While most of the Mustang internals and externals were carried over in 1983, there were some changes and improvements on the then five-year-old "Fox-platform" model. Both the front nose piece and rear taillights were restyled. A more "aero" look, which was becoming more common on various Ford products of the era, replaced the egg crate-style grille seen the past four years. New taillights with dedicated amber turn signals replaced the similarly styled vertical Ford Fairmont units. Ford added a convertible to the Mustang line in 1983 in response to the 1982 Chrysler convertibles, this after a ten-year absence. The majority of the convertibles were equipped with the new V6 in GLX form, though 1,001 (993 for US, 8 for Canada) V8 GT models were also produced. The Mustang GT received a four-barrel carburetor and a new intake manifold, bringing power to 175 hp (130 kW). The turbocharged 2.3 L four-cylinder also returned, now fuel-injected, and producing 145 hp (108 kW).
This classic needs paint and some work on the convertible top. Body is straight otherwise. A tune up would be suggested or even a rebuild. Very popular engine for the time period. The simplistic interior shows very little cracking so would be a good daily driver with some care.
5.0L V8 OHV 16V
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L 3-Door Runabout
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