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Old 12-27-2006, 08:38 PM   #1
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Default 1979 Cobra?

I diddnt think they made a cobra in 1979....
i cant find any reference to it in my mustang book either.

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/254239265.html

still, a good paintjob and she would be pretty sweet.

thoughts?
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Old 12-27-2006, 08:55 PM   #2
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I diddnt think they made a cobra in 1979....
i cant find any reference to it in my mustang book either.

http://denver.craigslist.org/car/254239265.html

still, a good paintjob and she would be pretty sweet.

thoughts?
http://www.fordcobraengines.com/Mustang_History3.htm
http://www.mustangforums.com/timelin...-ford-mustang/

Just a couple of sites I came across. Keep in mind that 1993 was the first year of the SVT Cobra but it does appear that a Cobra did exist back then.

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Old 12-27-2006, 09:14 PM   #3
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http://www.fordcobraengines.com/Mustang_History3.htm
http://www.mustangforums.com/timelin...-ford-mustang/

Just a couple of sites I came across. Keep in mind that 1993 was the first year of the SVT Cobra but it does appear that a Cobra did exist back then.

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Yeah, the Cobra II and King Cobra....

doesent look like there was a 79 cobra....
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Old 12-27-2006, 09:54 PM   #4
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there is no 79 cobra. its a fake.
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Old 12-27-2006, 10:07 PM   #5
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there is no 79 cobra. its a fake.
Yah.... its got a 351 in it tho.

this is a perfect example of where you should just be happy about what it is rather than claim it is something it isnt.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:17 AM   #6
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Yeah, the Cobra II and King Cobra....

doesent look like there was a 79 cobra....
Read the second link. There was a 79 Cobra. But the only thing that distinguished it was a louver package and a fake hood scoop.

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Old 12-28-2006, 06:31 AM   #7
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werent they only made in 76' IDK it was some **** like that. king cobra and the cobra II were the only ones i have ever heard of. the king cobra came after the cobra II.

FYI i didnt look at any of the links im going off what its in my noggin, plus soju.
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Old 12-28-2006, 06:32 AM   #8
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there was a 79 cobra

79 was the first year of the fox platform...

The Cobra model was carried over from the Mustang II. Like all 1979 Mustangs, it featured an egg-crate style grille. The lower body of the Cobra was painted black, a non-functional hood scoop gave the Cobra an aggressive look, and the rear-window louvers were painted the body color. The '79 Cobra was only available as a hatchback.

looks like its not a bad deal...

pull the motor... punch it out... stroke it... make nice power... paint the sucker
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:13 AM   #9
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as far as i know the fox didnt come out in 79 they came out in 82
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Old 12-28-2006, 11:33 AM   #10
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I also think the 1979 Mustang Cobra was a Canadian only car, we do show a 1980 Cobra as a 1st USA version


NE1 remember a 1982 Mustang "SS"

I see an emblem listed for it but I've never seen 1
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Old 12-28-2006, 01:53 PM   #11
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Well, regardless, when i end up looking for a 5.0, i hope i can find something like this. I bet she is pretty fast too. 351, complete exhaust, cammed, etc.

4900?... i'd probably try to talk him down to 4500. but i'd go for it if my stang was already sold.
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:38 PM   #12
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Well, regardless, when i end up looking for a 5.0, i hope i can find something like this. I bet she is pretty fast too. 351, complete exhaust, cammed, etc.

4900?... i'd probably try to talk him down to 4500. but i'd go for it if my stang was already sold.
Well fo a project car then its sure worth it... and you have the honda for a DD...

looks likes a straight car... build it... and you're set
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:39 PM   #13
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as far as i know the fox didnt come out in 79 they came out in 82
Came out in 79... My uncle knew someone with a 79 cobra... they do exist... not many were made
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Old 12-28-2006, 05:59 PM   #14
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They definately existed.

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Old 12-29-2006, 09:25 AM   #15
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There's one just down the street from me. I've been trying to get the owner to let me buy it for a few years. He seems content to let it sit on blocks. Burn.T

yes they are real. They weren't just a body kit as has been pointed out. The 351 was not offered. The 79 cobra came with a turbo 4 banger rated at an abysmal 131bhp. The special body kit was included as has been tradition. They also came with the much lamented TRX metric wheel/tire combo. Production continued until 1981 after which the turbo motor took a brief vacation.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:53 PM   #16
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OK I am sure I will get slammed for this...I found this forum in my search for a photo of my old car.

In 1988 my ex-boyfriend bought me a 1979 King Cobra. I know very little about cars so don't ask me a lot of questions. More or less, I learned most of what I knew about it from all the men who stopped me and asked if they could get a closer look at it. It turned heads.

From the photos I found of 1979 Mustangs...NONE of them have looked at all like mine did. Unfortunately I do not have any photos of it myself.

Mine looked a bit more like the 1978 photos I have seen. But yet still...I have yet to find one that is exact.

So if anyone could find any photos of any 1979 King Cobra (*my decal was peeling but I swear it was larger than the ones I have seen too) I certainly would appreciate it. If you have any questions to ask me further...feel free...but please don't tell me it didn't exsist. It did. I miss that car.

Be nice...I'm just a chick.
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Old 01-06-2007, 10:59 PM   #17
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OK I am sure I will get slammed for this...I found this forum in my search for a photo of my old car.

In 1988 my ex-boyfriend bought me a 1979 King Cobra. I know very little about cars so don't ask me a lot of questions. More or less, I learned most of what I knew about it from all the men who stopped me and asked if they could get a closer look at it. It turned heads.

From the photos I found of 1979 Mustangs...NONE of them have looked at all like mine did. Unfortunately I do not have any photos of it myself.

Mine looked a bit more like the 1978 photos I have seen. But yet still...I have yet to find one that is exact.

So if anyone could find any photos of any 1979 King Cobra (*my decal was peeling but I swear it was larger than the ones I have seen too) I certainly would appreciate it. If you have any questions to ask me further...feel free...but please don't tell me it didn't exsist. It did. I miss that car.

Be nice...I'm just a chick.
well the 1978 mustang was the previous generation

In 1979 ford came out with the foxbody platform mustand which wasn't replace until 1994

also there was no "King Cobra" in 79... however there was a cobra... its possible the previous owner slapped King Cobra badges/stickers on it

78 king cobra below
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79 Cobra below
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:01 PM   #18
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Mustang Timeline

http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/timeline/

looks accurate
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Old 01-06-2007, 11:38 PM   #19
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I certainly appreciate all the research. You guys are great.

But I know what I had...and neither of these is it. I have been on the internet for hours looking for it.

The body style is much closer to the '78 (and I am guessing the decal may have been an addition like you said)

It didn't have the T top and would it help (I wouldn't know where to look) if I told you it was a V-8 automatic?

I can also tell you it was green, and the striping was gold * though in my old age ...MAYBE it was white.

I hate to trouble you all with this...but it was my first car...and I was remenising

The best part about it was how it DROVE. Ooooooooooh I miss that car.
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Old 01-07-2007, 02:05 AM   #20
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I certainly appreciate all the research. You guys are great.

But I know what I had...and neither of these is it. I have been on the internet for hours looking for it.

The body style is much closer to the '78 (and I am guessing the decal may have been an addition like you said)

It didn't have the T top and would it help (I wouldn't know where to look) if I told you it was a V-8 automatic?

I can also tell you it was green, and the striping was gold * though in my old age ...MAYBE it was white.

I hate to trouble you all with this...but it was my first car...and I was remenising

The best part about it was how it DROVE. Ooooooooooh I miss that car.
well... not all models came with the T-Tops... they were factory options...

as far a V8 auto... well all that really rules out is the mustang II... lol...

heres another good link for ya http://home.pon.net/hunnicutt/history.htm
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Old 01-07-2007, 04:44 AM   #21
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Mustang Timeline

http://bradbarnett.net/mustangs/timeline/

looks accurate
On that page is a 79 Cobra registry http://www.geocities.com/eyesatovd/7...aregistry.html

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Old 05-19-2013, 06:04 PM   #22
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I have a set of 79 cobra wheels for sale they are 4 bolt 15 3/8 rim size
they only took a Michelin 195/65/hr 390 mm
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Old 06-03-2013, 04:45 AM   #23
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That is really a classic Mustang out there..i wish ford could produce more of them..i'd love to see them around the streets once more..not that i have seen them before but you know just sayin...
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