1976 Mustang

1976 came and went with little fanfare. The bicentennial craze was sweeping the nation and disco fever had the radio waves all but confiscated. Mustang continued with few changes. A couple new colors inside and out were offered, but engines and horsepower remained the same. Sales for 1976 was virtually the same as 1975 with 187,567 units sold.

Of note was the availability of a 4-speed manual transmission for the 302 V8 which had to be huge. The 2.8 liter V6 cars also were now able to be optioned with a C4 automatic transmission.

New marketing packages were offered for 1976 including the “MPG” and “Stallion”. Like most of the notions from the 1970’s, these packages had little meaning. They were essentially stickers, stripes, and a few advertisements. The Cobra II package with it’s stickers, stripes, and spoilers was making appearances in Charlie’s Angels episodes. Unfortunately it was available with all engines including the 4 and 6 cylinders which watered down the Cobra legend.

1976 Mustang Production Data:

69F Hatchback: 63,312

69R Hatchback – Mach 1: 9,232

60F Coupe: 78,508

60H Coupe – Ghia: 37,515

Total Production: 187,567

1967 Mustang Specifications

Engines

2.3 L – 140 cid, I-4, 2bbl, 88 hp

2.8 L – 171 cid, V6, 2bbl, 105 hp

5.0 L – 302 cid, V8, 2bbl, 140 hp

Code

Y

Z

F


Transmissions

4-speed manual

3-speed automatic (C4)


Brakes

Power front disc brakes / rear drum


Body Styles

Coupe

Coupe – Ghia

Hatchback

Hatchback – Mach 1

Code

60F

60H

69F

69R


Dimensions

Curb weight – 4 cyl coupe

Curb weight -4 cyl hatchback

Length

Height

Wheelbase

2,660 lb

2,807 lb

175″

49.6″

96.2″


Assembly Plant

Dearborn, MI

San Jose, CA

Code

F

R

1976 Mustang Colors:

Exterior Colors

Black

Polar White

Tan Glow

Bright Red

Light Green

Dark Red

Silver Blue Glow

Bright Metallic Blue

Dark Metallic Yellow Green

Metallic Medium Chestnut

Metallic Dark Brown

Medium Metallic Ivy Bronze

Metallic Silver

Code

1C

9D

5U

2B

47

2M

3M

3E

4V

5M

5Q

4T

1G


Interior Colors:

Black

Blue

Red

Tan

Aqua

Cranberry

Tan/White

Red/White

Blue/White

Black/White

A

B

D

U

K

H

4

N

Q

W

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