The single aesthetic difference between a 1997 and a 1998 Ford Mustang is the dash-mounted clock pod. In the 1998 model, the clock is integrated into the stereo system. Another subtle difference is the refined exhaust system, which uncovers another 10 horsepower from the GT.
Production Numbers: Base Coupe: 99,801 Base Convertible: 21,254 GT
Coupe: 28,789 GT Convertible: 17,024 Cobra Coupe: 5,174 Cobra
Convertible: 3,480 Total:175,522
Retail Prices: Standard
Convertible: $20,650.00 GT Convertible: $24,150.00 Cobra Convertible: $28,510.00 Standard Coupe: $16,150.00 GT
Coupe: $20,150.00 Cobra Coupe: $25,710.00
Interior Trim Colors
Vehicle Identification Numbers Engine
4.6L SOHC EFI V-8 225hp
4.6L DOHC EFI V-8 305hp (SVT Cobra)
1FA - Ford Motor Co.
L - Restraint system (L-air bags & active belts)
P - Passenger car
40 - Body code (40 - coupe, 42 - GT coupe, 44 - convertible, 45 - GT
convertible, 46 - Cobra convertible, 47 - Cobra coupe)
W - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
W - Year (W - 1998)
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.