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1983 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 2/17/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1983 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1983 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1983 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

If you are looking for the correct 1983 Mustang specs, LMR has you covered! 1983 was an eventful year with Ford offered the Mustang in a convertible for the first time since '73 and four trim packages became available! In 1983, the Mustang took on a different look as a result of a new front-end treatment and a new taillight treatment at the rear.

The 5.0L was one step closer to redefining the modern Pony Car while an EFI turbo option became available as well. A new Borg-Warner T-5 and 3.27 ratio replaced the 3.08 rear end and old SROD 4-speed. While the 5.0L engine was a huge hit with the tech-heads due to the low cost and heavy amounts of torque, the turbo engine still wasn't getting the recognition it deserved due to its small engine size and it suffering from turbo lag. This was one of the main reasons why Ford has invested heavily into supercharging today.


1983 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
2.3L 2V 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.0:1 88hp 118 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
2.3L Turbo 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 8.0:1 145hp 180 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
3.8L V-6 3.80 x 3.40 inches 8.6:1 112hp 175 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0L V-8 4.00 x 3.00 inches 8.3:1 175hp 245 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.

1983 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Black 1C
Bright Bittersweet 2G
Bright Red 27
Dark Blue Metallic 3D
Desert Tan Metallic 9N
Light Desert Tan 9Q
Medium Charcoal Metallic 1B
Medium Light Cadet Blue 38
Medium Red 24
Medium Yellow 61
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Polar White 9D
Silver Metallic 1G
Walnut Metallic 5U
Interior Color Options Color Code
Black/Charcoal A
Medium Blue B
Medium Red D
Walnut E
Opal/Blue Q
Opal/Black W
Opal/Red N
Opal/Walnut 2

1983 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,698 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,698 lbs
3.8L V6 Automatic 2,789 lbs
5.0L V8 Manual 2,919 lbs

1983 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1983 2dr Coupes 33,201
1983 3dr Hatchback 64,234
1983 2dr Convertible 24,438

1983 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

Engine Transmission Options
2.3L 4cyl T-04 Manual/3-Speed Automatic
2.3L Turbo 4cyl T-04 Manual/3-Speed Automatic
3.8L V6 3-Speed Automatic
5.0L V8 SROD 4-Speed Manual/T-5 Manual