1988 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance

1988 Ford Mustang ('88)
Ford offered a hardtop, hatchback and convertible for the 1988 model year. There was not much change from previous year Mustangs, Ford found a good thing in the increased horsepower 302. Ford also hit peak production for the GT model in 1988, manufacturing 68,468 units, over a 20,900 increase from 1987. The 1988 Ford Mustang was named Car and Drivers best 10 cars of the year. The GT handling package included progressive rate springs and 1.3 inch front anti-sway bar. Suspension consisted of gas pressurized struts with rear quadra shocks and a 0.83 inch anti sway bar. The GT model offered T-top and sunroof options, although T-tops were discontinued early in the model year. The Mustang was very popular during ‘87 and ‘88, and Ford decided to continue the models production up to 1993 indefinitely, scrapping the idea of calling its Mazda based Probe the “Mustang IV” (Thanks!). Looking for aftermarket parts for your 88 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.

1988 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

1988 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 $8,835
Standard Convertible $13,702
Hatchback $9,341
Production Numbers
Standard Coupe 53,221
Standard Convertible 32,074
Hatchback 125,930
VIN Decoder
Code Engine/Body/Options
A 2.4L EFI Inline 4 88hp
E 5.0L EFI V-8 225hp
40 2dr Coupe
41 2dr Hatchback LX
42 2dr Hatchback GT
44 2dr Convertible LX
45 2dr Convertible GT
6 Check Digit (varies)
J Year (J - 1988)
F Plant (F - Dearborn)
0000001 Consecutive Unit Number
1FA Ford Motor Co.
L Restraint System (L-air bags & active belts)
P Passenger Car
Production Numbers by Color
Model Quantity
Black 21,960
Smoke Poly 8,335
Smoke 2,554
Medium Scarlet 16,732
Medium Cabernet 9,869
Medium Shadow Blue 1,367
Dark Sable 114
Dark Shadow Blue 9,298
Bright Regatta Blue 6,890
Sand Beige 192
Yellow 293
Oxford White 17,564
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Black 1C
Smoke Poly 1D
Smoke 1K
Medium Scarlet 2D
Medium Cabernet 2H
Medium Shadow Blue 3R
Dark Sable N/A
Dark Shadow Blue 7N
Bright Regatta Blue 7H
Sand Beige N/A
Yellow 66
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