1978 Ford Mustang for sale 101454796
1978 Ford Mustang
Streetside Classics - Tampa
(855) 835-8253

1978 Ford Mustang

Car for sale by Streetside Classics - Tampa in Lutz, Florida 33559

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Classic Car Overview

This 1978 Ford Mustang Cobra II Tribute is a low-mileage V8 hatchback that knows how to get attention. So while you first spot the bright look and T-top appeal, the deeper you dig, the more youre also going to love it for its true classic style. This was the final year for the Mustang II, and Ford really made sure the Cobra was going to grab attention. So this one is correctly done with its factory-correct Bright Red paint still looking so vivid. These have an attractive full color package where the bumpers and sport mirrors are even body colored. So your largest area of brightwork might just be the slotted mag wheels. There are wide spoilers front and rear, hood scoop trim, and louvers for both the back and quarter windows. And the white racing stripes are so detailed that they go over the full body and wrap below the bumper. Plus, cant miss the classic triple rocker stripe and big cobra logo on the side. But while this is a bold total package, dont forget to look at the fundamentals, too, like the quality of the body panels and doors that close with confidence. T-tops always make for a more enjoyable drivers classic. More than just a wind-in-your-hair experience, this one is going to have you opening up to the world just so you can show off the red and white that goes so well with the exterior. White upholstery always has a premium style, especially when it remains looking this clean and detailed. This also has plenty of handy features, like an armrest center console, fold down rear seat, and provisions for factory air conditioning (it will need servicing to function again.) The brushed aluminum instrument panel has a sporty appearance, and the large speedo and tach has a cool/classic look. This Mustang really keeps a true vintage style, right down to the AM/FM radio with working 8-track. This was born with a 302 cubic-inch V8, the largest engine in the pony cars stable. In fact, the engine bay has the honest look of a stock machine, right down to the emissions decal still on the valve cover. But you can also see plenty of the right investments made here, like the Champion aluminum radiator, new air cleaner, gas tank, and an updated dual exhaust. It makes for a good mix of a survivor-style look that also has been cared for correctly so that its also a smooth driver thats easy to enjoy. Plus, you have good anytime driving features like a three-speed automatic transmission, power steering, and power brakes w/front discs. The sale comes complete with the Marti Report that shows many of this cars most interesting features were there from day one. So you can see that this Cobra tribute is not only a cool classic, but a well preserved one, too. That makes for quite an appealing package, especially for this affordable price. Call today!!!

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Vehicle Specifications

  • VIN
  • Classic Car ID
  • Stock Number
  • Category
    Muscle & Pony Cars
  • Body Style
  • New/Used
  • Mileage
    51,819 miles
  • Engine
    302 V8
  • Drivetrain
  • Transmission
    3 Speed Automatic
  • Exterior Color
  • Custom Color

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