1983 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance

1983 Ford Mustang ('83)
In 1983 Ford brought a new look and feel to the Mustang line-up. The Foxbody Mustang sported a new headlight design giving the front end a more pointed, aero dynamic look compared to previous years. Taillights were redesigned and infused with their own amber turn signals. Also included was a reversed hood scoop, and Fords blue oval logo appeared for the first time on the front end. The GTs also had a matte-black stripe placed on the hood, harkening back to the Bosses and Mach 1s of the early 70s.

1983 brought a return of the rag top, which had not been seen on a Mustang since 1973. The Stang powerplant offered a 2.3L 4 cylinder (88HP) and 3.8L V6 (112HP). The 5.0L H.O. (high output) V8 produced 175 HP - the most in over a decade. Ford tried to market a 4cyl turbo GT but sales were stale - it was slower than the V8 GT and more expensive. The 5.0L H.O. had a new 4bbl Holley for better mixture, suspension and exhaust upgrades, and the popular Borg Warner T-5 transmission which was introduced late in the year to address poor gear spacing on early 4 speed models. Looking for restoration or aftermarket parts for your 83 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 83 Mustang GT, V6 and 4 cylinder parts you are looking for to get your Fox Body back in shape or just keep her looking and feeling great.

1983 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

1983 Ford Mustang Specs

Engine HP TQ 0-60 1/4 Mile
2.3L 2V 4cyl 88 HP    
2.3L EFI 4cyl (Turbo GT) 145 HP      
3.8L 2V V-6 112 HP      
5.0L 4V V-8 175 HP      
Retail Prices
Model Price
Standard Coupe $6,727
Convertible $12,467
Standard Hatchback $7,439
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Standard Coupe 33,201
Convertible 23,438
Standard Hatchback 64,234
VIN Decoder
Code Engine/Body/Options
1FA Ford Motor Co.
B Restraint system (B-active belts)
P Passenger Car
26 Body code (26 - 2dr sedan, 27 - 2dr convertible, 28 - 3dr hatchback)
A 2.3L 2V 4cyl 88hp
T 2.3L EFI 4cyl 145hp (Turbo GT)
3 3.8L 2V V-6 112hp
M 5.0L 4V V-8 175hp
6 Check digit (varies)
D Year (D - 1983)
F Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 Consecutive unit number
Production Numbers by Color
Model Quantity
Red 5,075
Bright Red 6,588
Light Cadet Blue 446
Medium Yellow 214
Medium Charcoal Metallic 5,645
Black 7,713
Silver Metallic 2,561
Bright Bittersweet 102
Midnight Blue Metallic 477
Dark Cadet Blue 559
Dark Walnut Metallic 135
Polar White 5,902
Medium Desert Tan Glow 196
Light Desert Tan 121
Special Service 356
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Red 24
Bright Red 27
Light Cadet Blue 35
Medium Yellow 61
Medium Charcoal Metallic 1B
Black 1C
Silver Metallic 1G
Bright Bittersweet 2G
Midnight Blue Metallic 3L
Dark Cadet Blue 5C
Dark Walnut Metallic 5U
Polar White 9D
Light Desert Tan 8Q
Mustang Interior Trim Colors
Cadet Blue