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Lot : Ford SVT MUSTANG COBRA

Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles, BCA (22 April 2008)

Following the fuel crisis and the demise of the muscle car era in the early 1970s, subsequent Mustangs were seen as considerably softer than the old high-performance models. The Cobra name was used by Ford as a marketing tool, but each time it was used it would appear on less powerful models. However, in 1993 Ford established a Special Vehicle Team led by Chief Engineer, John Coletti, and the first project was the 1993 SVT Cobra. The performance of this new car restored muscle car status to the Mustang with its ability to sprint from 0 to 60mph in just 5.7 seconds, rocketing on to a maximum of 140mph. The 5-litre engine developed seamless torque, driving through a beefed-up version of the T5 manual gearbox, whilst the chassis benefited from revised rear braking and balanced suspension tuning and the wheels were shod with 245x45 ZR17 Goodyear Eagle performance radials. The US motoring press was most enthusiastic about the car with both Road and Track and Car and Driver giving favourable reviews. In total, just 4,993 examples of this model were built and the vehicle offered for sale here is number 4879 according to the certificate from the Ford Motor Company SVT Division.Of truly immaculate appearance in metallic teal blue, this motor car is understood to be the sole example in the UK and has covered at time of writing just over 8,500 miles. Totally original with no modifications, it has had just two owners. Sitting on the 17-inch alloy wheels unique to this model, the car has all the listed options which included sunroof, leather seats and CD player. Imported personally by the vendor three years ago, the car has been meticulously cared for with much detail work having been undertaken, culminating in its winning the Master Class Concours at the Mustang Owners' Club Show last July. Included are the original sales receipt, a colour copy of the Certificate of Title, Limited Edition Cobra Certificate plus a V5 registration document and recently renewed MOT certificate. The car was featured in Mustang Round Up (Jan/Feb 2006), the official magazine of the Mustang Owners' Club of Great Britain, and a copy of the article is included with the documentation.Superbly presented, this very special motor car is sure to create considerable interest wherever it is seen. The highly appropriate registration number, K50 SVT, is included.

Lot Details
Auction Vintage, Classic & Collectors Motor Vehicles
BCA, Surrey
TypeCar
Lot Number-
Estimate£11500-£14000
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1993
Condition rating1
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Number of doors2