1993 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
The inaugural year for the SVT program and the final year for the long running Foxbody Mustang. Coming from long term ownership, this car has graced the pages of 5.0 Mustang magazine in 2001 and is #585 of the 4,993 cars built. It comes with its SVT certificate and has been hopped up with the addition of a gnarly supercharger as well as many other performance enhancing goodies. Read on and prepare yourself to be snake-bitten!
NOTE: Due to varying emissions control devices being removed, please check with your state, county, local or provincial motor vehicle department to verify the ability to legally register this vehicle in your area.
Paint codes RD adorn this car and in layman's language this translates to Teal Metallic Clearcoat. The 1 year color covers the upper body and lower sections as well as the ground effects. The paint is excellent and covers straight steel sculpted panels which make up this iconic iteration of the Fox bodied Mustang. It does not get any better than this with excellent minded gaps, perfectly straight rust-free panels, and clear plastic headlights and SVT specific tail lights, (think back to the 84-86 SVO tail lights), excellent lower body and rocker flanges, and a pristine factory sunroof top and sloping rear hatchback complete with an aerodynamic Cobra specific rear wing. A low rise cowl induction hood has been added and just below is the Cobra insert within the neoprene front bumpers. Factory badging of the long running ready to strike snake denotes the mill that sleeps below the hood...shhhhhhhh, you'll awaken the beast! Black accents with door handles and window surround trimmings contrast to the Teal and show off the car as it should. Wrap around rear tail lighting is perfectly placed above the integrated body matching bumper. 17-inch SVT Cobra wheels are on all 4 corners and have a nice factory fresh dull machined looking finish.
The mid 1980's brought us some wild stuff, but then there were highlights like the interior of this classic sly Fox with door panels in gray with black control panels, black accent panels and black door handles and switches. This continues for the seating with Opal Gray leather high back buckets, sporting tuck and roll inserts and smooth racing style wrap around bolsters. These seats have power lumbar controls so you can get it just right baby bear and the driver's seat is power actuated, a rarity in a Foxbody. A complimentary light gray console races past toward the dash and has a non broken ashtray door and a black accenting surround for the short leather booted shifter. On the dash we have a mixture of lower Opal Gray dash front panels which match up to the door panel line, and above padded black dash top. Extensive use of the mid 1980's square and rectangle design is used for the dash, with all controls and gauges in either of these simple geometric forms. All laid out exactly the way it left the factory, even down to the AM/FM/CD stereo, which is another rarely seen option. The dash is pristine, and below are the lightly soiled carpets which float all seats in a perfect sea of thick pile comfort. Opal Gray side panels on the rear frame a rear 2 plus 2 bench which is shoehorned into the back of the car, but is comfortable once you get there and it can also be folded down to haul your trophy home from the next car show.
An original 5.0 Liter V8 with EFI to feeds this mill, and we are ready to take on some serious stuff. This mill has been upgraded with ARP studs, FelPro head gaskets and a Ford Racing F303 camshaft. Feeding copious amounts of air and fossils is a Vortech S-Trim supercharger, an Anderson Ford Power Pipe, 42lb/hr fuel injectors and a 255lph fuel pump. An 80mm mass air meter has been added and MSD ignition lights the fire within. A rebuilt at 45,000 mile Tremec T5 5-speed manual transmission is now installed on the back and a new Ram Power Grip HD clutch was added at the same time. This pushes power back to a rebuilt Ford 8.8-inch 3.08 geared rear axle featuring TracLoc.
Some slight surface rust on the usual suspects, but certainly unremarkable and mostly straight unadulterated black painted structurally sound steel unibody, floor pans and rockers. A dual exhaust system snakes its way rearward and features Flow-tech headers X piping and dual Flowmaster mufflers, and we note the absence of catalytic converters. Independent coil springs for the front suspension, and 4 link with coil springs for the rear, along with power disc brakes all around along with Competition Engineering subframe connectors are seen underneath in this clean environment.
We found a quick starter, smooth runner, and a test track ace with plenty of power, great handling, and good brakes which stopped the car in a straight line. It also was an excellent cruiser and produced a nice melodious sound with the exhaust. All controls were working perfectly, with only the radio not belting out tunes and the AC blowing warm.
The 1st of it's ilk to grace the vast inventory of our ever changing Hallowed Halls. The right color, the right looks and some extra power under the hood have everything coming up aces for the foxy snake. Lots of love left in this one, and it's a classic Fox bodied Mustang which are ever increasing in value right at this moment. Hop in this 1 of 4,993 quick before it goes to someone else.
F-Ford Motor Company
C-Manual Belts, Driver's Airbag
P42-3 Door Hatchback Mustang GT/Cobra
D-5.0 Liter V8 EFI 235hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
142268-Sequential Unit Number