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1981 Mustang Specifications
1981 Cobra 1981 LX Coupe 2
As the rate of sales begins to drop, fewer Mustangs are produced. Both the performance geared Cobra option and the four-cylinder turbo also diminish. The Traction-Lok rear axle’s debut allows drivers to experience less wheel hop.

Production Numbers:
66B 2dr Sedan: 77,458
61R 3dr Hatchback: 77,399
66H 2dr Sedan Ghia: 13,422
61H 3dr Hatchback Ghia: 14,273
Total:
182,552

Available Engines:
2.3L 2V 4cyl 88hp
3.3L 1V 6cyl 94hp
4.2L 2V V-8 120hp

Available Exterior Colors
ColorCode

Black

1C

Light Pewter Metallic

1T

Bright Bittersweet

2G

Midnight Blue Metallic

3L

Dark Brown Metallic

5Q

Bright Yellow

6N

Dark Cordovan Metallic

8N

Polar White

9D

Medium Pewter Metallic

17

Red

24

Bright Red

27

Pastel Chamois

86

Medium Blue Glow

3H

Bittersweet Glow

8D


Available Tu-tone Exterior Color Combinations
Body color/accent colorCode
Light Pewter Metallic/Black 1T/1C
Medium Pewter Metallic/Black 17/1C
Bright Bittersweet/Black 2G/1C
Red/Black 24/1C
Bright Red/Black 17/1C
Bright Yellow/Black 6N/1C
Bittersweet Glow/Black 8D/1C
Dark Cordovan Metallic/Black 8N/1C
Pastel Chamois/Black 86/1C
Polar White/Black 9D/1C
Medium Pewter Metallic/Light Pewter Metallic 17/1T
Red/Polar White 24/9D
Polar White/Bittersweet Glow 9D/8D

Retail Prices:
Standard Coupe: $5,897.00
Hatchback, Ghia, standard: $6,786.00
Hatchback, Standard: $6,566.00








Interior TrimCode
BlackA
Wedgewood BlueB
RedD
CaramelT
PewterP
VaqueroZ











Vehicle Identification Numbers

Engine Codes
2.3L 2V 4cyl 88hpA
3.3L 1V 6cyl 94hp B
4.2L 2V V-8 120hp D
1FA - Ford Motor Co.
B - Restraint system (B-active belts)
P - Passenger car
10 - Body code (10/14 - 2dr sedan, 15 - 3dr, 12 - 2dr Ghia, 13 - 3dr Ghia)
A - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
B - Year (B - 1981)
F - Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
Example:
1FABP10A6BF000001

Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver's side of the dash, visible through windshield; the certification label is attached to the rear face of the driver's door.



























Mustang Performance
Ford Mustang M81 McLaren (2.3L Turbo)
0-60mph: 9.7 sec
1/4 mile: 17.3 sec