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1986 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

Created by Taylor Ward
Last Updated 2/18/2021

Do you ever find yourself searching for the factory specs on your 1986 Ford Mustang? If so you have definitely come to the right place!

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1986 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features - 1986 Ford Mustang Specs, Horsepower, & Features

The 1986 Mustang saw the continued development of the 5.0L. The big deal for the 1986 Mustang was the introduction of multi-point fuel injection and the 8.8-inch rear end! Some additional changes included the center high-mount stop lamp and a single key for the door and ignition. Trim levels remained the same as well as the models. However, this was the last year of the SVO Mustang!

In 1986, Mustang sales continued to stay strong and were finally closing the sales gap on the F-body's by outselling both the Camaro and the Firebird. This marked the year where the Mustang finally found its footing again.


1986 Ford Mustang Engine Specs

Engine Options Engine Bore Compression Horsepower Torque Fuel Tank
2.3L 2V 4cyl 3.78 x 3.13 inches 9.5:1 88hp 122 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
2.3L 2V 4cyl Turbo SVO 3.78 x 3.13 inches 8.0:1 175hp 210 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
3.8L V-6 3.80 x 3.40 inches 8.6:1 120hp 205 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.
5.0L V-8 EFI 4.00 x 3.00 inches 9.2:1 200hp 265 ft-lbs 15.4 gal.

1986 FORD MUSTANG EXTERIOR PAINT & INTERIOR TRIM OPTIONS

Exterior Paint Options Paint Code
Black 1C
Smoke 1D
Silver Metallic 1E
Medium Canyon Red 2A
Jalapena Red 2R
Light Regatta Blue 3J
Dark Sage 4E
Dark Slate Metallic 4M
Shadow Blue 7B
Sand Beige 8L
Dark Sable 8Y
Oxford White 9L
Interior Color Options Color Code
Charcoal A
Regatta Blue B
Canyon Red D
Sand Beige Y
Oxford White/Red N
Oxford White/Blue Q
Oxford White/Charcoal W

1986 FORD MUSTANG Curb Weight

Model Curb Weight
2.3L 4-cyl Manual 2,705 lbs
2.3L 4-cyl Automatic 2,705 lbs
3.8L V6 Automatic 2,813 lbs
5.0L V8 Automatic 3,000 lbs
5.0L V8 Manual 3,000 lbs

1986 FORD MUSTANG Production Numbers

Model Units Sold
1986 2dr Coupe 83,774
1986 3dr Hatchback 117,690
1986 2dr Convertible 22,946
1986 SVO Mustang 3,379

1986 FORD MUSTANG Transmission Options

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