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FORD MUSTANG III

2-door 5-seater coupé/hatchback coupé.

Third generation Mustang, rare in Britain, rode on longer (104.4ins) wheelbase, compared with 96.2ins of older car, with new Fairmont/Zephyr suspension and mix of existing and ever older corporate engines. Coil and radius arms rear linkage helped traction, and in early eighties turbocharged 'four' of 140bhp (net) helped performance. By comparison, 4.2-litre V8 was emasculated by emission control. Sharp-edged style quite unlike previous model. After facelifts, still built at end of 1980s.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
2301cc (S4 OC), 2798cc (V6 OHV), 3277cc )S6 OHV), 4183cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1978 to 1993  
Number produced:
n/a, but 370,000 in first model year