Data for 1982:

1982 Mustang Body Styles:

In 1982 Mustang brought back the GT and the 5.0 liter engine. The GT had a forward opening non-functional hood scoop and a redesigned front grille with two horizontal louvers extending in front of the vertical slats. With the lighter Fox body style and the new 157hp 302ci engine, the GT recorded the fastest zero-to-60 mph time of any American car in 1982. Banking on European interest the options packages of the hatchbacks and coupes were renamed with European model nomenclature as L for the base version, GL with a few upgrades, GLX with many of the luxury upgrades which replaced the previous years' Ghia, and GT which was only offered as a hatchback. Exterior colors stayed relatively the same as 1981, a light Opal replaced the golden Caramel interior, and all Ford engine blocks where now painted light gray.

1982 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

*GT only offered in these colors

1982 Mustang Engine Codes:

1982 Mustang VIN Decoder:

Manufacturer: 1FA = Ford Motor Company USA Ford Passenger Car

Safety: B = Active Seat Belts

P10 = Coupe L/GL
P12 = Coupe GLX
P13 = Hachback GLX
P16 = Hatchback GL, GT

A = 2.3L 86hp SOHC 4-Cyl
B = 3.3L 87hp 6-Cyl
D = 4.2L 120hp V8
F = 5.0L 157hp V8

Check Digit: 0-9 or X

Year: C = 1982

Assembler: F = Dearborn, Michigan

Unit Number: 1982 Mustangs start at 100001

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

1982 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years