Data for 1985:

1985 Mustang Body Styles:

In 1985 Mustang built upon its last few years of more power and style by offering upgrading its SVO turbo charged 4-cylinder by 30 horse power to 205hp and improving its top 5.0L V8 by 35 horse power to 210hp. This was the last year of the 145hp 4-cylinder turbo GT since the V8 offerings had more power. The L series was dropped making the LX the base with the GT and SVO as upgrades. Just as in 1983, the tires on all models were increased in size again. The grille was changed to match more with the SVO but with an open slit at the bottom. All Mustangs also had a front air dam with four rectangular holes in the center. GT's received integrated fog lamps and the SVO received more flush headlamps. The tail lights on all models were full width with only an opening for the license plate. Sales rose again with 156,514 cars being produced.

1985 Mustang Paint Color Codes:

*GT only offered in these colors
**SVO only offered in these colors

1985 Mustang Engine Codes:

1985 Mustang VIN Decoder:

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

Safety: B = Active Seat Belts

P26 = Coupe
P27 = Convertible
P28 = Hatchback

A = 2.3L 88hp 4-Cyl
W = 2.3L 145hp Turbo 4-Cyl
T = 2.3L 175hp Turbo 4-Cyl SVO (early)
T = 2.3L 205hp Turbo 4-Cyl SVO (later)
3 = 3.8L 120hp V6
F = 5.0L 165hp V8
M = 5.0L 175hp V8 Automatic
M = 5.0L 210hp V8 Manual

Check Digit: 0-9 or X

Year: F = 1985

Assembler: F = Dearborn, Michigan

Unit Number: 1985 Mustangs start at 100001

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

1985 Mustang Special Models:

See Data for Other Years