For the 1969 model year, Ford built a budget muscle car called the
Cobra. Only 14,885 models were built, and the Cobra production
lasted only 2 years. One advertisement quoted Carroll Shelby's
slogan Put your money where the muscle isCobra by Ford! This is a
rare and highly desirable collector car. Of the 14,885 Cobra models
produced, this car is: 1 of 2588 Cobra Formal Roofs with R-code 428
CJ1 of 188 with Meadowlark Yellow Paint1 of 73 with this paint and
trim1 of 1,254 with this engine and transmission 428-4V Cobra Jet
Ram Air and 4-speed close ratio manual transmission1 of 2,870 with
front power disc brakes Purchased new in Blackfoot ID and a dealer
special order, this car came from the factory with Meadowlark
Yellow paint. Car has had one repaint to the factory color. Paint
is in excellent condition and all trim and emblems are in excellent
condition. The black broadcloth/vinyl bench seat interior is
original and in very good condition. All interior components
present very well. The steering wheel is the Deluxe rim-blow
steering wheel. Engine is the original 428 CID-4V Cobra Ram Jet
Air. The current owner had the engine bored 30 over. The car came
from the factory with the Air Grabber package and has since been
replaced with an Edelbrock Torquer High Rise Aluminum intake
manifold and Hooker headers with swirl polished stainless valves,
and a Comp 280 cam. Estimated horsepower is pushing 450-500 hp
compared to the original 335 horsepower. Owner has the original
cast iron manifold and all older engine components excluding Air
Grabber package. Transmission is the original 4-speed transmission
and has a Hurst shifter. Clutch is Center Force high performance.
Rear end is the 9 -inch differential Traction-Loc with 4:11 gears.
Original gears which will come with the sale of the car were 350
open gears. Exhaust is Walker glass pack mufflers extended back
from headers and turned down in front of rear end. Traction bars
were added before the owner purchased this car. Options include
power front disc brakes, AM radio that still works, and the
original heater. Owner totally cleaned the plenum and added a new
heater core. Documentation includes a Marti Report, Window Sticker,
and service records. Car resides in WYOMING and is available for
view by appointment only.
1969 Ford Torino Cobra
Location:Cornelius, North Carolina
Exterior Color:Meadowlark Yellow
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