1986 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance

1986 Ford Mustang ('86)
1986 was the best year of a decade for the Ford Mustang, with almost a quarter million units sold. The exterior remained the same except for a high mounted 3rd brake light added to the rear. Ford offered the usual 4 cylinder that produced 88 HP and a V6 rated at 120 horses. For the GT model Ford traded the carbureted 302 for fuel injection, bringing a drop in horsepower from the previous year (from 210 to 200). The GT motor received a long runner aluminum intake and 58mm throttle body. Cast forged pistons brought the compression ratio to 9.2 to 1. The heads were E6SE with fast burning combustion chambers. Unfortunately the heads had trouble breathing, resulting in a restriction of performance above 4,000 RPM. Ford upgraded the axle to a significantly beefier 8.8. 1986 also was the last year of the SVO. The turbo 2.3L delivered 205 HP and was considered well ahead of its time. Unfortunately the price tag made the SVO less desirable to the Mustang enthusiast for the period. 1986 was the final year of the SVO's three year run, due to the popularity of the 5.0L, which gave V8-quality performance at a much lower price than the SVO. During its three year run, from 1984 to 1986, 9,844 SVOs were made. Looking for restoration or aftermarket parts for your 86 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 86 Mustang parts you are looking for to get your Fox Body back in shape or just keep her looking and feeling great.

1986 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

1986 Ford Mustang Specs

Engine HP TQ 0-60 1/4 Mile
2.3L 2V 4cyl 88 N/A N/A N/A
2.3L EFI 4cyl (SVO) 205 N/A N/A N/A
3.8L EFI V-6 120 N/A N/A N/A
5.0L EFI/4V V-8 (HO) 165/200 N/A N/A N/A
Retail Prices
Model Price
Standard Coupe $7,420
Standard Convertible $13,214
Standard Hatchback $7,974
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Standard Coupe 83,774
Standard Convertible 22,946
Standard Hatchback 117,690
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
W 2.3L EFI 4cyl 205hp (SVO)
3 3.8L EFI V-6 120hp
M 5.0L EFI/4V V-8 165/210hp (HO)
S Engine Code
6 Check digit (varies)
G Year (G - 1986)
F Plant (F-Dearborn)
0000001 Consecutive unit number
Production Numbers by Color
Model Quantity
Black 14,947
Smoke 7,710
Silver Metallic 4,687
Medium Canyon Red 6,844
Jalapena Red 11,843
Light Regatta Blue 2,907
Dark Sage 144
Dark Slate Metallic 12
Shadow Blue 745
Sand Beige 97
Dark Sable 46
Oxford White 10,088
Special Service 415
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Black 1C
Smoke 1D
Silver Metallic 1E
Medium Canyon Red 2A
Jalapena Red 2R
Light Regatta Blue 3J
Dark Sage 4E
Dark Slate Metallic 4M
Shadow Blue 7B
Sand Beige 8L
Dark Sable 8Y
Oxford White 9L
Mustang Interior Trim Colors
Color Code
Charcoal N/A
Regatta Blue N/A
Canyon Red N/A
Sand Beige N/A
White/Red (Convertible) N/A
White/Blue (Convertible) N/A
White/Charcoal (Convertible) N/A