Two new models were available in 1984--the SVO and
1984 1/2 20th Anniversary G.T. 350. The G.T. 350 was available as either a
hatchback or convertible, and buyers could opt for either the turbocharged
four-cylinder of the 5.0 HO. All were painted Oxford White with a Canyon
Red interior, and sported original pony and stripes side emblems and two
special 20th anniversary badges on the dashboard. Ford capitalized on the
Mustang's past performance by adding tape side stripes with "G.T. 350"
markings, an obvious reference to the Shelby days. Carroll Shelby did not
approve of the package, since he had sold the rights to the "Cobra" name
but not the "G.T. 350 or G.T. 500" names. Ford agreed not to use the name
again, but only after the first 5,260 cars were built.
The SVO was a turbocharged four-cylinder meant to
perform and handle well to compete against European cars.
1984 introduced the first Saleen Mustang. The 1984
model would feature aerodynamic body panels and racing suspension
components, but Saleen would begin adding engine modifications in
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