Bring a Trailer NO RESERVE auction in progress: Single-owner California car since new, entirely original, and obsessively complete.
1994 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra (auction ends Wednesday, April 12 at 10:33am)
Exterior Color – Black
Interior Color – Saddle Leather
Engine – 5.0 Liter V8
Transmission – 5-speed manual
Current Miles – 47,060 miles
Owner Purchase – Purchased new by current owner in 1994
Highlights of this Car
- Single California ownership since new with regular dealership service
- 100% stock with window sticker, Ford Cert, and spare key fob in factory box
- One of 130 produced with black and saddle leather color combination in 1994
The newly redesigned and highly anticipated 1994 Mustang was a big improvement over the aging Fox-bodied platform which had prevailed since the late 1970s. The mid-year Cobra arrived with a much-needed performance punch to compete against the Z28 and Trans Am muscle, both of which were gaining in the second surge of the early 1990s horsepower wars. The SVT (Special Vehicle Team) built the Cobra into a performance leader with 0-60 sub six-second runs and 100mph quarter mile times achieved by car test magazines lapsing in under 14 seconds. Legendary Cobra performance from a lofty era, only this time accompanied by air conditioning, power steering, 5 speed transmission, leather seating, and premium audio. Although the SVT Cobra was produced alongside the Mustang GT, several unique aspects both mechanical and trim separate the Cobra from the standard Mustang GT. In 1994 Motor Trend awarded Mustang “Car of the Year”.
Body and appearance components
• Unique front fascia with round fog lights (rectangular on GT).
• Unique complex-reflector headlights.
• Chrome Cobra badges on front fenders (versus GT emblems).
• Unique rear spoiler with integrated LED stop lamp (versus the non-LED stop lamp integrated into the decklid on GT).
• 160-mph speedometer, white-faced instrument gauges, and black lettering (versus 150-mph speedometer, black-faced gauges, and white lettering in GT).
• Leather-wrapped shift knob, boot, and parking brake.
• Magnesium front seat cushion frames.
• Unique Cobra floor mats.
Engine and chassis
• GT-40-style 5.0 L Cobra V8 engine (versus High Output 5.0 L V8 on GT).
• 13-inch vented front disc brakes, 11.65-inch rear discs with dual-piston calipers, and standard ABS (versus 10.8" vented front discs, 10.5-inch rear discs with single-piston calipers, and optional ABS on GT).
• Unique 17x8-inch cast-aluminum wheels.
• Standard Goodyear GS-C P255/45ZR17 tires (versus Goodyear Eagle P225/55ZR16 standard on GT, P245/45ZR17 optional on GT).
• Unique chassis tuning.
History of This Car
This Cobra was assembled at the Dearborn Plant July 21, 1994. Finished in black with saddle leather interior, it is one of 130 produced in this color combination, making it the rarest of the 5,009 produced in 1994. According to the Ford Motor Company certificate, this Cobra is #4190 of 5,009 produced. The car was delivered to the one and only female owner, a senior resident of Concord, CA and an automotive enthusiast, where it has remained under her care for nearly 30 years. The options include:
-Rear window Defroster
-Air Conditioning CFC-Free
-Front Floor Mats
-Remote Keyless Entry
-Mach 460 AM/FM Stereo Cassette
-Leather Seat Surface – Articulating Sport Type
-Compact Disc Player
Service invoices from Walnut Creek Ford and a recent Carfax, corroborate the 47,060 indicated miles, interval services, and consistent single ownership since new. Service invoices accompanying the car indicate regular oil and filter changes, coolant and brake fluid flushes, A/C recharging, and regular passing for California emissions tests. Recall services were also performed in 1998 and 2000. In 2002, with 28,338 miles indicated, a leaking rear main seal and a faulty engine cooling fan were replaced. In 2003 all cooling system hoses were replaced and four new tires were installed.
In 2007, new front struts were installed, a new serpentine belt installed, and a two-wheel alignment performed. In 2008, the AC manifold and associated AC parts were replaced and the freon recharged. Also in 2008, the driveshaft yolk was replaced, the rear main seal replaced, and a new set of spark plugs were installed. In 2009 the engine was removed, and a new speedy sleeve (at crankshaft journal) was installed, and a new rear sway bar installed with new correct fasteners. The last service was recorded in 2014 with 46,619 miles when a new battery was also purchased. In 2017, after the owner had surgery, use of the Cobra was limited due to the manual transmission. The car has been stored indoors and recently freshened with fluids checked in preparation for sale.
Today this remarkably well-preserved Cobra presents very nicely. The original Black paint has been metered and indicates single digits indicative of factory paint on all metal body panels. The composite and steel substructure hood is a stock factory Ford piece which matches the factory finish. Matching VIN stickers applied at the factory are also in place on each of the factory body panels. The finish is in very good condition with typical front fascia chips and minor scuff marks, but generally glossy and nicely maintained particularly for a black car. The factory tinted glass, clear front and rear lenses, and exterior body trim are in very good cosmetic condition including the special Cobra trim, unique to these cars. All openings function as new, with excellent closure, factory panel gaps, and crisp fit to the front and rear bumper caps. The unique Cobra emblems are in place and in excellent condition. The brushed alloy wheels are in excellent condition fitted with matching center caps. Goodyear Eagle GSC 255/45 ZR 17 tires are mounted (as originally equipped) featuring Cobra branded calipers over Anti-lock disc brakes at all four corners. Sport tuned dual exhaust exits under the Mustang embossed rear bumper.
Inside the car, the supple saddle leather interior exhibits beautifully preserved finishes throughout, an impressive two-tone dashboard, and a near mint split fold rear seat. All interior components have been beautifully maintained including smooth and supple leather trimmed seats, multi-gauge dashboard, and the 5-speed manual gear selector. The front sport seats feature power lumbar support, while the driving position is great for drivers with longer legs. Handsome touches include factory white instrument dials, and saddle/black contrasting interior colors. Convenience and safety features include power windows and door locks, premium Mach 460 AM/FM stereo cassette with optional compact disc player, and driver and passenger air bags. The trunk is in excellent condition including the factory spare tire and jack.
Under the hood, the powerful 5.0 Liter Super-High Performance V8 engine offers impressive yet reliable performance. The engine has been maintained both mechanically and cosmetically, showing proper care and detailing to support the low original miles. Every factory component, trim piece, and manufacturer’s engine compartment sticker remain in place in excellent cosmetic condition. The undercarriage of the car further supports the documented low miles showing no significant road marks on the factory chassis and no immediate evidence of structural compromise to the chassis pan or main suspension mounting points. Suspension and various exposed components revealed in the underside are also in excellent condition, displaying a clean and fresh appearance including the original Ford exhaust and mufflers. Many of the undercarriage stickers and factory assembly paint marks are still in place.
Items Included with the Car
This Mustang SVT Cobra is accompanied by a host of original purchase literature, sales brochures, two remote key entry fobs, the original window sticker, the original purchase order, all service records since delivery, a car cover and storage bag, the Ford certificate, and a handwritten pocket notebook with mileage entries recorded by the single owner.
The above vehicle information is complete and accurate to the best of our knowledge at the time it is posted to this website. Corrections or additional information is always appreciated. All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, and any emission testing charge. Vehicles are subject to prior sale. All advertised to be true but not guaranteed. We assume no liability for errors or omissions.
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