Given that the 21st century has seen a sort of return to the roots aspect for the Mustang, it was probably only a matter of time before the Boss 302 made a return. Over the last few years there's been steady and growing interest in the concept of a new-age Trans Am Special.
Jim Clarke led the charge with the creation of the 5.0 HO V8 for the Mustang in 1982 and was responsible for the continuous improvement of the 5.0 throughout the '80s. What Jim and his team accomplished is truly amazing.
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This is the Cobra you want to get your hands on right now. The 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra was the first year for the exceptionally more powerful 4.6-liter V8, and the convertible body is nearly three times as rare as the coupe. Its amazing this entire highly-documented and ultra-low mileage package is available for less than $27K. When youre looking for a future classic, you want it collector-grade like this convertible. Everything looks stock right down to the coiled snake badges on the front fenders. The Laser Red Metallic paint shows all the right signs of being original, and it retains a showroom level of shine. It tells you this was more about being washed and waxed on a Sunday than going on morning commutes. More evidence of a cherished Mustang is seen in the Cobra-specific front and rear fascias that are complete. Even without bold Cobra identifier embossed in the rear bumper, you could always tell these were the premium pony cars with features like the fog lights, dual stainless exhaust, rear spoiler, and the 17 factory five-star alloy wheels. The premium feeling continues on the inside where the Cobra came loaded direct from Ford, including those supremely comfortable power leather buckets. The seats are deeply bolstered, which is a good idea considering this cars performance, and the SN95 redesign finally gave the Mustang a world-class cockpit. White-faced analog gauges, a leather-wrapped wheel, power seat, cruise control, and a five-speed stick were all part of the performance package for the driver. Plus, power windows, power locks, keyless entry, and a kickin AM/FM/cassette with CD stereo keeps everyone happy. Since this is a modern classic, you also get to take advantage of features like dual airbags and anti-lock brakes. The power convertible top means the roof disappears with little more than a touch of a button, and the ice-cold air conditioning means you can enjoy top-down motoring any time of the year. All-new for 1996, the DOHC 4.6-liter V8. This is the ideal motor for terrific low end power and plenty of muscle left in reserved to get you well-above triple-digit speeds. This new powerplant was a significant leap over the already celebrated 5.0. Thats why this is a milestone classic, and its also why were happy to have the original motor still under the hood. Theres a huge aftermarket to add even more power to the factorys 305 hp rating, but quite frankly, you see how clean and tidy this stock engine bay is. The five-speed manual transmission snaps through the gears easily, and the factory upgraded chassis delivers true performance car handling. Helping corral all this performance is the power steering, massive four-wheel disc brakes, and grippy Cooper tires. Not only does this have nearly impossibly low mileage, but theres also all the right paperwork. It includes the original window sticker, Marti Report, and SVT certificate. Plus, the full owners manual packet will identify this one as sold brand new from the Ford dealership you can see from our facility. In fact, it also has the card of the salesperson whos still there today! Its all part of an amazing package that proves that this exceptional Cobra is a true collectable. Call today!!!
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