In production between 1993 and 2004, the moniker was at the head of the Mustang family’s table all those years, packing 305 hp and 300 lb.ft. of torque from the 4.6-liter V8. They were also made in small enough numbers to get people hoping Cobras will become collectibles in a very short time.
That’s definitely what the original buyer of this 1996 model year must have thought. He ordered it complete with the Preferred Equipment Package ($1,334 worth of things like CD player, Mach 460 sound system, and a factory alarm) and the rare $815 Mystic Metallic paint, but literally never used it.
That’s right, the 5.9-seconds naught-to-sixty monster never got to show its color-shifting paint (depending on how light hits it, it is purple, green, teal, gold, or copper) out in the open, as it was kept in a private collection and only shows 7 original miles (11 km) of use.
The Mustang is one of just 2,000 of these first production cars to come with a color shifting paint option, and part of the under 7,500 SVT Mustangs made that year.
As said, we missed this one before it found a new owner, so we can’t tell you for how much it recently went (for reference, the car’s original price, all options included, was $27,485).
We found it worthy of a mention in our Mustang Month coverage though, as one never knows when it will go under the radar once more.