1983 Mustang GT vs. 5.0L GLX, GL & L

'83 GT vs. 5.0L GLX & GL

We get lots of questions about the differences between the GT and 5.0L GLX & GL Mustang so here's a quick summary.

 


1983 Mustang GT
1983 Mustang 5.0L GLX & GL
Standard Exterior Equipment
side "GT" decal, "Mustang GT" decal on rear deck lid and black tape stripe on hood with "GT" identification
not available on GLX or GL
"blackout" treatment on exterior window trim, door handles, mirrors
chrome exterior trim (except black out mirrors on GL)
non-functional hood scoop
not available on GLX or GL
rear spoiler (only on hatchbacks)
not available on GLX or GL
P205/70HR14 BSW performance tires
same as GT
cast aluminum wheels
same as GT
"5.0" fender badges
same as GT
Standard Interior Equipment
console with armrest, electronic digital clock and graphic display systems monitor
available as options on GLX or GL
"blackout" treatment on dash / instrument panel
standard dash / instrument panel (woodgrain)
reclining low back bucket bucket seats
same as GT
remote control fuel filler door release
same as GT
AM radio with dual front speakers
same as GT
full instrumentation - tach, trip odometer, voltmeter, temperature, fuel, oil pressure gauges
same as GT
dual visor mirrors with covers
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - cargo area cover (hatchbacks)
same as GT
Standard Functional Equipment
5.0L 4V HO V8 engine
same as GT
4-speed manual transmission
same as GT
traction-lok axle
same as GT
handling suspension incl: modified MacPherson front suspension with coil springs (variable rate), larger diameter stabilizer bar and nitrogen gas-pressurized hydraulic struts, 4-bar link rear suspension with coil springs and nitrogen gas-pressurized hydraulic struts, stabilizer bar, and variable-rate coil springs
same as GT
sport tuned exhausts - chrome tips extending from back of rear wheel to rear bumper on driver's side
same as GT
other standard Mustang features - power rack and pinion steering with quick ratio, power front disc/rear drum brakes
same as GT
Colors
some interior and exterior colors available on LX are not available on GT (i.e. - Academy Blue, Walnut interior and Dark Academy Blue Metallic, Dark Walnut Metallic, Light Desert Tan, Medium Yellow, Midnight Blue Metallic, Light Academy Blue Glow, Bright Bittersweet and Desert Tan Glow paint not available on GT)