1981 Mustang Parts

1981 Mustang Parts

1981 Mustang Parts

1981 Mustang Parts
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1981 Mustang Parts

As with the year before, very few changes were made for the 1981 Mustang. Some interior trim packages were shuffled around and upgraded slightly. More notably, a T-top roof was added as an option for the first time on a Fox Body, which continued for eight model years.

The turbocharged four-cylinder engine was limited to just a manual transmission, the new five-speed version that was available on both four-cylinder options. Eventually, the turbocharged four-cylinder engine was removed entirely, due to ongoing reliability issues. Aside from these changes, the Fox was largely untouched since debuting two years earlier. Due to a number of outside factors, sales continued dropping and were down to 182,552 for the year. 1981 was also the first model year where the hatchback outsold the coupe, a trend that would continue for the rest of the third generation.

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1981 Ford Mustang Specs
Performance
Engine HP Torque
2.3L 4-cyl. 88 118
3.3L 6-cyl. 94 160
4.2L V8 120 190
Retail Prices
Model Price
Coupe $5,897
Hatchback $6,566
Ghia Coupe $6,786
Ghia Hatchback $6,901
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Standard Coupe 77,458
Standard Hatchback 77,399
Ghia Coupe 13,422
Ghia Hatchback 14,273
Color Codes
Color Code
Black 1C
Light Pewter Metallic 1T
Medium Pewter Metallic 17
Bright Bittersweet 2G
Medium Red 24
Bright Red 27
Medium Blue Glow 3H
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Dark Brown Metallic 5Q
Bright Yellow 6N
Pastel Chamois 86
Bittersweet Glow 8D
Dark Cordovan 8N
Polar White 9D
Interior Trim Colors
Color Code
Black N/A
Vaquero N/A
Red N/A
Wedgewood Blue N/A
Caramel N/A
Pewter N/A
Dimensions
Curb Weight (lbs) 2,518-2,659
Length (in) 179.1
Width (in) 69.1
Height (in) 51.5
Wheelbase (in) 100.4


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