Data for 1990:
1990 Mustang Body Styles:The 1990 model year followed the 1989 production year with the same three body styles (coupe, hatchback, and convertible), two main option styles (LX or GT), and two engines (2.3L 4-cycle, and 5.0L V8). A popular LX upgrade was the 5.0L engine which included a 5.0 fender badge and dual exhaust. Late in the model year, Deep Emerald Green exterior paint was offered on a convertible with the 5.0L V8, white interior, and GT wheels. Most 1990 cars (as did most late 1989 Mustangs) received a 25 anniversary tri-bar pony dash emblem. Mandatory driver side air bags and rear seat shoulder belts made its debut in 1990. This was also the last year of the Mustang ASC McLaren convertible modification which first debut in production quantities in 1987.
1990 Mustang Paint Color Codes:* Special edition color. Sometimes called Deep Emerald Jewel Green
** Thanks stangmata of foxbodyforum.com for confirming this color. We guessed there was no Ultra Blue 1990 Mustangs due to errors and differences in references for 1990-1992. We use actual owners and yearly Mustang promotional booklets to confirm.
1990 Mustang Engine Codes:
1990 Mustang VIN Decoder:
Manufacturer: 1FA = Ford Motor Company USA Ford Passenger Car
Safety: C = Driver/Passenger Air Bags & Active Seat Belts
P40 = Coupe
P41 = Hatchback LX
P42 = Hatchback GT
P43 = Convertible LX
P44 = Convertible GT
A = 2.3L 90hp 4-Cyl
E = 5.0L 225hp V8 HO
Check Digit: 0-9 or X
Year: L = 1990
Assembler: F = Dearborn, Michigan
Unit Number: 1990 Mustangs start at 100001
The VIN number is on top edge of the dash on the driver's side visible through the windshield.