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Data for 1987:

1987 Mustang Body Styles:

The 1987 Mustang came in the standard three body styles of a 2-door coupe, 3-door hatchback and a convertible. The GT optioned hatchback continued to be available but the SVO was gone. Continuing the 1986 reduction in engine offerings, 1987 saw only two: a new 225hp, high output, 5.0 liter, V8; and the 90hp, 2.3 liter, inline 4-cylinder. For the first time in eight years the body was redesigned a bit by removing the solid louvered panels behind the rear side quarter windows on the coupe and hatchback; placing a molded rear wing on the GT hatchbacks; and adding flush mounted, body molded headlights. Much of the front end redesign came from the removal of the 1940 to 1983 governmental regulations on the use of discrete, self contained, standard headlamps. The grille was also modified by making the GT's grille solid and the base LX's grille open with the ford logo suspended on a horizontal integrated, color matched bar. Ford didn't expect these changes would increase interest and was short parts for an estimated 10,000 cars by years end. In 1987 ASC McLaren started offering custom convertibles made from 2-door coupes.

1987 Mustang Paint Color Codes:


1987 Mustang Engine Codes:


1987 Mustang VIN Decoder:



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

Safety: B = Active Seat Belts

Body:
P40 = Coupe
P41 = Hatchback LX
P42 = Hatchback GT
P43 = Convertible LX
P44 = Convertible GT

Engine:
A = 2.3L 90hp 4-Cyl
E = 5.0L 225hp V8 HO

Check Digit: 0-9 or X

Year: H = 1987

Assembler: F = Dearborn, Michigan

Unit Number: 1987 Mustangs start at 100001

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

1987 Mustang Special Models:



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