The return of the Mustang GT leads to the demise of the Cobra and Ghia models. The GT’s 5.0L H.O. provides both greater horsepower and performance due to features such as a high-performance camshaft, a double-roller timing chain, a two-barrel Holley carburetor and a four-speed Traction-Lok rear axle. Other improvements include a lowered front air dam, a pair of threatening fog lights, front-facing hood scoop (non-functional) and rear spoiler.
Another significant change is the introduction of completely electronic fuel injection on both the 3.8-liter and 5.0L V8. The California Highway Patrol is so impressed that it purchases 400 5.0L notchback Special Service Mustangs.
1FA - Ford Motor Co.
B - Restraint system (B-active belts)
P - Passenger car
10 - Body code (10 - 2dr L/GL, 16 - 3dr GL/GT, 12 - 2dr GLX, 13 - 3dr GLX)
A - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
C - Year (B - 1982)
F - Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
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 1982
Ford Mustang GT
0-60mph: 8.0 sec