1999 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra The redesigned Mustang, which coincided with the 35th anniversary of the Mustang, featured sharp design lines and an aggressive stance in addition to a new grille, hood, and lamps. Both engines received power upgrades. The 3.8L V-6 increased in horsepower to 190 hp, while the 4.6L DOHC V-8 was capable of producing 320 hp.
1976 Mustang II The 302 V8 was now available with the manual transmission, and a new Cobra II appearance package was available, through a partnership with Motortown Corporation, although enthusiast magazines trashed it because it came with the four cylinder engine as standard. Careful selection off the option sheet could build you a decent little performer, just like the glory days.
1987 Mustang.There was a significant restyling for 1987. Mustangs received the drooped nose, and thus all radiator breathing was from under the front bumper. Headlights were changed to aero-headlamps with halogen bulbs. Visually, the GT differed from the base LX model with multilouvered taillights, front and rear air dams, and side-aerodynamic valence with scoops to front and rear brakes. The former three door sedans were now called two door hatchbacks.
The regular turbo charged I4 was dropped for 1986, while the SVO engine was slightly detuned for 1986, its last year, to meet the requirements of lower octane gas. A total of 9,842 SVOs were sold over the three year period, less than the first year target of 10,000. Although it helped the Mustang’s performance image, its marginally better performance didn’t justify the price premium over a Mustang GT.
1983 Mustang The convertible finally returned for 1983. All Mustangs also received a redesigned grille and taillights. In addition, engine choices were shuffled up, mainly for the better. Engines 2.3 liter I4 88 bhp. 2.3 liter I4 Turbo 145 bhp. 3.8 liter V6 112 bhp. 5.0 liter V8 HO 175 bhp.
1984 Mustang To mark the 20th anniversary of the Mustang, Ford released a special Twentieth Anniversary GT model. This featured a GT350 badge were it had been 19 years before. Ford introduced its Mustang SVO for midway through the model year as a 1984 1/2 model. Available only as a Black three door hatchback, the SVO came with a modified 2.3 liter Turbocharged Inline 4 with a new intercooler for the turbo which raised power from 145 bhp to a stout 174 bhp.
1979 saw the debut of the new Mustang (the “II” was dropped) based on the new Fox platform. A Cobra package was available which included the Turbo Charged I4. The Mustang was picked to pace the Indy 500 race for 1979, and Ford celebrated by producing about 11,000 Indy Pace Car Replicas which featured outlandish decals and functional Recaro reclining bucket seats.