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1980 Mustang Ads

Motivated by the high sales numbers of the 1979 Mustang, Ford made few changes to the interior or exterior of the Mustang. In keeping with the car’s tradition, small details were changed to distinguish different year models. The Cobra still came standard with the turbocharged four with the TRX performance suspension system, both of which were available on the other models.

The interior of the base model was upgraded to include high-back bucket seats as standard options. 1980 Mustangs continued to offer full leather seats as an alternative to the long-standing tradition of vinyl. Cloth seats also were available. All Mustangs now came standard with steel-belted radials with the Cobra equipped with Michelin TRX tires to compliment its special suspension.

1980 was a dark year for power and performance. The 5.0 liter V8 was dropped in favor of a 4.2L version. The horsepower was an anemic 119 and it was only available with the 3-speed automatic transmission. For performance was the 2.3L turbo 4, but the engine was trouble prone and unreliable. A 3.3L (200 cubic inch) inline-six from the 60s returned. The engine replaced the 2.8 liter German built “Cologne” V6.

Production: 271,322

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