1998 Ford Mustang Cobra
For 1994, the Mustang underwent its first major redesign in 15
years. The new design, code named "SN-95" by Ford, was still based
on the "Fox" platform, but featured dramatically new styling by
Patrick Schiavone that incorporated some stylistic throwbacks to
earlier Mustangs. The car remained rear-wheel drive. It greatly
revived the popularity of the brand. Though the engine displacement
of the GT and the Cobra is identical, their actual layout is very
different. The GT is a single overhead cam engine while the Cobra
is a dual overhead cam configuration. This accounts for a large
percentage of the difference in power between the two, although the
Cobra also has other performance improvements.
For consignment a 1998 Mustang Cobra version meaning it has a 4.6
Liter DOHC 32 Valve V8, and this one has a Vortech V2 supercharger
attached. All black but it dances with a matte black large scooped
and pinned hood, and 17-inch chrome Bullet wheels.
This would be the last year for the SN-95 version before another
redux by Ford. Bathed in black base coat and a clear coat the steel
panels are shiny and rust free. As a throwback the hockey stick
cove is on the doors and this particular car sports a pinned large
scooped hood, in satin black vs the shiny remainder of the
exterior. A neoprene front bumper wraps the black grille, and as we
move our eyes to the sides some rocker fairings are put on. On the
trunk is a spoiler, and another throwback to the 60's versions are
the 3 taillights, although these take on a larger more aero look.
On the rear bumper is a C O B R A badge which is embossed on the
bumper, and of course the SVT badge which was to eventually become
the Shelby GT500 in 2007.
A swing of the doors reveals ultra curvaceous door panels made up
of molded vinyl and shiny plastic with satin silver power wind and
lock buttons within the shiny panel. Inside nicely preserved high
back black leather buckets have a racy curved center console
splitting them. This has a Hurst shifter in the center. As we move
up to the dash the black is interrupted by some silver panels, one
with temp knobs, an aftermarket Kenwood Sirius capable CD radio.
Just below is a Panasonic MP3/DVD player. On the dash top is a Pro
Comp air fuel ratio gauge and a voltmeter. As we move to the
driver's side a nice shiny aluminum instrument cluster panel sits
under a black padded curved dash top. Two large centrally located
white faced gauges, one a tachometer, and the other the
speedometer, also have descending gauges on either side. Mounted on
the A pillar are a boost gauge and an oil pressure gauge. The black
rally steering wheel fronts this all in for the information dash.
In back is a fold down rear seat which when in the down position
has a potential NOS bottle mounting, with controls for it within
the console near the storage bin/armrest between the buckets. Black
carpeting is on the floors and above is a tight black felted
broadcloth headliner. A shout out to the trunk where the battery is
now mounted, and a fuel filtering system is also mounted in the
spare tire well.
Under the hood is a 4.6 liter DOHC 32 valve V8 with EFi and a
polished Vortech V2 Supercharger. On the back is a Tremec T45 which
pushes power to the Ford 8.8-inch rear axle.
All clear with just some slight surface rust on the Spintech
mufflers which show some rust on their welded seams. A shiny H pipe
system is now in and allows for a very easy unimpeded exhale. Power
disc brakes are on all 4 corners, and suspension is in good working
She fired right up with a mighty roar, and accelerated to the test
track. Here we experienced wonderful performance from the
supercharged mill which consigner states produces 600hp. Braking
was solid and handling very quick and nimble. Note, the clutch only
engages when the foot pedal is at the bitter end, and prior to
driving it any serious distance, it will DEFINITELY need new tires.
Also the AC has been deleted.
A straight line menace, and an interesting looker with the satin
scooped hood and shiny body. Supercharged, V8, and black leather
interior all adds up to a super 1998 Mustang Cobra with some extra
F-Ford Motor Company
F-Manual Belts Front Airbags
V-4.6L V8 DOHC
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
113570-Sequential Unit Number
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This vehicle is located in our showroom in Morgantown,
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