1979 Ford Mustang Turbo Apparel and Accessories by Legend Lines
Ford built the third generation of the Mustang from 1979 through 1993. It was based on the larger Fox platform with a chassis from the Fairmont. Body styles included a notchback coupe and a hatchback. The drivetrain and engines were carried over from the Mustang II with the base unit inline four-cylinder engine. A turbocharged version increased power giving it similar output to the V8 but with better fuel economy. The styling was courtesy of a team of designers led by Jack Telnack of the Light Truck and Car Design Group. Its styling was a combination of American and European influences and its drag coefficient of 0.44 for the fastback was the best the company had ever achieved. The black crosshatch grille no longer had a Mustang badge but rather the 'Ford' lettering at the driver's side. Flanked on either side of the grille were rectangular headlamps replacing the former single round units. Amber parking/signal lamps were mounted in the bumper directly below the headlamps. Mounted below the grille and bumper was an air scoop with five holes. Cars with the V8 had a '5.0' badge in the same location. Full wheel covers were standard. Fastback body styles had black rocker panel moldings, semi-styled wheels with black sport hub covers, trim rings, and full wraparound body side moldings with dual accent stripe insert.