This Candy Apple Red 1969 Ford Cobra aka Torino Cobra is very solid, and a fun car to cruise around in. Original numbers matching 428cid Cobra Jet, Original 4 Speed Transmission w/ Factory FoMoCo shifter. 3.50 Rear gears make this a really fun ride. Original 4 barrel carb and all original Ram Air parts. All functional. Everything works on this car except the heater, which I have not investigated yet. I have a clear title and a deluxe Marti Report that goes with the car in the sell.
This highly original car was stored inside in climate controlled shop sometime in the mid 80's. It's life under plastic wrap was uneventful, but it was the hope of the Classic Car restoration shop owner to one day restore the car for himself. So the car sat under plastic and partly disassembled until a friend of mine gave me a call and alerted me to the car. Being the sucker for big block Fords that I am, I couldn't let it sit in storage any longer. No this car needed a bit of freshening up, but it deserved to prowl the streets again. I took ownership and immediately started to rebuild the engine, which was torn down to the long block. I cleaned the engine and the engine compartment and repainted the engine and this big beautiful 428 Cobra Jet fired right up. The engine runs very strong and it's mated to it's original 4 speed transmission, which was already rebuilt, it just needed to be re-installed. The interior is all original and after a good cleaning it looked really good so I decided to leave as is and keep it as a driver.
There are a few rust spots here and there, but nothing major. I've gotten several estimates to strip the car to metal, correct the rust issues and repaint the car back to factory Candy Apple Red, and these quotes were for a show / driver quality paint job. There is still room in the price of this car for a worthy owner to make restorations without getting upside down in the car. I have two kids in college and one graduating HS next year and I'm just not in a position to provide any more loving care to this car. I've enjoyed owning and driving it and I suspect whoever purchases this car will have as much fun as I've had even if they never restore the paint. It's a good 5 footer now and really pops after a fresh coat of wax and detailer.
WIth a little imagination there are so many possibilities with this car. It would make an excellent full restoration candidate or it could easily just remain a good reliable and solid daily driver. It gets a ton of looks and thumbs up from folks everytime it's out. I've always keep the car in a climate controlled garage and taken very good care of it. It has new Cobra tires and the original rims/wheels. Even the spare is original.
I will make the car available for inspections by prospective owners or certified classic car inspectors with just a bit of notice, typically within 48 hours of your request for inspection. I will provide a test ride, but I only have it insured for me to drive so no test drives, sorry. Happy to put the car through it's paces on a solid test ride, so that anyone can see how well it drives, performs, stops and starts.
To purchase please make a 5% down payment via cash, certified check, or wire transfer. Then provide the remaining balance due with 7 working days. Shipping & Handling are your responsibility, but I will be happy to assist in any way that I can. I've used several shippers in the past and can refer you to any of those if needed, but a quick google search will yield plenty of options too. Thank you for looking. I hope to speak with you soon to answer any questions or to negotiate a deal.
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