1994 Ford Mustang Cobra Indy Pace Car
Only 3 times in the long history of the “Greatest Spectacle In Racing” the Indianapolis 500, has there been a Ford Mustang acting as the official pace car: 1964, 1979, and 1994. Each of these years Ford capitalized on this event by building tributes, and this time is doing so in a very limited edition of 1,000. Each an Identical Rio Red, everything is standard, and all convertibles, these Cobras have no decals (although included) but a single Indy 500 winged emblem on its deckled.
For consignment a 50,432 mile '94 Mustang Pace Car, confirmed, and in very nice condition. Number 402 of 1,000 purchased and held all this time by 1 owner. Folks it does not get any better than this.
Rio Red with the winged Indianapolis logo adorning the deck lid, the Cobra Snake logo on the fenders and tan canvas convertible top. A rear spoiler is attached, and a foursome of 17 x 8 inch 5 spoke alloy wheels are seen. Round fog lamps unique to this Cobra are imbedded into the front fascia. Decals and convertible top boot are missing.
Stitched tan leather buckets flank a curvaceous center console which undulates its way up to a two-tone black and tan dash. Inset are white field gauges with black markings, and the odometer shows 50,432 original miles. Black threaded embroidered Indianapolis logos are at the top of each tall bucket. A small but comfortable 2+ 2 style back seat in stitched leather as well, stretches from door to door. The gearshift boot and knob are stitched black leather. Cobra carpet floor mats which have seen some use, are installed in the front. A CD player and an AM/FM Radio/Cassette Player are in the front console, and pump out beautiful sound from the MACH speaker sound system. Noted there is something sprayed on the instrument cluster plastic front, and we could not remove it.
An SVT (Special Vehicle Team) engineered GT-40 Fortified 5.0 Liter V8 sits in the factory condition engine bay. Attached is a Borg-Warner T5 5-speed manual transmission, which puts power back to a 3.08:1 Traction-Lok rear end.
4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes are on all four corners, and the Unibody frame, floorpans and rockers, show some surface rust growing on these surfaces. Evidence that this car was garaged and has seen some road time. The underside is very clean and definitely invasive rust free.
In a word very nice, in 2 words smooth and powerful, and in 3 words comfortable, good handling, awesome! A few issues we noted were CD stuck in player, power driver's seat in-op. No convertible top boot and right rear window needs to be raised by hand.
Having a special edition car bought to be enjoyed but well cared for and garaged all that time, then finally putting it out there is definitely to the potential buyers benefit. Low production numbers, and a snake make this a somewhat rare car. Come in and have a look at the celebratory Pace Car edition of America's favorite car.
1FA-Ford Motor Company USA
L-Manual Belts, Front Air Bags
P45-SVT Cobra Convertible Pace Car
D-5.0L V8 240 hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
158456-Sequential Unit Number