The 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang took a leap forward with its sporty styling. Here are specifications and other information for this generation of the Mustang:

  

 

1980 Ford Mustang
This Mustang generation -- lean and snappy --
barely resembled its ancestors.
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Specifications for the 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang:
Wheelbase, inches: 100.4
Length, inches: 179.1
Curb-weight range, pounds: 2,530-2,672 (1979); 2,601-2,692 (1981)
Width, inches: 69.1

Engine Types for the 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang:
ohc I-4: 140 cubic inches; 88 horsepower
ohc I-4: Turbo: 140
cubic inches; 131 horsepower
ohv V-6: 171 cubic inches; 109 horsepower
ohv I-6: 200 cubic inches; 85 horsepower
ohv V-8: 255 cubic inches; 117 horsepower
ohv V-8: 302 cubic inches; 140 horsepower

Transmissions for the 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang:
Automatic: 3-speed
Manual: 4-speed, 5-speed

Model-year production
for the 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang:
1979: 369,936
1980: 271,322
1981: 182,552

Base Prices for the 1979, 1980, 1981 Ford Mustang:
Model 1979
1980
1981
Coupe
$4,494
$4,884
$5,980
Fastback
$4,828
$5,194
$6,216
Ghia coupe
$5,064
$5,369
$6,424
Ghia fastback
$5,216
$5,512
$6,538

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