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|1976 MPG Mustang|
The 1976 Mustang MPG package was the name given to a Mustang II with the base level 4-cylinder engine. MPG stood for Miles Per Gallon which was pretty popular as the price of gas started to skyrocket in the mid 1970s. The best Mustang gas milage included the base level standard options with 3.18:1 rear axle ratio and manual transmission.
|Examples of a 1976 MPG Mustang|
|Medium Gold MPG|
This is a Medium Gold 1976 Mustang II MPG notchback coupe. It has a cream interior and a cream colored vinyl top. MPG was a model name given to Mustang IIs with the base level 4-cylinder engine. The MPG came standard with the 2.97 rear and an automatic transmission (like this one). A manual transmission was optional.
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Advertisement for the 1976 Mustang II MPG showing a Cream yellow Ghia optioned Mustang II with the 2.3 liter, overhead cam, 4-cylinder engine which featured the best gas mileage at 34 mpg highway and 24 mpg city. In the upper right a small image of at two tone silver and blue Stallion optioned Mustang hatchback is shown.
Ford promotional photograph of a base level Black 1976 Mustang II MPG 3-DOOR 2+2 hatchback with standard chrome grille, fog lamps, and full wheel covers. The 1976 Mustang MPG models are any Mustang II equipped with the 2.3 liter engine and standard 3.18:1 rear axle ratio. This resulted in 34 mpg highway and 24 mpg city for the manual transmission; and 31 mpg highway, 22 mpg city for the automatic transmission. This photo is part of the 1976 Ford Mustang promotional catalog.
|Bright Red MPG|
Skiing anyone? Here is a nice Red on Red base level 1976 Mustang II coupe. No options visible here with the standard chrome grille, fog lamps, and full wheel covers. Ford called this the Mustang II MPG Hardtop because it came standard with the most fuel efficient engine (93 horsepower, 2.3 liter, 4 cylinder). More information on this car can be found in the 1976 Ford Mustang promotional catalog.
The 1976 Mustang MPG package of the 93hp 2.3L 4-cylinder also came in the luxury sport optioned Ghia coupe. The Ghia came standard with half vinyl roof, pin stripes, body side moldings, color-keyed mirrors, and luxury interior. This car has been upgraded with wire wheels and bumper guards. This photo is also in the 1976 Ford Mustang promotional catalog.