7,889 Original Miles


Manual Transmission
4.6L V8
305 hp @ 5800 rpm*
300 lb/ft torque @ 4800 rpm*
Capable 0-60 MPH: 5.5 seconds
Top Speed: 152 MPH
*Base Price in 1998: $25,710


*Seller Asking:


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Fast Facts:

  • According to Mustang Engine Supervisor John Hasse, developing the new DOHC Cobra engine required nearly 4 years. The engine blocks are imported from Italy, and both the head and block castings are supplied by Texit (a division of Fiat)
  • The Cobra’s V8 was produced off-line using a dozen two-member teams. Each team builds one engine from start to finish, and then signs it off. It was a very similar procedure used by Aston Martin, who was owned by Ford at the time
  • While the Cobra V8 is part of the Ford modular engine family, it shares very little with the SOHC Mustang GT V8. Unlike the GT’s V8, the Cobra uses a deep-skirt aluminum block featuring iron cylinder liners and six bolt main bearings. It also employs a forged crankshaft (vs cast in the GT) as well as beefier powder-metal connecting rods with full-floating wrist pins. The Cobra shares the same oil pan as the GT, but has a windage tray for oil control
  • The aluminum manifold features 8 tuned-length “Siamese” runners, designed to aid in high-RPM breathing. Electronic throttles block off the secondary intake ports below 3500 RPM in order to swirl the incoming air/fuel mixture, improving combustion
  • The engineering team originally considered tubular headers for the Cobra, but testing found that all the tubing shapes that provided meaningful power simply couldn’t bolt on without engine removal. Instead, they used cast iron manifolds that featured high silicon and molybdenum content for durability. The Cobra also employs 6 catalytic converters in its stainless-steel H-pipe dual exhaust system
Key Model Year Changes:

  • New 17″ 5 spoke alloy wheels (similar to the ’95 Cobra R)
  • First and only year of Bright Atlantic Blue and Canary Yellow
  • Clock pad is deleted from the dashboard, and dual cup holders are added
  • The following year (1999) saw a redesign of the SVT Cobra

Seller Notes:

  • Under 8k original miles
  • Factory Canary Yellow over Black
  • Original Mach 460 Sound System


  • Location: Concord, North Carolina – (more photos below)
  • Update: car has sold

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*SAE rated from factory. May not reflect current output
*Performance numbers pulled from reputable automotive road tests
*Base price when new does not reflect original MSRP of this particular car, nor does it reflect what the original owner paid for it
*Advertised price at time of posting. Sellers can raise or lower prices on their original ad at any time. Click on the original ad to view current price/availability

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