Data for 1978:

1978 Mustang Body Styles:

1978 was the last year of the Mustang II, the Mach 1, and the Cobra II option package. New to 1978 was the King Cobra option at $1277. The "Boss of the Mustang stable" had a giant snake decal on the hood and pinstripping around the windows, decklid, wheel lips, rocker panels, belt, and over-the-roof area; a large front and rear spoiler, rear quarter flares, spoke wheels, and the 5.0L V8. The Cobra II got a new stripe tape treatment mid-year with tri-color tape stripes, large "Cobra" block letters midlevel on the side and decklid spoiler, a Cobra decal on the back spoiler, and a Cobra II snake emblem on a black grille. The Mach 1 remained using the 2.8L V6, styled wheels and white lettered tires, black bumpers, black lower body side paint, and a bushed aluminum instrument panel with full instrumentation.

1978 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

1978 Mustang Engine Codes:

1978 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Year: 8 = 1978

F = Dearborn, Michigan
R = San Jose, California

02 = Coupe
03 = Hatchback (inc. Cobra II)
04 = Coupe Ghia
05 = Hatchback Mach 1

Y = Standard 2.3L 93hp 4-Cyl
Z = Optional 2.8L 104hp 6-Cyl
F = Optional 5.0L 134hp V8

Unit Number: 1978 Mustangs start at 100001

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

1978 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years