1981 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance

1981 Ford Mustang ('81)
The 1981 Mustang again saw very few changes from previous years in the third-generation Foxbody designs. The 1981 model did feature the "Traction-Lok" rear axle, which were specially designed to decrease wheel hop.

This was a landmark year, however, as 1981 was the first time in Mustang history that the hatchback outsold the coupe. This trend continued all throughout the rest of the Foxbody generation, up to 1993. Looking for restoration or aftermarket parts for your 81 Mustang? We have what you are looking for, check out our sections below. We have a great selection of performance parts, accessories, upgrades, and mods. We have all of the 81 Mustang parts you are looking for to get your Fox Body back in shape or just keep her looking and feeling great.

1981 Mustang Parts

Ford Mustang Gifts & Apparel
79-93 Mustang Brakes
79-93 Mustang Drivetrain
79-93 Mustang Engine Parts
79-93 Mustang Exhaust
79-93 Mustang Exterior Styling
79-93 Mustang Intake Parts
79-93 Mustang Interior Styling
79-93 Mustang Lights
79-93 Mustang Restoration Parts
79-93 Mustang Suspension
79-93 Mustang Tires
79-93 Mustang Performance Chips
79-93 Mustang 4-lug Wheels

1981 Ford Mustang Specs

Engine HP TQ 0-60 1/4 Mile
2.3L 2V 4cyl 88 HP    
3.3L 1V 6cyl 94 HP      
4.2L 2V V-8 120 HP      
Retail Prices
Model Price
Standard Coupe $5,897
Standard Hatchback $6,566
Standard Hatchback, Ghia $6,786
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Standard Coupe 77,458
Standard Coupe, Ghia 13,422
Standard Hatchback 77,399
Standard Hatchback, Ghia 14,273
VIN Decoder
Code Engine/Body/Options
1FA Ford Motor Co.
B Restraint system (B-active belts)
P Passenger Car
10 Body code (10/14 - 2dr sedan, 15 - 3dr, 12 - 2dr Ghia, 13 - 3dr Ghia)
A 2.3L 2V 4cyl 88hp
B 3.3L 1V 6cyl 94hp
D 4.2L 2V V-8 120hp
6 Check digit (varies)
B Year (B - 1981)
F Plant (F-Dearborn)
0000001 Consecutive unit number
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Black 1C
Light Pewter Metallic 1T
Bright Bittersweet 2G
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Dark Brown Metallic 5Q
Bright Yellow 6N
Dark Cordovan Metallic 8N
Polar White 9D
Medium Pewter Metallic 17
Red 24
Bright Red 27
Pastel Chamois 86
Medium Blue Glow 3H
Bittersweet Glow 8D
Mustang Interior Trim Colors
Wedgewood Blue