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36 Years of Hindsight: 1980 Ford Full-Line Brochure

Posted February 03, 2016 9:00 AM by dstrohl

It's fascinating to look at Ford's lineup for the 1980 model year and to realize that only two of the eight nameplates are still in use today. But when it comes to the Mustang, the more things change, the more they stay the same: Ford was then touting its new-tech, 150-hp turbocharged four-cylinder engine option (think EcoBoost!), which debuted with the Fox platform in 1979, and actually made 31 hp more than the Mustang's available 255-cu.in., two-barrel-carbureted V-8. One of this model's flashier variants was the Cobra, which got a new look for 1980 (and, judging from the brochure illustration, balloon tires!).

Brochures are an interesting way to reminisce about classic autos.

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