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1983 Ford Mustang

     1983 Mustangs were re-introduced to the convertible as they began their recovery from extinction. The 5 liter V-8 was pumped up to 175hp from the lower 157hp in 1982. The 4.2L V-8 with 120hp was deleted and replaced with a 3.8L V-6 with 112hp. Also, the 3.3L was changed to a 2.3L turbocharged 4-cylinder.

PRODUCTION NUMBERS
Hardtop - 33,201
Hatchback - 64,234
Convertible - 23,438


VIN NUMBERS  -  1FABP26M6DF000001
1FA - Ford Motor Company
B - Active Belts
P - Passenger car
26 - Body Code (26=Hardtop, 27=Convertible, 28=Hatchback,
M - Engine Code
6 - Variable digits
D - 1983 ("C" stands for 1983)
F - Assembly Plant (F=Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
BASE PRICES
Hardtop - $6,727
Hatchback - $7,439
Convertible - $12,467
ENGINES/ENGINE CODES
A - 2.3L 2V 4-cyl. with 88hp
T - 2.3L 4-cyl. with 145hp (with Turbo GT model)
3 - 3.8L 2V V-6 with 112hp
F - 5.0L 2V V-8 with 175hp
FACTORY OPTIONS
- Power front disc brakes
- AM/FM Radio (optional 8-track or cassette player)
- Tinted Glass
- Rear Window Defroster
- "T" Roof
- Leather wrapped steering wheel
- Power Windows
(Not all Options are included.)
INTERIOR COLORS/INTERIOR TRIM CODE
Black - A
Cadet Blue - B
Red - D
Walnut - E
Opal/Red - N
Opal/Blue - Q
Opal/Black - W
Opal/Walnut - Z


EXTERIOR COLORS/COLOR CODE
Black - 1C
Metallic Medium Charcoal - 1B
Metallic Silver - 1G
Bright Bittersweet - 2G
Metallic Dark Academy Blue - 3D
Metallic Midnight Blue - 3L
Metallic Dark Walnut - 5U
Light Desert Tan - 8Q
Polar White - 9D
Desert Tan Glow - 9N
Red - 24
Bright Red - 27
Light Academy Blue Glow - 38
Medium Yellow - 61
 

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