The Mustang’s nose is revised to be elongated and smoother. Other alterations include improved taillights, a reverse hood scoop, and the addition of a convertible after it is introduced at the 1982 Chicago Auto Show.
The GT’s changes include a wide black hood stripe and deeper fog lights in the new, less angular spoiler. The GT also receives the addition of a 600-cfm four-barrel Holley carburetor. The 5.0L attains 175 horsepower and can reach sixty m.p.h. in less than 7 seconds. The 3.8-liter V6 replaces the inline six engine, as well.
1FA - Ford Motor Co.
B - Restraint system (B-active belts)
P - Passenger car
26 - Body code (26 - 2dr sedan, 27 - 2dr convertible, 28 - 3dr hatchback)
A - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
D - Year (D - 1983)
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.