Tasca Lightweight 428 Cobra Jet
-1 of 50 Tasca Lightweights
-Fully Restored with Original Interior
-Complete Ownership History
-Factory Supporting Documentation
-From 2 Top Muscle Car Collections
The 1968 Ford Mustang "Tasca Lightweight Cobra Jet" was the
predecessor to the factory Ford Cobra Jet. The first 50 fastbacks
were produced at "Lightweights". The idea for this car was born
from Bob Tasca who was disappointed in Ford's performance with the
390ci; he went through the Ford Parts Catalog and modified his test
car "KR-8" with a 428 "Police Interceptor" with 406 heads, GT390
camshaft and other components readily available from dealership
parts bins. Together with his engine builder, John Healey, they
built what Ford should have. His point, Ford already had the pieces
to offer a Mustang that could compete with GTOs and SS Camaros. The
publicity awoke a sleeping giant. In January 1968, Ford sent five
Wimbledon White Mustang fastbacks to the NHRA's Winternationals.
Specially built as "lightweights" without seam sealer or sound
deadener and equipped with a 428 that incorporated many of Tasca's
modifications; the Mustangs ripped through the Super Stock field
with Al Joniec defeating Hubert Platt in a Ford vs. Ford final.
Bob Tasca drove his first car from Rhode Island to Dearborn, MI to
Ford to show the reliability and to have Ford test the car. The
next year, Ford Motor Co. adopted his recipe and the new
performance Mustang was dubbed the "428 Cobra Jet".
This car was then purchased by another top tier muscle car
collector who performed a full rotisserie restoration with all of
This car has full documentation. It is accompanied by the Deluxe
Marti Report, Full Owner History, Previous Registrations,
Restoration Receipts. Ford Certificate of Origin.
This is a true investment grade Muscle Car.