1994 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra Convertible Pace Car
(Featured on 3rd August 2011)
Sellers original description:
1994 Ford SVT
Mustang Cobra Convertible
Indianapolis 500 Pace Car #875 OF 1,000
Yes, only 6 (SIX) original miles.
A true museum quality collectible automobile.
You are viewing a stunning 1994 Mustang Cobra Convertible Indianapolis 500 Pace Car #875 of only 1,000 built. This beautiful machine has been maintained in a climate controlled environment and car capsule since new (April 1994). The Indy 500 Decals were installed by the dealer; however, the car was never dealer prepped and never tagged. This car is 100% original; untouched and beautiful in every way. This time capsule has been maintained in our private car collection and now is being made available to the public. Call with any questions as we have original paperwork, documentation and memorabilia to go with the car. Opportunities to own a unique car like this rarely comes around so please don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of history.
Attention: Collectors and Museums – You don’t want to miss this opportunity to own an original unrestored beautiful and perhaps the lowest mileage 17 year old mustang in existence!!!!!!!!!!
In 1994, the Mustang underwent its first major redesign in 15 years. The new design, code named "SN-95" by Ford, was still based on the "Fox" platform, but featured dramatically new styling by Patrick Schiavone that incorporated some stylistic throwbacks to earlier Mustangs. The car remained rear-wheel drive. It greatly revived the popularity of the brand. The base model came with a 3.8 L V6 engine rated at 145 hp (108 kW) while the GT featured the "5.0" 4.9 L V8, which now utilized the 5.0L Thunderbird intake manifold and a larger, 60mm throttle body, and was now rated at 215 horsepower.
However the successful cobra model also returned, with its GT-40 equipped 5.0 L engine, now rated at 240 hp, the extra 5 horsepower coming from a 70mm throttle body. The Mustang cobra convertible was selected as the Pace Car for the Indianapolis 500, making it the third time that the Mustang had enjoyed such an honor.
1,000 Indy Pace Car replicas were built and sold through select Ford SVT dealers. Larger brakes, a different transmission, and suspension modification followed. The Mustang was named Motor Trend magazine's Car of the Year for the third time in 1994.
All of the 1,000 Cobra convertibles are Indy 500 Pace Car replicas. Jack Roush was the designer of the Pace Car, and Parnelli Jones drove the Pace Car around the track. All of the Indy Pace Car replicas were painted Rio Red and came with 5-speed transmissions, although the actual pace car was an automatic.
The interior features tan leather along with the Indy 500 Speedway "Wings" embossed on the headrests of the front seats. A Shelby-type roll bar was also added to the actual Pace car in order to host the flashing light unit.
The Indy 500 Pace Car replica's rims were the identical to the Cobra's except for the recessed potions being painted charcoal. The "Official Pace Car" lettering as well as the "wings" decals was dealer installed.
Illuminated Entry, Remote keyless entry, front floor mats, speed control, rear window defroster, air conditioning, Mach 460 AM/FM stereo cassette, compact disc player and leather embroidered Cobra Indy.
As the 1994 Ford Mustang Cobra literature stated so well –
The essential ingredients for a memorable driving experience are an engine that breathes deeply during a rush to the redline and a chassis that balances poise with predictability. Blend these cardinal virtues with finesse and you’ve got a passionate driving machine.
1994 Ford Mustang Cobra Convertible technical data.
Type = 90-degree V-8; Bore x Stroke (in.) = 4.00 x 3.0; Displacement = 5.0L/302 cu. in.; Compression Ratio = 9.0:1; Horsepower (SAE net) = 240hp @ 4800 RPM; Torque = 285 lbs./ft @ 4000 RPM; Fuel System = Sequential Electronic Fuel Injection; Throttle Body = Single Bore, Large Diameter-60mm; Intake Values = 1 per Cylinder, Diameter 1.84 in.; Exhaust Values = 1 per Cylinder, Diameter 1.54 in.; Pistons = Cast Aluminum Alloy; Cylinder Block = Cast Iron; Cylinder Heads = GT-40 Design, Cast Iron; Intake Manifold = Cast Aluminum upper and lower; Exhaust Headers = Tubular Stainless Steel; Exhaust System = Dual Stainless Steel
Transmission = Manual, T5OD; Gear Ratios = 1st: 3.35 / 2nd: 1.99 / 3rd: 1.33 / 4th:1.00 / 5th:0.68 and Reverse at 3.15; Synchronous Meshing = All Forward Gears; Rear Axle = Limited Slip Differential 3.08:1
Front Suspension = Modified MacPherson Strut Type; 400 lbs/in. Linear Rate Coil Springs; 25 mm Anti-Roll Bar.
Rear Suspension = Rigid Axle Four Bar Links; 160 lbs./in. Linear Rate Coil Springs; 27 mm Anti-Roll Bar; Vertical Shock Absorbers and Horizontal Axle Dampers.
Type = Power, Rack and Pinion, Constant Ratio; Gear Ratio 14.7:1.
Type = Power Four Wheel Discs with Anti-Lock; Front = Vented Disc, 330 mm (13.00 in.) Rotor Diameter; Rear = Vented Disc, 296 mm (11.65 in.) Rotor Diameter.
Wheels and tires:
Wheels = Cast Aluminum, 5 Spoke, 17 x 8 inch.
Tires = Goodyear Eagle GS-C P255/45ZR-17.
Cobra with pep 250P includes:
· Supplemental Restraint System: Driver and Passenger Side Airbags.
· Articulated Sports Seats (Four-way Power for Driver) with Leather Seating Surfaces with special embroidering, Power Lumbar Support, and Magnesium Frame.
· Mach 460 Electronic AM/FM Stereo Cassette and Compact Disc Player.
· Power Equipment Group: Dual Electric Remote Control Mirrors, Power Side Windows, Door Locks, Deck Lid Release.
· Rear Window Defroster.
· Air Conditioning / Manual Control.
· Speed Control / Tilt Wheel.
· Remote Keyless Illuminated Entry.
· Floor Mats with Cobra Name.
· Dual Illuminated Visor Mirrors.
· Indy 500 Pace Car Replica package: Rear Decklid Badge, Serialized Dash Plaque, Official Indy 500 Pace Car Graphics Decals.
· Exterior Color: Rio Red Tinted Clearcoat.
· Interior Color: Saddle Leather.
Wheelbase = 101.3 inches; Overall Length = 181.5 inches; Height = 53.3 inches; Width = 71.8 inches; Track (Front/Rear) = 60.0 in./58.7 in.; Front Head Room = 38.1 inches; Front Leg Room = 42.6 inches; Curb Weight = 3,567 lbs.; Fuel Tank = 15.4 gallons
0-60 mph in 6.7 seconds.
Top Speed at 140 mph.