1982 - 1993 VIN Decoder

Posted on Wednesday, 18, 2004

This page is designed to give you information about your Mustang by explaining the VIN number on your 1982-1993 Ford Mustang. Original data is sourced from MustangGT.org.

All 1982-1993 Mustangs have a 17 digit VIN.

Digits 1-3 = World Manufacturer Identifier

  • all 1982-1993 Mustangs = "1FA" - FoMoCo, USA, Ford Passenger Car

Digit 4 = Restraint System

  • 1982-1989 Mustangs = "B" - Active Belts (Manual)
  • 1990-1993 Mustangs = "C" - Air Bag with Active Belts (Front)

Digit 5 = Passenger Car

  • all 1982-1993 Mustangs - "P"

Digits 6-7 = Series - Body Style

  • 1982 Mustangs
    • "10" - 2-door Notchback (L/GL Series)
    • "12" - 2-door Notchback (GLX Series)
    • "13" - 3-door Hatchback (GLX Series)
    • "16" - 3-door Hatchback (GL/GT Series)
  • 1983-1986 Mustangs
    • "26" - 2-door Notchback (L/GL/GLX/LX Series)
    • "27" - 2-door Convertible (GLX/LX/GT Series)
    • "28" - 3-door Hatchback (L/GL/GLX/LX/GT Series)
  • 1987-1993 Mustangs
    • "40" - 2-door Notchback (LX Series)
    • "41" - 3-door Hatchback (LX Series)
    • "42" - 3-door Hatchback (GT Series)
    • "44" - 2-door Convertible (LX Series)
    • "45" - 2-door Convertible (GT Series)

Digit 8 = Engine


(Note only codes for V8 and 2.3L Turbo engines are shown here even though Ford did put various other 4 cylinder and 6 cylinder engines in the Mustang)
  • 1982 Mustangs
    • "D" - 4.2 liter 2V V8 255 CID 120 hp
    • "F" - 5.0 liter 2V V8 302 CID 157 hp
  • 1983 Mustangs
    • "F" - 5.0 liter 4V V8 302 CID 175 hp
    • "W" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 145 hp (Turbo GT only)
  • 1984 Mustangs
    • "M" - 5.0 liter 4V (5-speed manual - 175 hp) or CFI (automatic - 165 hp) V8 302 CID
    • "T" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 175 hp (SVO only)
    • "W" - 2.3 Liter CFI 4 cylinder turbo 140 CID 145 hp (Turbo GT only)
  • 1985 Mustangs
    • "M" - 5.0 liter 4V (5-speed manual - 210 hp) or CFI (automatic - 180 hp) V8 302 CID
  • 1986 Mustangs
    • "M" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 200 hp
  • 1987-1992 Mustangs
    • "E" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 225 hp
  • 1993 Mustangs
    • "D" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 235 hp (Cobra only)
    • "E" - 5.0 liter SEFI V8 302 CID 205 hp

Digit 9 = Check Digit (for Ford internal use)

  • All 1982-1993 Mustangs = any digit "0-10" or "X"

Digit 10 = Model Year

  • 1982 = "C"
  • 1983 = "D"
  • 1984 = "E"
  • 1985 = "F"
  • 1986 = "G"
  • 1987 = "H"
  • 1988 = "J"
  • 1989 = "K"
  • 1990 = "L"
  • 1991 = "M"
  • 1992 = "N"
  • 1993 = "P"

Digit 11 = Assembly Plant

  • All 1982-1993 Mustangs = "F" - Dearborn

Digit 12-17 = Consecutive Unit Number

  • Production numbers started at 100,001 at the beginning of each model year (these numbers include ALL Mustangs - not just GT's)

Example

Here is a breakdown of the VIN for a 1991 GT Hatchback - "1FACP42E6MF115008":

  • 1FA = Ford Motor Co., USA, Ford Passenger Car
  • C = Air Bag(s) with Active Belts (Front)
  • P = Passenger Car
  • 42 = 2-door Hatchback, GT
  • E = V8, 5.0 Liter, 302-SEFI
  • 6 = Check digit (for Ford internal use)
  • M = 1991
  • F = Dearborn
  • 115008 = Consecutive Unit Number - this car would be the 15,008th Mustang (of ALL Mustangs - not just GT's) off the line in model year 1991.

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