1983 Ford Mustang Overview


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GLX Convertible
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GT Convertible
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4.35 stars

Based on 18 reviews

All Around Excellent Car Easy To Drive Even Easier To Look At by Jason
 — in 1983 ford released the 5.0 for the first time since the mid 70s they came stock in the mustang gt. at 180 horse it could have had more to offer but to the weight ratio of the car its a good balance... Read More
Fun V-8 Car To Drive by meanoldmoe
 — This is my 2nd FOX chassis car and is the same year as my first mustang. Both are 5.0L with 4 bbl carbs. Power top works fine, but does have a bigger blind spot behind the rear 1/4 glass than a regu... Read More
"not A Bad Little Car" by scareme2
 — I have a 1983 forrd mustang which has a v-6 engine and automatic transmission.. It is a rear wheel drive with 14 inch tires. The carberation and exhaust is all origional, It has relativley low miles a... Read More

1983 Ford Mustang Overview

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1983 Ford Mustang

1982 - power. 1983 - the convertible. 1984 - the world??? The early eighties were truly the start of the Mustang's rise back out of the muck and into the forefront of the muscle car community. The 1983 Ford Mustang was available as a convertible, a trim which had been absent from the line-up for much too long.

The engines were also once again improved, with the 3.3-liter upped to a 3.8-liter V6. Perhaps the biggest change was the switch from a two-barrel carburetor to a new four-barrel version, boosting horsepower to 175.

Like the old ads used to say, "The Boss is back."


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I Have An 83 Mustang That When It Gets Warmed Up It Shuts Down

The car starts just fine, it's after it has been driven for a little while that it shuts down. If you let it set for awhile it will start up and let you drive for a little ways again, then shuts down

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1983 Ford Mustang Stick Will Not Shift Into Gear.

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What Is A Black Magic Package For A 1983 Mustang Convertible

What is a "black magic package" on a 1983 ford mustang convertible GT number 748 out of 1001? I have a letter from ford stating it is this in the options package. I can find nothing on it

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Where To Start On Upgrade

I have just bought this convertible.Its in fairly good condition with 60,00 on a rebuilt engine. I don't want to turn it into a hot rod, I just want to improve the performance. What are the bolt on t...

99 views with 4 answers (last answer 7 years ago)