CLASSICAL GAS ENTERPRISES
Arlington, TX 76017
1996 Ford SVT Mustang - Special Edition Mystic Cobra
It's Green! It's Black! It's Purple! No, that's a special order Mystic Cobra! These cars were a limited release Cobra in 1996 with only 2,000 of them being built. This is number 228 with a build date of 02/12/96. It has all of the upgrades including the leather interior, sound system and of course that Mystic paint. The paint layers from the bottom up are Primer/Black, the Mica crystals in suspension and then the top clearcoat. This creates a beautiful display of Purple, Green, Root Beer, Blue, Hot Pink and more depending on where you stand and the suns location. The various colors do not fade because the light coming from the car is refracted like a prism. Sunlight passes into each crystal and exits as a spectrum of color that varies on how you look at it. If you are still and the car drives by then the color changes beautifully as it passes by. On overcast days it is often mistaken for Black. At night when headlights hit the car you will see a strong pearlescent Green. This special edition Mustang is a 1 owner car that has never been raced or wrecked. It has been cared for very well and treated like a show car. It has lived its entire life in Tarrant County Texas and garaged kept since new. All of the services were performed religiously with annual oil chages using Mobil One. The odometer stopped working at 103,000 miles but it has continued to have been tracked and 115,000 is a conservative estimate. All of the exterior trim is in good shape and it is clear when looking at it the car has been taken care of. The wheels look great and the tires were replaced less than 5,000 miles ago.
Under the hood of the car is a 4.6 L DOHC 32 valve V8 motor that runs extremely well. These cars were very quick and this one runs great. The 96 SVT Cobras were a corporate statement from Ford that they were a global car company and that is evident in where all of the components were produced. The aluminum alloy block was produced by Teksid in Carmagnola, Italy who also supplies Ferrari with blocks. These 4.6 blocks have supported drag racing motors up to 1500 HP so they were built to handle anything. The forged steel crankshaft was prodcued by Gerlach-Werke in Homburg/Saar, Germany with 8 counterweights. Random link fine finish chains drive the four camshafts. The beehive shaped valve springs were made from oval cross section wired that was sourced from Japan. The car has a great sound and the stainless steel dual exhaust system utilizes the fewest possible bends, a crossover pipe, catalytics and mufflers which are all original on this car. The front brake calipers were by PBR Australia with "COBRA" cast in deep relief and finished out with a fine machined cross hatch pattern. The cooling system was upgraded on the car and done by Ford per a technical Bulletin for hot climates. The alternator and serpentine belt have been replaced on the car. Backing up the motor is a Borg Warner T45 5 speed manual transmission that moves through the gears smoothly.
The interior is all Black leather and in good condition. It does show mild signs of use which you would expect on a 96 but no major rips or tears. The drivers seat has been relocated 5 inches back to accommodate more leg room. The dash utilizes all of the original components including the white faced gauges and special ordered sound system upgrade. The car also comes with all of the original paperwork, stickers, manuals, etc.
Due to the low production numbers these Factory Mystic Cobras have proved to be a nice collectable car. As time goes on they are only going to become more collectable. Out of the 2,000 originally built it is estimated that a little under 1,500 are still out there driving. This one has been well maintained and is ready for its 2nd owner.
It could be yours for $12,500.00!