Could This 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R Set A Fox-Body Record?

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Way back in January, we were shocked when a 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R went across the auction block and sold for $132,000 with 500 miles on the clock. It was the most expensive Fox-body ever sold. That car was in perfect shape, was #11 out of 107 made, and still had the plastic on the seats. Another, even lower mile, 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra R is set to go across the auction block with Barrett-Jackson at the Scottsdale 2020 auction.

This 1993 Cobra R is just as clean as the one that sold in January and has only 320 miles on the odometer. It still has the plastic on the seats and is #55 out of 107 units made. The auction includes the original window sticker, SVT paperwork, and certificates that were signed by Edsel Ford II, Tom Scarello, and O.J. Coletti.

The car was signed under the hood by SVT engineer Neil Ressler. Like all 1993 Cobra R Mustangs, this one is in Vibrant Red with opal gray cloth interior. It has an SVT-tuned 5.0-liter V8 engine backed up with a T5 5-speed manual transmission and a limited-slip diff.

When new, the V8 was rated for 235 horsepower, which was a lot of power for its day. The Cobra R was meant for racing, so no power windows or other niceties. This car was purchased in Wisconsin by the first owner at Bob Williams Ford. It was later owned by people from North Carolina and then Chicago. The current owner has had it since 2016. If you want to sell a clean Fox-body, this is the time to do it; prices are soaring.

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Source: Barrett-Jackson

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Written by Shane McGlaun

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. CLASSIC 1987 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT
    Here is one . This is a CLASSIC , it’s one of the lowest mileage 1987 Ford Mustang GT Convertibles in America. The vehicle has only aprox. 13,000 original miles!  Exterior Oxford White, Interior Scarlet Red Cloth, with the most desirable 5.0L EFI HO 8-cyl. Engine, 5 speed manual transmission, posi rear end. Power convertible top in Oxford White. The vehicle spent it’s life stored inside and covered, only driven on sunny summer days, averaging maybe about a 100 to 150 miles per summer. The vehicle has NEVER seen snow or salty roads and never smoked in. Always hand washed and waxed. Adult driven only. The vehicle has its original window sticker, vin plate, all of the original manuals that came with the vehicle and the original dealer’s ordering manual and full shop manual. The vehicle is original and has been preserved by the owner .  
    RARE! Original Dust Bag with Boot Cover in excellent Like New condition.  
    The vehicle comes with the Cover Kraft Car Cover, white bra and misc. Ford & Mustang novelty items.

    The vehicle came equipped with the following optional equipment:
    Air Conditioning Group
    Power Group
    Power Steering
    Power Brakes
    Power Windows, Door Locks & Trunk Lock & Gas Fill Door
    AM/FM Radio Stereo Cassette
    Speed Control
    Oxford White Convertible Top
    Cloth Articulated Sport Seats
    The Battery and Alternator were replaced in 2010. Maintenance records that will come with the car as well as repair and service manuals for this year and model. The Convertible top is in excellent condition.   The interior of this vehicle is fabulous. The carpets and seats are pristine, the door panels are in excellent condition, Engine compartment is very clean, Power top operates very well. The car runs out just like new!

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