1990 Ford Mustang GT
The 1990 Ford Mustang was essentially the same as the 1987 through 1989 model years. Given an economic slump Mustang sales dropped by nearly 40% in 1990. Minor changes could be found on the exterior and interior of the 1990 Mustang but the drivetrain remained unchanged.
The interior of the Mustang saw the introduction of a drivers side airbag as a standard item in 1990. This change necessitated the removal of a tilt column and a few gauge indicators.
Other minor changes included shoulder belts for passengers in the rear seats and slightly different HVAC controls with larger and easier to read dials.
The exterior of the 1990 Mustang saw the removal of the belt line tape stripe and the introduction of a few new colors: titanium silver, a new strawberry red, and two new blue tones.
The 1990 Mustang also represented the 25th year of production for the Mustang lineup. As such all 1990 Mustangs and some 1989 Mustangs received a special 25th anniversary badge on passenger side of the dash.
During the 1990 Mustang model year there was one very unique model called the "7 Up" model. Supposedly, The 7-UP Copmany was going to give away several of these cars at the NCAA basketball finals as a contest. However, at the last minute, the contest was canceled.
The 1990 Limited Edition Convertible featured deep Emerald Green
Metallic Paint (code PA), color matched side moldings, fascia, and
mirrors, white leather interior, white convertible top, and 15 inch
GT turbine styled aluminum wheels. The cars began as V8 LX coupes
and were shipeed to Cars & Concepts of Brighton, MI for modification
into converitbles. The plan was to build 5,000 but only 4,103 were
built. The breakdown of the production numbers is as follows:
~Total production: 4,103
~ 5-Speeds: 1,360
~ Automatics: 2,743
~ Vehicles exported: 261
All 7-UP cars came with the 225 horsepower 5.0 EFI engines, but for Steve Saleen provided an aftermarket supercharger installation for an additional charge. At least a dozen cars were so equipped.
Models: GT, LX, convertible, Limited Edition LX convertible
1990 Mustang Specifications
|Engine||5.0L (302cid) OHC V8 (iron block- 2 Valve Heads sequential fuel injection|
|Horsepower||225 @ 4000|
|Torque||300 @ 3000|
|Compression||9.5.1 to 1|
|Fuel||87 Octane, unleaded|
|Exhaust||aluminumized steel. LX models featured chrome tips|
|Transmission||5 speed T-5 or 4 speed automatice AOD|
|Final drive ratio||2.76:1 , 3.08:1. 3.27:1 (automatic)|
|Front||Independent, modified MacPherson strut with Separate spring on lower arm and stabilizer bar|
|Front springs||Helical coil, rubber-insulated|
|Rear||Four-bar link with coil springs on lower arm|
|Rear springs||Helical coil, rubber-insulated|
|Rear shocks||gas pressurized hydraulic (4 shocks in total)|
|Sway bars||front: 26.5 mm, rear 23mm|
|Steering||power assisted rack and pinion with 15.3:1 ratio|
|Front brakes||10.84 inch rotors|
|Rear brakes||9 inch drums|
|Wheels||15 by 7 Turbine styled aluminum wheels / LX versions received the 15 by 7 inch ten hole aluminum wheels|
|Tires||225/60ZR15 Goodyear Eagle VR60|
|Assembly Plant||Dearborn MI, USA|
|Price||$12,145 - $14,250|
|Quarter Mile||14.4 @ 96 mph|
|Top speed||145 mph|
Deep Emerald Green Deep Titanium
|Interior colors||Bright Red
White (convertible only)