1996 Ford Mustang Parts & Performance (V6, GT & Specialty)

1996 Ford Mustang ('96)
The 1996 Mustang offered a mid-model mini-redesign. The taillights were changed from three horizontal bars to three vertical bars to better reflect the Mustang heritage (the first-generation Mustangs had three vertical bars). A new color, Bright Tangerine, was offered. Only 829 Tangerine Mustangs were made, and the color was only offered on the GT model.

The 1996 Cobra also got a limited-edition color: Mystic. Mystic was a polychromatic paint; it changed colors depending on the view angle. Depending on how the light hit the car, it could appear either bronze, green, or purple. Mystic was an expensive color, and Mystic Cobras are quite collectible today.

By far the most important change to the Mustang lineup in 1996 was the introduction of a 4.6L Modular V8 to replace the old 5.0. The Mod motor (as it is affectionately known in Mustang circles) is a cam-in-head design. The single overhead cam version in the GT produced 215 horsepower and 285 ft-lbs of torque; the dual overhead cam version found in the Cobra produced 305 horsepower at 5800 rpm and 300 ft-lbs at 4800 rpm. The base model V6 also received a slight horsepower bump up to 150 in 1996.

American Muscle is your source for aftermarket '96 Mustang parts. We have what you are looking for to get that edge over the competition. Check out our sections below. We have a great selection of 4.6 performance parts, accessories, gears, and more. Make sure you check out all the bargains we have available for your GT or V6 Mustang. You can make sure that your 4.6 has a great set of wheels or performance upgrades that will keep you ahead of the rest of the Mustang stampede.

1996 Mustang Parts

Ford Mustang Gifts & Apparel
94-98 Mustang Brakes
94-98 Mustang Drivetrain
94-98 Mustang Engine Parts
94-98 Mustang Exhaust
94-98 Mustang Exterior Styling
94-98 Mustang Intake Parts
94-98 Mustang Interior Styling
94-98 Mustang Lights
94-98 Mustang Restoration Parts
94-98 Mustang Suspension
94-98 Mustang Tires
94-98 Mustang Chips & Tuners
94-98 Mustang Wheels

1996 Ford Mustang Specs

Engine HP TQ 0-60 1/4 Mile
3.8L V6 150 215 9.9 sec N/A
4.6L SOHC V-8 215 285 6.7 sec 15.1 sec
4.6L DOHC V-8 300 285 5.6 sec 14.3 sec
Retail Prices
Model Price
Standard Coupe $15,180
Standard Convertible $21,060
GT Coupe $17,610
GT Convertible $23,495
Cobra Coupe $24,810
Cobra Convertible $27,580
Production Numbers
Model Quantity
Coupe 144,342
Convertible 35,264
Cobra 10,006
VIN Decoder
Code Engine/Body/Options
4 3.8L OHV V6 190hp
W 4.6L SOHC V8 215hp
V 4.6L DOHC V-8 300hp
40 2dr Coupe
41 2dr Hatchback LX
42 2dr Hatchback GT
44 2dr Convertible LX
45 2dr Convertible GT
6 Check Digit (varies)
T Year (T - 1996)
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 23,726
Moonlight Blue 7,655
Deep Violet 4,769
Crystal White 20,189
Deep Forset Green 4,687
Pacific Green 18,592
Laser Red 25,204
Opal Frost 4,392
Rio Red 14,490
Mystic (Cobra Only) 1,950
Bright Tangerine 829
Mustang Exterior Colors
Color Code
Black UA
Moonlight Blue KM
Deep Violet JU
Crystal White ZF
Deep Forset Green NA
Pacific Green PS
Laser Red E9
Opal Frost WJ
Rio Red E8
Mystic (Cobra Only) LF
Bright Tangerine CM
Mustang Interior Trim Colors
Color Code
Saddle N/A
Opal Gray N/A
Black N/A
White* N/A
Mustang Convertible Top Colors
Color Code
Black A
Saddle M
White W