1987 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance

1987 Ford Mustang ('87)
The 1987 Mustang brought one of the most significant changes in body appearance and interior. Rear taillights were redesigned and the nose of the Mustang was now smooth, with flush mounted headlights and wraparound turn signals. The GT model was fitted with dummy front fender scoops and the LX model received a rear spoiler. These changes made the Mustang look a bit more contemporary and also lowered drag. Unfortunately the changes added about 100 pounds to overall weight. The dash received a whole new design with an upright instrument panel and rocker switches for lights, hazard flashers, and rear defroster. There was a cut out on the right side of the dash for a package shelf, helping make the interior look roomier. The armrests and steering wheel were also redesigned. Ford considered using front wheel drive for the 87 model but due to public outrage the front wheel drive platform was reserved for the Ford Probe. Ford gave the new 87 GT a boost in horsepower thanks to a bigger intake plenum and 580 cfm throttle bore. Ford replaced the low performing E6SE heads with E7TE heads used on their truck 302s. The heads had better breathing valves and produced 225 HP @4,000 RPM and 300 ft/lb @ 3,000 RPM. Looking for aftermarket parts for your 87 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 5.0 Mustang parts you are looking for to get your Fox Body back in shape or just keep her looking and feeling great.

1987 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

1987 Ford Mustang Specs

Engine HP TQ 0-60 1/4 Mile
2.4L EFI Inline 4 88 130 N/A N/A
5.0L EFI V-8 225 300 6.7 sec 15.1 sec
Retail Prices
Model Price
Standard Coupe $8,271
Standard Convertible $13,052
Hatchback $8,690
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Standard Coupe 43,257
Standard Convertible 32,074
Hatchback 94,441
VIN Decoder
Code Engine/Body/Options
A 2.3L EFI Inline 4 88hp
E 5.0L EFI V-8 225hp
40 2dr Coupe
42 2dr Hatchback GT
44 2dr Convertible LX
45 2dr Convertible GT
6 Check Digit (varies)
H Year (Year (H - 1987)
F Plant (F - Dearborn)
0000001 Consecutive Unit Number
1FA Ford Motor Co.
B Restraint System (B: active belts)
P Passenger Car
Production Numbers by Color
Model Quantity
Black 14,163
Smoke Poly 6,739
Smoke 1,870
Medium Scarlet 12,415
Medium Cabernet 5,758
Medium Shadow Blue 1,141
Jonquil 318
Shadow Blue 6,167
Bright Regatta Blue 549
Sand Beige 162
Dark Sable 140
Oxford White 13,165
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Black 1C
Smoke Poly 1D
Smoke 1K
Medium Scarlet 2D
Medium Cabernet 2H
Medium Shadow Blue 3R
Jonquil 6H
Shadow Blue 7B
Bright Regatta Blue 7H
Sand Beige 8L
Dark Sable 8Y
Oxford White 9L
Mustang Interior Trim Colors
Color Code
Bright Red N/A
Saddle N/A
Opal Gray N/A
Black N/A
White* * Convertible Only
Mustang Convertible Top Colors
Color Code
Black AA
Saddle MM
White WW