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1980 Mustang Ghia


Mustang Ghia

The 1980 Ghia luxury group continued to be offered on the coupe and hatchback. The Ghia package included full wrap around black body side molding with argent gray inserts; high back vinyl seats with European styled headrests, turbine wheel covers, and Ghia badges on the decklid.

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Other years of the Mustang Ghia: 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 [1980] 1981

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Examples of a 1980 Mustang Ghia
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Bright Red Mustang Ghia
Bright Red 1980 Mustang Ghia notchback owned by Kent Roberts from Abbotsford, BC Canada. It has the optional white vinyl carriage top. Kent tells us, "I picked this car up from the original owner in July 2010. The car is in mint and original condition. The car is powered by a 255 V8. The car did come with the 255 originally, but the engine grenaded in 1996 and was replaced with a rebuilt 255. This car is a west coast original, and is even equipped with its original windshield, the owners manuals, warranty cards, and all the service manuals. The carriage top is in excellent condition and the car is wearing 80% of its original red paint. Its a A/C delete car with cruise, power locks, tilt, premium sound system, and rear defogger."

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Bright Red Mustang Ghia
Bright Red 1980 Mustang Ghia hatchback owned by Dwayne McCracken from Washington, Missouri. Dwayne adds, "I bought this Mustang Ghia in 2005. I seen it and I liked the red with all of the chrome on it. When I lifted the hood I knew I wanted it. It was clean and had almost as much chrome on it as the exterior. I just recently found out it was a special 1980 Mustang model. It is a Ghia, a luxury package Ford offered that year. The interior and exterior had been stripped if any evidence of the Ghia model on it. The previous owner had replaced the emblems with Cobra decals and emblems. I found out when I ran the VIN number on Mustang Attitude's, VIN number decoder. I have been trying to replace all of the missing Ghia emblems whenever I can find them. This car came out of the factory with a 255 V8 automatic transmission. I think that was Ford's biggest mistake in 1980. As people bought them, they were disappointed in the lack of power and the poor performance of the 255 engine. Luxury or not the 1980 Ghia was doomed from the beginning. As about everyone who as ever owned this car did, the previous owner had the 255 bored to a 302, When I bought it all of the receipts from everything from emblems to mechanical had been left in the console with the original owners manual. He spent much more on changing it than it was worth at the time. It also came with two boxes of trophies from car shows. I haven't driven it much in the last 5-6 years. It has Historical plates on it and I just recently took an interest in again. It still needs a new paint job but the engine only has 41,000 on it and runs great. Getting it back in shape after letting it sit for so long is a project that will keep me busy for awhile. Since I retired two years ago, I definitely have the time. I wouldn't consider selling it because I love these older models and Mustangs have always been my favorite cars. This 1980 joins a 1986 GT hatchback and a 2003 GT coupe."

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Dark Cordovan Brown Mustang Ghia
Ford promotional photo of a Dark Cordovan metallic brown 1980 luxury option Ghia hatchback. The Ghia luxury/sport hatchback has full wraparound bodyside molding with dual color-coordinated accent stripe inserts, dual remote control styled mirrors, bright rocker panel moldings, dual accent pin stripes, color-keyed window frames and rear louvers (not chrome or black as on other models), 14 inch turbine wheel covers (upgraded to wire wheels here), and a Ghia insignia on the rear liftgate.

Silver Mustang Ghia
Ford promotional photo of a Silver metallic 1980 Mustang luxury Ghia optioned coupe. This one is shows with the standard Ghia offered turbine wheels, the window trim is chrome to match the body color and the black vinyl roof is an additional option. This Ghia also has its standard pin striping, wide color keyed body side molding (the insert is color keyed to match the both color), bright rocker panel trim, and a Ghia insignia on the decklid (not shown).

Bright Caramel Orange Mustang Ghia
Bright Caramel Orange 1980 luxury optioned Ghia Mustang coupe with factory wire wheels, hood scoop with 4-cylinder 2.3L turbo engine, and color matched window trim.

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