Data for 1970:

1970 Mustang Body Styles:

1970 Mustang road the coat-tails of the successful introductions in 1969 with only small changes. The side coves were still gone but so was the simulated rear wheel air scoops. The air scoops moved to the front wheels as two simulated air intakes on the outside of each headlight. Taking up less room, the headlights were integrated into a larger grille opening. The Mustang grille logo remained the same 1969 smaller horse on a rectangle of red, white, and blue but moved to the center of the grille. The tail lights where also recessed into the rear panel. The Mach 1 option has honeycomb trim on the rear panel between the tail lights, ribbed lower aluminum rocker panel moldings with the Mach 1 lettering, a non-functional hood scoop (Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet engine options came with a functioning Ram Air hood scoop), etc. One other body change was to the fastback which lost is rear quarter window which was optionally louvered. GT options where gone but the Grande luxury package introduced in 1969 remained. This was also the last year of the twin Boss engine options: a 290hp(302ci) V8 and a 375hp(429ci) V8. In 1970 intense competition from the Barracuda, Camaro, Challenger, and Firebird; made Mustang lose one-third its sales.

1970 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

Boss 302 and 429 available with AJNUZ1 color codes only

1970 Shelby Mustang carry over colors:

1970 Mustang Engine Codes:

*Super Cobra Jet when ordered with optional 3.91:1 or 4.30:1 rear end gear ratios, hp rated the same since prior to 1972 engines rated without accessories

1970 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Year: 0 = 1970

F = Dearborn Michigan
R = San Jose, California
T = Metuchen, New Jersey

01 = Hardtop
02 = Fastback (inc. Boss)
03 = Convertible
04 = Hardtop Grande
05 = Fastback Mach-1

T = Standard 120hp 200ci 6-Cyl
L = Optional 155hp 250ci 6-Cyl
F = Optional 210hp 302ci 2V V8
H = Optional 250hp 351ci 2V V8
G = Optional Boss 290hp 302ci 4V V8
M = Optional 300hp 351ci 4V V8
Q = Optional Cobra Jet 335hp 428ci V8
R = Optional Cobra Jet RA 335hp 428ci V8
W = Optional Boss 375hp 429ci V8

Unit Number: 1970 Mustangs start at 100001

The VIN number is on top edge of the dash on the driver's side visible through the windshield.

1970 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years