|THE SCORE FOR '76
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Mustang II is designed to be designed by you. In 1976 there's more choice than ever. Whatever your preference - economy car, luxury car or sports car - where there's a Mustang II there's a way.
On looks alone, Mustang II delivers you from dull. That's one of the major reasons why the car has outsold its competition ever since it was introduced.
But with Mustang II, looks aren't everything. For example, there's excellent fuel economy, too. Mustang II offers three models - MPG Two-Door Hardtop, MPG Three-Door 2+2, and MPG Ghia - that have Environmental Protection Agency estimates of 34 miles per gallon on the highway test cycle and 24 miles per gallon on the city cycle when equipped with the standard powerteam. California results are somewhat lower. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on the type of driving you do, your driving habits, your car's condition and optional equipment.
The standard powerteam on Mustang II MPG models consists of a 2.3-liter four-cylinder overhead cam engine and a four-speed floor-mounted manual transmission (SelectShift Cruise-O-Matic transmission is optional). Hardtop, 2+2 and Ghia models also are available with a 2.8-liter V-6 engine or a 302-CID V-8.
A look at other standard features on Mustang II models proves that a small car doesn't have to be lacking in fine appointments. For example, the Hardtops come with deep-cushioned low-back vinyl bucket seats, cut-pile carpeting, woodtone appliques, tachometer, and fuel, anmeter and temperature gauges. Windshield wiper/washer controls are conveniently located on the turn signal lever. Also standard: rack and pinion steering and front disc brakes.
Three-Door 2+2 models have the same fine features as the Hardtops, plus and upswinging third door and a rear seat that folds down to provide 22.8 cubic feet of storage space - enough to handle skis or scuba gear.
For top-of-the-line luxury, there's Ghia. Outside elegance includes a vinyl roof (full or half), opera windows, dual accent paint stripes, color-keyed vinyl insert bodyside moldings and deluxe wheel covers. Ghia comes with steel-belted radial-ply tires, too. Inside, Ghia buyers have their choice of cloth and vinyl or all-vinyl trim. Additional Ghia features include deluxe door trim, color-keyed deluxe belts and a sound package.
If you're lookin for a sporty road machine, Mustang II has several to offer - Mach 1, Stallion and Cobra II.
Available on 2+2 models, the exciting new Cobra II sports package resembles the legendary Shelby Cobra. Broad double accent stripes run from front to rear and along the lower bodysides. Cobra II also has fornt and rear-deck spoilers, European-type rear quarter window louvers, styled steel wheels with trim rings, raised white-letter radials and a simulated hood air scoop.
Additional sporty touches include color-keyed remote-control mirrors and Cobra snake emblems on the grille, front fenders, wheels and window louvers. Three exterior color combinations are available: Polar White with Blue accents stripes, Bright Blue Metallic with White stripes and - new for '76½ - Black with Gold stripes. Inside, Cobra II has all-vinyl bucket seats and brushed aluminum metal appliques on the instrument panel and door panels.
Mustang II's Stallion Option Group is designed to put a real kick in your motoring life. Available on Hardtop and 2+2 models, this appearance package includes styled steel wheels, Blackout grille, Black window moldings and wiper arms, and Black-painted lower fenders, lower doors, lower front/rear bumpers and rocker panels. Buyer can top off their 2+2 Stallions with a Tu-Tone paint option that consists of Black paint treatment on the hood and roof.
From front to rear, the Mach 1 is a real eye-catcher. Exterior highlights include Black lower bodysides, color-keyed remote-control mirrors, styled steel wheels with trim rings, and raised-white-letter radials. A new mid-year offering is Mach 1's all-Black "Midnight" option. The standard engine under Mach 1's hood is the peppy 2.8-liter V-6.
Numerous other options are available for buyers who want to personalize thier Mustang IIs. Ghia fans will find extra elegance in the optiona Ghia Luxury Group. Interior features include velour cloth seat trim and a center console. The package also contains these exterior appointments: Normande grain half-vinyl roof and full-length bodyside tape stripes.
For other Mustang II models, there's the optional Luxury Interior Group. With this package, you get a choice of super-soft vinyl or Westminster cloth and vinyl seat trim, deluxe door trim, color-keyed deluxe belst, 18-ounce cut-pile carpeting, a sound package, and more.
Mustang II convenience options include SelectAire Conditioner, Light Group and power rack and pinion steering. For your listening pleasure, a number of audio systems are available, including AM/FM stereo and AM/FM stereo with eight-track tape player. And to brighten up the Luxury Interior Group, there's a new colorful plaid cloth seat trim that comes in Bright Red, Blue, Tan or Creme.
Your local Ford dealer invites you to come in for a close look at Mustang II. And while you're there, be sure to take the time for a test drive. It's the best way to learn the score.