Mustang Timeline: 1976

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Four-cylinder Mustangs were dubbed "MPGs" to emphasize their great fuel economy, and a Mustang II Stallion special edition wore a stallion badge on the front fender. It was available on both the coupe and hatchback.

The lovely Farrah Fawcett sported a 1976 Cobra II in the television show "Charlie's Angels." The 1976 Cobra featured Shelby-inspired side stripes, hood scoop, and Cobra emblems. The '76 snake also had quarter-window louvers similar to those on 1965-68 fastbacks. Color choices were white with blue, red, or green stripes, and black with gold stripes.

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140cid 2.3L 2V 4-cyl 88 hp Y Code
171cid 2.8L 2V V-6 105 hp Z Code
302cid 5.0L 2V V-8 140 hp F Code

Coupe, standard $3,525
Coupe, Ghia, standard $3,859
Hatchback, standard $3,781
Hatchback, Mach 1, standard $4,209

Coupe, standard 78,508
Coupe, Ghia, standard 37,515
Hatchback, standard 62,312
Hatchback, Mach 1, standard 9,232
Total 187,567

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Dark Green Metallic
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Light Blue
Medium Aqua
Medium Blue Metallic
Medium Bright Yellow
Medium Brown Metallic
Medium Copper Metallic
Medium Green Metallic
Medium Yellow Gold
Saddle Bronze Metallic
Wimbledon White
Tu-Tone Exterior Color Combinations

Cream/Medium Gold Metallic
White/Bright Blue Metallic
White/Bright Red

Vehicle Identification Numbers
6 Last digit of model year
F Assembly plant (F-Dearborn, R-San Jose)
04 Body code for Ghia (02-Coupe, 03-Hatchback, 05-Mach 1)
Y Engine code
100001 Consecutive unit number



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