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2001 Ford Mustang Cobra
Instead of mixing the thoroughbred Cobra V8 among lesser engines at the Romeo, Michigan, manufacturing plant, Ford has chosen to assemble the DOHC power plant off-line using a dozen two-member teams. Each team will build one engine start to finish and sign off their creation before sending it on its way. This personalized touch also happens to be a longstanding tradition at Aston Martin, the most exotic nameplate owned by the Ford Motor Company. Now, with true craftsmanship and 320 horsepower snorting under the muscle-Mustang's hood, America's original pony car enjoys world-class bragging rights.
For consignment, a 2001 Mustang Cobra who's firepower comes from a 4.6 liter, 32-valve DOHC V8. While based on Ford's family of modular V8s, the Cobra's engine is considerably more advanced. The engine produces 320 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 317 ft-lbs. of torque at 4,750 rpm. A one owner coupe with all its original documentation, (window sticker and SVT certificate), 28,789 original verified miles, and some very minor performance bolt-ons help this pony turned snake churn out an impressive 284.42hp at the tires on the JDM chassis dyno!
Starting out life from the factory in Laser Red Metallic and still wearing that application today with only a few very minor stone chips this snake is still looking near showroom new today. It's aplenty on this car and save for the badging, there is not one lick of chrome anywhere. A big front splitter goes mean and low to the ground and frames the otherwise Mustang front grille with galloping horse in its center. Rocker flared fairings hover below the throwback hockey stick cover above in the doors and rear quarter, and on back a high spoiler keeps things grounded. Window trimmings are all in black and the trio of tail lighting is still being used harkening back to the days of yore in the mid 1960's. Just below is now a nice aero designed body matching neoprene crash bumper with a requisite COBRA embossment. Large polished stainless exhaust tips peek out from either side under the bumper and polished 17-inch SVT wheels are on all 4 corners.
Sweet high back bucket seats in Medium Parment with plenty of body hugging side panels keep you snugly in the seats when you are doing doughnuts in the parking lot. Suede inserts with a stitched snarling cobra present in light parchment and look nearly new. The iconic Mustang twin eyebrow dash, in Medium Parchment show a peppering of white-faced gauges inserted within creates a stealthy look for the interior. There is a band of light tan vinyl hugging the bottom of the dash, and the other side for the glovebox is also light tan. A rear 2 plus 2 bench is in and can be folded down for extra access to trunk storage. In the console we see the factory leather wrapped knob shifter and as the center console rises to the dash, we see the heater knobs and the factory AM/FM/CD changer double-din stereo. Carpeted tan floor mats cover nicely preserved tan carpet. All forms like the door panels and center console all make heavy use of the french curve.
A 4.6 Liter DOHC 32 valve V8 which produces a whopping 320 flywheel horsepower is in and is fed by EFI. A Tremec 3650 5-speed manual transmission is on back, and Ford provides the 8.8-inch 3.27 limited slip rear axle. A K&N open element air filter is the only performance upgrade added to this potent handbuilt mill.
Some surface rust is noted in the exhaust piping and driveshaft but otherwise very little additional surface rust. Nice clean straight floor pans, independent coil spring suspension for the front, and a 4 link with coil spring independent rear suspension for the back. Power disc brakes are on all 4 corners with Brembo slotted rotors, and the OEM mufflers give this car its growl. We note the addition of subframe connectors for extra chassis strength.
A quick startup, windows down and off to the test track I went like a red flash. Here it handled very nicely, you can feel the 320 horses pushing you along, and braking brings all this fun to halt. All functions were working just swimmingly.
For its day it was a definite powerhouse. Today it's a mere classic with 320hp, 1 of 226 built in this color combination, a hand-built drivetrain and that deep Laser Red Metallic paint is all excellent. All you have to do now is "pony" up the dough!
F-Ford Motor Company
F-Manual Belts, Front Airbags
V-4.6 Liter DOHC V8 320hp
F-Dearborn, MI Assy Plant
243540-Sequential Unit Number
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