FORD MUS­TANG CO­BRA-JET

AU­GUST 2008

Unique Cars - - ONES THAT GOT AWAY -

The 2006-08 boom in mus­cle-car val­ues had lit­tle ef­fect on prices for lo­cally-owned Mus­tangs. It was there­fore pos­si­ble to buy a de­cent lump of US per­for­mance for the price of a fairly sad XA Fal­con GT and this Co­bra-Jet Mus­tang was a great choice. Ford’s ‘street-spec’ 7.0-litre en­gine de­liv­ered just 250kW (against 400+ said to be avail­able from a Boss 429) but it was still a rapid way of mov­ing a Mus­tang that by 1970 had packed on a bit of beef. The car looks to re­main LHD and vi­able there­fore on the world mar­ket where 1970 CJs of­ten ex­ceed US$80,000.

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