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1981 Ford Mustang

     1981 would signal the start of a different Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) setup. Ford also got rid of the turbocharged 4-cylinder engine that was offered in the 2 previous years, because of many complaints from customers who claimed the engine to be very unreliable. One more thing I'd like to add is in reference to Ford's incredible and brave risk-taking in pushing their 5 liter V-8 from 119hp all the way to 120hp. YES!!!

PRODUCTION NUMBERS
Hardtop - 77,458
Hardtop Ghia - 13,422
Hatchback - 77,399
Hatchback Ghia - 14,273


VIN NUMBERS  -  1FABP15D6BF000001
1FA - Ford Motor Company
B - Active Belts
P - Passenger car
10 - Body Code (10=Hardtop, 12=Hardtop Ghia, 15=Hatchback, 13=Hatchback Ghia)
D - Engine Code
6 - Variable digits
B - 1981 ("B" stands for 1981)
F - Assembly Plant (F=Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
BASE PRICES
Hardtop - $5,897
Hardtop Ghia - $6,786
Hatchback - $6,566
Hatchback Ghia - $6,901


ENGINES/ENGINE CODES
A - 2.3L 2V 4-cyl. with 88hp
B - 3.3L 1V 6-cyl. with 94hp
D - 4.2L 2V V-8 with 120hp


FACTORY OPTIONS
- Hood Scoop
- Tinted Windows
- Rear Window Defroster
- Power front disc brakes
- "T" Roof
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- AM Radio
- AM/FM Radio (optional 8-track and cassette tape)

(Not all Options are included.)
INTERIOR COLORS/INTERIOR TRIM CODE
Black - A
Wedgewood Blue - B
Red - D
Pewter - P
Caramel - T
Vaquero - Z




EXTERIOR COLORS/COLOR CODE
Metallic Medium Pewter - 17
Red - 24
Bright Red - 27
Pastel Chamois - 86
Black - 1C
Metallic Light Pewter - 1T
Bright Bittersweet - 2G
Medium Blue Glow - 3H
Metallic Dark Brown - 5Q
Bright Yellow - 6N
Bittersweet Glow - 8D
Dark Cordovan Metallic - 8N

(Tu-Tone Paint Coming Soon)





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