1970 Ford Mustang Data Explorer summary
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Body Styles (compare years, see more 1970 style information including Special Models)




In 1970, the Mustang underwent minor changes from the previous year's model. The side coves and simulated rear wheel air scoops were removed, and the air scoops were relocated to the front wheels as two simulated air intakes on the outside of each headlight. The headlights were integrated into a larger grille opening, taking up less space. The Mustang grille logo remained the same as in 1969, with a smaller horse on a rectangle of red, white, and blue, but was moved to the center of the grille. The tail lights were also recessed into the rear panel.

The Mach 1 option featured honeycomb trim on the rear panel between the tail lights, ribbed lower aluminum rocker panel moldings with the Mach 1 lettering, and a non-functional hood scoop (Cobra Jet and Super Cobra Jet engine options came with a functioning Ram Air hood scoop), among other features. One other body change was to the fastback which lost its rear quarter window which was optionally louvered. GT options were gone but the Grande luxury package introduced in 1969 remained. This was also the last year of the twin Boss engine options: a 290hp(302ci) V8 and a 375hp(429ci) V8.

In 1970, Mustang sales declined by one-third due to intense competition from Barracuda, Camaro, Challenger, and Firebird.

Sales Brochures (compare years)

Production Totals (compare years)

Total VIN VCT Body Sub-Total
190,727 01 65 Hardtop 82,569
02 63 Fastback 38,422
02 63 Fastback Boss 302 7,013
02 63B Fastback Boss 429 499
04 65E Hardtop Grande 13,581
05 63C Fastback Mach 1 40,970
03 76 Convertible 7,673

Paint Color Codes (compare years, large examples, paintref.com - codes, chips)

Code Sample Mfg Code
Raven Black A M1724
Dark Ivy Green C M3323
Competition Yellow D M3470
Medium Lime G M3075
Grabber Blue J M0470
Bright Gold K M3340
Wimbledon White M M1619
Pastel Blue N M0921
Medium Blue Q M3310
Medium Gold S M3199
Red T M2008
Grabber Orange U M6166
Chestnut Y M3347
Grabber Green Z M4359
Calypso Coral 1 M1730
Light Ivy Yellow 2 M3071
Medium Bright Blue 6 M3077
Boss 302 and 429 available with AJNUZ1 color codes only
Shelby Mustang carry over colors
- Royal Maroon B M3059
- Black Jade C M3197
- Acapulco Blue D M3077
- Gulfstream Aqua F M3056
- Silver Jade 4 M3230
- Pastel Gray 6 M3303
- Bright Yellow (Grabber Yellow) 9 M3217
- Candyapple Red M2008

Engine Data (compare years, see more 1970 performance information)

VIN Displacement Carb Compression Max Power (gross) Max Torque (gross)
Standard 120hp 6-cyl T 200ci 1-bbl 8.8:1 120hp 4400rpm 190ft-lb 2900rpm
Optional 155hp 6-cyl L 250ci 1-bbl 9.1:1 155hp 4000rpm 240ft-lb 2600rpm
Optional 210hp V8 F 302ci 2-bbl 9.5:1 210hp 4600rpm 300ft-lb 2600rpm
Optional 250hp V8 H 351ci 2-bbl 9.5:1 250hp 4600rpm 355ft-lb 2600rpm
Optional Boss 290hp V8 G 302ci 4-bbl 10.5:1 290hp 5800rpm 290ft-lb 4300rpm
Optional 300hp V8 M 351ci 4-bbl 11.1:1 300hp 5400rpm 385ft-lb 3400rpm
Optional Cobra Jet* 335hp V8 Q 428ci 4-bbl 10.6:1 335hp 5200rpm 440ft-lb 3400rpm
Optional Cobra Jet* RA 335hp V8 R 428ci 4-bbl 10.6:1 335hp 5200rpm 440ft-lb 3400rpm
Optional Boss 375hp V8 Z 429ci 4-bbl 10.5:1 375hp 5200rpm 450ft-lb 3400rpm
*Super Cobra Jet when ordered with optional 3.91:1 or 4.30:1 rear end gear ratios, hp rated the same since prior to 1972 engines rated without accessories

VIN Decoder (compare years)

Year: 0 = 1970
F = Dearborn Michigan
R = San Jose, California
T = Metuchen, New Jersey
01 = Hardtop
02 = Fastback
02 = Fastback Boss
03 = Convertible
04 = Hardtop Grande
05 = Fastback Mach 1
T = Standard 120hp 200ci 6-Cyl
L = Optional 155hp 250ci 6-Cyl
F = Optional 210hp 302ci 2V V8
H = Optional 250hp 351ci 2V V8
G = Optional Boss 290hp 302ci 4V V8
M = Optional 300hp 351ci 4V V8
Q = Optional Cobra Jet 335hp 428ci V8
R = Optional Cobra Jet RA 335hp 428ci V8
Z = Optional Boss 375hp 429ci V8
Unit Number: 1970 Mustangs start at 100001
The VIN number is on top edge of the dash on the driver's side visible through the windshield.

Options Available (compare years)

 200ci 1v 120hp 6-cylinder Engine (T-code)
 250ci 1v 155hp 6-cylinder Engine (L-code)
 302ci 2v 210hp V8 Engine (F-code)
 351ci 2v 250hp V8 Engine (H-code)
 302ci 4v 290hp V8 Boss Engine (G-code)
 351ci 4v 300hp V8 Engine (M-code) (GT-350 M-code)
 428ci 4v 335hp V8 Cobra Jet Engine (Q-code) (GT-500 R-code)
 428ci 4v 335hp V8 RA Cobra Jet Engine (R-code)
 429ci 4v 375hp V8 Boss Engine (Z-code)
 Cruise-O-Matic Automatic Transmission
 3-Speed Manual Transmission
 4-Speed Manual Transmission
 4-Speed Manual Close Ratio Transmission
 Power Brakes
 Power Steering
 Black hood
 Simulated Hood Scoop (Mach-1)
 Shaker Style Hood Scoop (351ci 390ci)
 NASA Hood Scoops (Shelby)
 Turn-type Hood Locks (Mach-1/Shelby)
 Chin Spoiler
 Front bumper guards
 Vinyl Roof (full)
 Vinyl Roof (landau) (Grande)
 Power Convertible Top
 Vinyl Body-Side Moldings
 Side Scoops (Shelby)
 Mach-1 Side Wide Rocker trim
 Shelby Rocker Panel Stripes
 Boss L Side Stripes
 Grabber C Side Stripes
 Rear Window Louvers (Sport Slats)
 Rear Spoiler
 Color Keyed Dual Mirrors
 Right-hand (passenger-side) Mirror
 Rim Blow 3-spoke Steering Wheel
 Tilt Steering Wheel
 In-Dash Tach
 Electric Clock
 AM Push Button Radio
 AM/FM Push Button Radio
 Stereosonic AM/8-Track Tape System
 Intermittent Wipers
 Center Console
 SelectAire Air Conditioner
 Rear window defogger (hardtop)
 Decor Group (high back seats, two-spoke steering wheel, color keyed mirrors w/ remote, formed door trim panels, rocker panels, wheel moldings)
 Wood Door/Dash Inserts
 High Back Front Bucket Seats (Mach-1/Shelby)
 15x7 Shelby Wheels with gold cobra centers
 Die-case Center Deep Dish Wheels
 Magnum 500 Wheels
 Styled Steel Wheels with center hub cap and trim ring
 Wheel Covers (hub caps)
 Sloted (16) Wheel Covers (hub caps)
 Wire Wheel Covers (hub caps)

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