1983 Mustang GT
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New to the 1983 Mustang GT was a rear facing non-functional hood scoop, 16 spoke alloy wheels (many chose the optional 3 or 6 spoke cast aluminum TRX wheels), and a new 4-barrel Holley 600cfm carburetor, 5.0L V8 engine delivering 175hp. Later in the year a $250 higher Turbo GT was offered with a 2.3L, electronic fuel injected Turbo 4-cycle engine. GT standard upgrade equipment included the 1983 standard new black grille, body-colored headlamp trim, aerodynamic front skirts, rear spoiler, and performance suspension and handling.

Examples of a 1983 Mustang GT
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1983, Redfire, Mustang GT, hatchback
1983 Mustang GT 5.0 with 4-speed manual transmission repainted redfire, but the GT specific black frames around the windshield and and doors remain. This photo shows the new aerodynamically design front of the 1983 Mustang with deeply recessed headlamp housings. This was the only year Mustang did not offer fog lamps. This Mustang has 1991-1993 GT/LX alloy wheels.

1983, Silver, Mustang GT, hatchback
Silver 1983 Mustang GT with a 302 cubic inch V8 and unique GT blackout trim not only outside, but also on the inside.

1983, Black, Mustang GT, fastback
Black 1983 Mustang GT hatchback owned by John from Ohio. Modifications include American Racing 4-bolt rims, rebuilt Holley/Motorcraft 4180 carb, Flowtech full-length headers, Borla cat-back exhaust, and a new steering wheel.

1983, Red, Mustang GT, hatchback
Kevin James just picked up this 1983 Mustang GT hatchback. Kevin adds, "It will have a 5.0l engine out of an '88 Mustang with GT40 heads, 17" bullitt wheels, H&R lowering springs, and 5 lug conversion with rear disc brakes. The car is all original except for the TSW wheels on it now. It even has the factory vinyl bags for the T-tops. It is a 5-speed. The 5.0l engine in it now has some issues, hence the engine swap."

1983, Black, Mustang GT, hatchback
Black 1983 Mustang GT hatchback with a 5.0L V8 engine. It has the GT decal and stripe kit applied to the hood.

1983, Bright Bittersweet Orange, Mustang GT, convertible
Bright Bittersweet 1983 Mustang GT convertible owned by Todd from Riverdale, Iowa. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting October 5, 2014. Todd tells us, "I found it on Craigslist. I have been looking for awhile and this popped up. 1 of 44 GT/GLX in this color. It had no rust so I thought it would be a good car." Engine mods include; GT40 Aluminum heads, Crane cam kit, Motorsport 1.7 roller rockers, Edelbrock RPM air gap intake, Edelbrock ABC carb, K&N air filter, MSD digital 6 ignition, MSD dist & coil, Motorsport wires, Aeromotive fuel pump, Holley fuel regulator & gauge, BBK headers and H-pipe. Wheels & Suspension mods; 13-inch front Cobra and 98 GT brakes, Cobra wheels, Cooper RS3a tires, poly control arms, camber caster plates, Eibach springs sport line springs, Tokico shocks & struts, interior & exterior sub frame connectors, Strut tower braces. It also has a T5 with Hurst 5-speed shifter, Billet flywheel and clutch/quadrant, drive shaft loop, 8.8 with 3.73 rears, hardened axles & studs, and 5-lug conversion.

1983, Red, Mustang GT, hatchback
Viper Red 1983 Mustang GT hatchback owned by Mark C from Marietta, Georgia. Mark says, "I am the second owner, and have owned my 1983 GT for about 15 years. It is a #s matching 302 HO 5-speed with all original interior with the premium sound system. The car has a few performance mods - i.e. camshaft, headers, and HEI distributor. The car runs and looks great for a 30 year old car."

1983, Bright Red, Mustang GT, hatchback
Check out this Ford promotional photo of a Bright Red 1983 Mustang GT T-top hatchback with sport wheels, black hood stripe with GT graphic, and rear wing.

1983, Black, Mustang GT, hatchback
Black 1983 Mustang GT hatchback owned by Tim from Cleveland, Ohio. This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting July 24, 2016. Tim tells us, "I bought it in 1985 when I was 19. I drove it for several years, but then parked it in the mid '90's. About 7 years ago, my brother took the car out of my mom's garage to a local shop and got it running again. At that point, it was mostly stock except a few visual mods. For the first few years, that was okay but after awhile my son and I needed to amp up the performance aspect of the car. In May 2013 we took to removing the motor and trans. Over the course of the next year and a half, the top end was completely gone through including GT40 iron heads, a Comp 268H cam, perform roller rockers, and an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake. This year, the car got new 10th anniversary cobra rims and lowering springs. It's a riot to drive, and was a great project to work on."

1983, Medium Red, Mustang GT, convertible
Medium Red 1983 Mustang GT convertible owned by Dave Hilgendorf from Saint Clair, Michigan. Dave tells us more, "I purchased it about 6 months ago from a private owner. It has 50,000 miles and is rust free. It is almost completely original. I have the original window sticker and a Marti report." The Marti report lists the following options: interval windshield wipers, 3.08 Traction-Lok rear axle, 5-speed manual transmission, P220/55R-390 TRX black sidewall tires, tilt leather wrapped steering wheel, speed control, power steering, power disc brakes, air conditioner, AM/FM cassette stereo radio, heavy duty battery, power windows, and TRX aluminum wheels.

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