HIGHLIGHTS: 1996 Ford Mustang Cobra in amazing shape. Factory black on black coupe with 4.6L DOHC V8, 5-speed manual, short throw shifter, true cold air intake and only 22,004 miles! Ton of originality including factory markings still on a lot of original components. Clean Car Fax and Show Worthy!
BODY OVERVIEW: Appears to be in #1 condition, all original panels that still wear the VIN sticker for this car.
This car is laser straight! Not easy to accomplish on an all black vehicle. All the panels appear to be original as they are still wearing the vin sticker that matches the vin in the window. The additional stickers under the hood and in the doors are all still there from when it left the factory. The nose shows little to no wear. No major rock chips, debris, or evidence of any repair work.
PAINT CONDITION OVERVIEW: Appears to be original paint, no tape or blend lines present. Stickers are not painted over under the hood or in the doors. Very little wear on the front nose. It looks like a 22k mile car should.
Ask any painter and they'll tell you that black is the toughest to paint. Which is also why its so easy to tell when a black car has been repainted. The evidence on this car points to it still wearing the original coat of black paint that it left the Ford factory with back in '96. Under the hood or in the doors show no tape lines or blend marks. The bottom of the front nose is showing enough small debris from 22k miles worth of driving that it appears to be original as well. Under our showroom lights it is near flawless and has already started to garner people's attention.
INTERIOR CONDITION OVERVIEW: Original factory black leather interior, no rips or tears, no cracking in dash, and the gauges look brand new. Driver's seat is showing the normal wrinkles and cracks in the leather that is typical with 23-year old leather.
Not much bad to say about the interior at all. It is unbelievably preserved and continues the theme that someone took care of this car! The factory gauges are clean as could be. The dash has no cracks that would point to a life in the sun and the leather is in great shape. If you look in the photos of the driver's seat you'll see how it does have that nice, inviting, aged look thanks to the normal cracks in the leather that come from time. For a 23 year old interior, it's in great shape!
MECHANICALS OVERVIEW: Factory 4.6L DOHC V8 that still holds the factory chalk marks on the engine. It has been outfitted with a tasteful cold air intake and the transmission has a short-throw shifter.
Pop open the hood and you'll be greeted by a fully detailed engine bay that is stuffed with a 4.6L DOHC V8 and a 5-speed manual transmission. Look closely and you'll be amazed like we were that the engine still wears the factory paint markings on most of its components. The engine has been equipped with an BBK Cold Air Intake, but beyond that its extremely original. The look is finished off thanks to a new set of 17” Cobra Chrome wheels.
WHAT YOU'LL LOVE ABOUT THIS CAR: The overall originality of this car is staggering.Much like the generation before, this model was always highly modified by their owners. But this car only received tasteful upgrades throughout its life and the fact that it only has 22,000 miles on it is just amazing. These cars are a blast to drive, provide a killer look and packs a 0-60mph time of 5 flat… Where else can you get that for this price!
WHAT YOU MIGHT HATE ABOUT THIS CAR: Not much… But, the case could be made that if you are in the market for this generation, this car is so highly original that you might feel a tad guilty putting miles on it.
DOES IT NEED ANYTHING? Absolutely not!
WHAT BUYER IS LOOKING FOR THIS CAR? You will be interested in this car if you are looking for a Mustang, but don't want your run of the mill GT. If you are the kind that enjoy showing off your ride, you want a car that you can proudly display at your local car shows, but also take to a big all-FORD show and take home survivor awards. If you aren't in to shows, you are looking for a highly original Mustang that needs nothing and has a killer color combo.
Contact Shelton Classics & Performance for details at (704) 663-0432 or visit www.SheltonClassics.com
DOES IT WORK?
Air Conditioning YES
Oil PSI Gauge YES
Temperature Gauge YES
Fuel Gauge YES
Tail Lights YES
Brake Lights YES
Reverse Lights YES
Turn Signals YES
Emergency Brake YES
Tire Condition: Good tread, 2005 & 2008 date codes
Keys – Ignition, Trunk & Door YES
Runs & Drives YES