Years"*