The 1984 Foxbody Mustang SVO has a truly distinctive look. It’s very much a product of its 1980s era. It’s called the Foxbody because it was based on the popular Ford Fox platform. The platform was the main design for many of Ford’s sedans during that era. When it comes to the iconic Mustang, the Fox platform ran from the 1980s until the early 2000s. The Foxbody Mustang represented the third generation of this iconic sports car.
The 1984 Foxbody Mustang SVO had a turbo four-cylinder engine. The hood features an air intake designed to help cool the engine. The 1984 edition of the Mustang SVO featured a unique two-tiered rear spoiler. These additional features on the exterior of the car made it highly efficient and aerodynamic. In many ways, the 1984 Foxbody Mustang SVO was developed by Ford to compete with some of the new European imports arriving in the 1980s. It has a lot in common with German and Swedish cars from that era. It’s lightweight so that it can gain acceleration and move quickly. It even looks a bit like an import, especially in its boxy silhouette.
The Mustang SVO car was available in 2-door coupe, 2-door convertible, and 3-door hatchback configurations. It handles very well. As zippy as the 1984 Foxbody Mustang SVO is, the primary purpose for its production was for its power. At 175 horsepower, it was a very high-performance car for its era. That may sound fairly mellow to today’s drivers. However, coming out of the transmission is a manual five-speed. The 1984 SVO represents the first use of 4-wheel disc brakes standard on a Mustang-branded car in terms of safety. The hatchback was a convenient addition to the Mustang and maximized the available storage space.
The turbo feature of the 1984 Foxbody Mustang SVO was even boostable. The premium fuel switch increased the power of the turbo engine by 3 to 4 pounds. The SVO came factory-equipped with an AM/FM radio and a tape deck. The heating and air conditioning helped to keep the ride comfortable for everyone, too. This Mustang remains a popular car with collectors, even today. It’s sporty yet luxurious.