The 1985 Fox Body received a face-lift with the new front facia design ending the more traditional “grill” design of the previous year. Horsepower for the 5.0 jumped from 175HP to 210HP due in part to the exhaust system changes. This is the last year of the four-barrel carburetor. 1985 introduced the use of forged pistons with thicker ring lands for improved heat transfer. And not to forget, 1985 gave us the first year of the OE roller rockers in the 5.0HO. You can learn more about the progression of the Fox Body V8 here. 

  • Lowest Price: 2.3L Notchback $6,989.00
  • Highest Price: SVO $14,806.00
  • Total Fox Mustangs Produced 1985: 156,514

Engine Codes

A 2.3L 88HP
T 2.3L Turbo (SVO) 205HP
3 3.8L V6 120HP
M 5.0L V8 165HP / 210HP (HO)

Exterior Color Codes

1985 color codes fox body mustang

1C Black
1B Medium Charcoal
9L Oxford White
1Q Silver
2C Canyon Red
8L Sand Beige
2R Jalapeno Red
8Y Dark Sable
3V Light Regatta Blue
2A Medium Canyon Red
3L Dark Blue
4E Dark Sage
4M Dark Slate

Interior Color Codes

A Charcoal
B Regatta Blue
D Canyon Red
Y Sand Beige
N White / Red (‘vert)
Q White / Blue (‘vert)
W White / Charcoal (‘vert)

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