The 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra is the car for those who like to drive. This was the first year for the hand-built performance 4.6-liter V8. Combine this numbers-matching DOHC motor with the five-speed manual and the luxury interior, and it's an irresistible package that you'd expect to pay much more for in this exceptionally affordable coupe.
What you're going to notice about this Mustang Cobra is how all the important original components are in place, but then there are also plenty of upgrades. The paint is a good example. This is the factory-correct Crystal White, but it has been given a recent respray to make sure you've got plenty of great gloss when the sunshine hits it. This one still carries all the great Cobra touches up front, like the unique fascia, hood scoops, and coiled snake badges. But as you move down the car, you start to notice the more aggressive body kit running down the side. It ends with crystal clear taillights and a wide spoiler that aggressively hugs the trunk. One piece that definitely did not need an upgrade is the set of shiny 17-inch Cobra factory wheels it still rides on.
There's a premium feeling on the inside, too. The SN-95 redesign finally gave the Mustang a world-class cockpit, and the Cobra got every comfort and convenience option in the Mustang catalog as standard equipment from the factory. For you it starts with those supremely comfortable tan leather power front seats. The performance buckets are deeply bolstered, which is a good idea considering this car's performance. White-faced analog gauges, a leather-wrapped wheel, cruise control, and a five-speed stick were also all part of the performance package for the driver. Plus, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, an upgraded AM/FM/CD stereo, and ice-cold air conditioning will keep everyone happy. Since this is a modern future classic, you also get to take advantage of features like dual airbags and anti-lock brakes.
All-new for 1996, the DOHC 4.6-liter V8 rips through the gears with a zeal that the old 5.0 could only dream of. Smooth and willing to rev, it was highly developed by Ford to represent the very best powerplant they could muster. The 32-valve setup gives this a terrific bottom-end, and the V8 grunt makes it feel like it could pull forever. There's a huge aftermarket supply, and you'll spot a few subtle upgrades like the cold air intake, performance spark plug wires, headers, and a ferocious Flowmaster dual exhaust. This is a numbers-matching block, but the total package should give you a nice boost over the factory's 305 HP rating. The five-speed manual transmission snaps through the gears easily, and the factory upgraded the chassis to make it one the best handling American cars of its era. Helping corral all this performance is the power steering, massive four-wheel disc brakes, and grippy Falken tires.
Complete with a Marti Report, you know this SVT Cobra is pure desire on wheels. And that was before you saw the value price. The only problem is you're not the only one who knows about this deal, so hurry up and call today!