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1983 Mustang Ads

The big Mustang news for 1983 was the reintroduction of the convertible, missing from the Mustang lineup since 1973. It was available in the GLX and GT trim models. All models were carried over from the previous year, with the base L model reserved for just coupes, and GL being the intermediate trim level - available for both coupes and fastbacks. GLX and GT trim lines were geared toward luxury and sportiness, respectively.

Engine options changed slightly with the reintroduction of the turbocharged four-cylinder for the Turbo GT, which produced 145 hp, versus the base four cylinder’s 88 hp. The less powerful 4.2L V8 that had been around for a couple of years was dropped, so the 5.0L V8 was the only V8 offered and was standard in GT models and optional for all other models except for the L coupe). The in-line six was replaced by a 3.8L V6 producing 112 hp and was now standard in the GLX models.

All models received enough styling updates to distinguish them from previous models, most notably the sleeker front fascia that contained the blue oval Ford logo on the grille. The new taillights were arranged in a more horizontally based configuration. The GT model received a reverse hood scoop, a lower bumper and a smaller integrated air dam.

Production: 120,873 of which 23,484 were convertibles. 

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