As a modern alternative to the small block V8, the Mustang SVO appears. The SVO exhibits such features as a swooping nose without a grille, large halogen headlights, an asymmetrical hood scoop and a biplanar rear spoiler. The intercooled 2.3-liter turbocharged overhead-cam four-cylinder provides for 175 horsepower. Suspension and chassis are also revised to give a more balanced performance. Features include Koni gas-charged shocks, 1.12-inch-diameter anti-sway bars, forged steel lower trailing arms, four wheel disc brakes and 16-inch wheels with P225/50VR Goodyear Gatorback radials.
This SVO is also well accommodated on the interior with a Hurst shifter, Recaro bucket seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel, dead pedal, 140 m.p.h. speedometer, and 8000 r.p.m. tachometer, turbo boost, water-temperature and oil-pressure gauges.
The SVO receives praise from Road & Track that claims, “This may be the best all-around car for the enthusiast driver ever produced by the U.S. industry.” In addition, red GT-350 lower body striping is added to 5,260 hatchbacks and convertibles for the 20th anniversary of the Mustang.
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 - 1984)
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 1984
Ford Mustang SVO
0-60 mph: 7.9 sec Quarter Mile: 15.8 sec