In 1993 Ford had a problem. The Mustang was still the best selling pony car on the block, but GM’s new fourth generation Camaro was a beast. The Z28 Camaro was powered by a 275 horsepower LT1 that obliterated the 215 horsepower Mustang GT, so Ford did what Ford does and they introduced a Special Vehicles Team version that put out 305 horsepower, first with a 5.0 pushrod version and later with a 4.6 DOHC modular V8…which was great until GM bumped the Camaro power up to 305 with the Z28 SS, but anyway, for a few years the SVT Cobra Mustang was a contender at the stop-light drags across America. Now the typical front-drive econo-sedan is about as fast, but that is a story for another time. Find this 1997 Ford Mustang Cobra SVT Convertible offered for $12,500 in Sunset Beach, NC via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The seller of this next car describes it as “old school looks with modern reliability”…but sticking through the hood appears to be an old school Edelbrock (which is a copy of the Carter AFB) carburetor which is mounted on a Ford small block V8…modern? I guess everything is relative, but perhaps “old school British looks with American reliability” is what the seller was going for. Find this 1974 Jensen-Healey offered for $26,950 in Beverly Hills, CA via craigslist.
Some cars have a cool back story and others are just plain cool. I’m not sure what is the backstory behind Mercury’s Marauder, but it was a bit more than just a hot rod version of the Mercury Grand Marquis, which was really just a fancified version of the Ford Crown Victoria. Regardless, somehow, some […]
Production of Ford’s wicked SVT Cobra started in 1993 when the boxy Fox body was still the chassis of choice, but those 1993 models are bloody expensive given their relative rarity and the fanboy entourage surrounding the Fox platform. However, in 1994 Ford released the SN-95 Mustang SVT Cobra, which was faster and better in almost every […]
If I know anything about anything it’s that road race prepared late model Mustangs are REALLY hot right now. Insanely hot. And if you can get an eye-watering $65,000 for an ’88 Fox body, I can ONLY imagine what a properly sorted SN-95 Cobra built for American Iron racing series could be worth. I dunno, […]
The Silver State Classic Challenge is a nutty twice-a-year event where roads are closed and people drive highly modified vehicles at highly modified speeds. The event website says anyone can race, all you need is a car that can average 95mph or greater…but the truth is that you’ll want something that can go at least […]
We’ve always said that you can get an awesome car without spending huge piles of your 401k (which is shedding cash at an alarming rate if you’ve been following the news recently) and set an arbitrary DT self imposed limit of $20k. Sure, you could get a well equipped brand new Honda economy car…or you […]
The Ford Mustang II doesn’t get much respect in the car world, even the Cobra version is a scoffed at by Camero owners and Vespa driver’s too…but…and this is a BIG BUT…if you do it right, the end result might be cool enough to embarrass your kids at the school drop off line and attract […]
Why pay retail? Cut out the middleman and pay pennies on the dollar! Seems like everyone is on the lookout for a deal in this new normal of 2% growth. So, why would you pay millions for a Cobra when you can build one yourself for peanuts? Of course, some adult assembly is required, but […]
The fourth generation Mustang (code name SN95) was sold from 1994 through 2004 in two body styles, the early round and later “new edge”. The early cars look funky and completely out of place in the Mustang world (maybe not as out of place as the Mustang II) but the 1999 restyle added some much […]