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Heavily Modified 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Up For Auction

The Ford Mustang is one of the more commonly-seen vehicles popping up for sale at auctions of all types, and that includes special versions of the iconic pony car, too. Recently, we’ve seen everything from a 2012 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 convertible to a supercharged Ford 5.4L V8 powerplant from an S197-gen model cross the auction block, as well as pretty much everything in between. Now, we have something extra special to share – this heavily-modified 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, which is currently up for grabs at Bring a Trailer.

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet - Exterior 002 - Side

Just 50 examples of the 2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet were produced in total, and this is number nine – making it a special machine right off the bat. Previously owned and raced by NHRA driver Charlie Cooper, the Race Red track-only pony car features silver Cobra Jet graphics, a cowl hood, a parachute, hood pins, a rear diffuser, and a set of forged 15-inch Weld racing wheels wrapped with Mickey Thompson racing tires, which ensures that everyone looking at it knows that this is a vehicle built specifically for dominating the drag strip.

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet - Interior 001

The same goes for the all-business cabin, which is long on safety and short on frills, with features such as a single fixed-back racing seat, a RaceQuip harness, aluminum pedals, a fuel cell, a window net, a RaceTek data logger, a Sparco steering wheel, and a roll cage. Ford Performance handled suspension duties underneath, adding goodies such as adjustable dampers, while Strange Engineering low-drag racing brakes slow it down.

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet - Engine Bay 001

That last piece is important given the fact that this Cobra Jet is powered by a de-stroked, 314 cubic-inch version of the Ford 5.4L V8 that’s been modified with a Coyote crank, aluminum rods, Diamond pistons, custom cams, CNC-ported heads, an MCRP intake manifold, Bigstuff3 Gen 3 PRO SEFI control module, and a single 76mm Precision Turbo turbocharger, with power flowing to the rear wheels via a two-speed PowerGlide automatic transmission and a Strange Engineering 9-inch differential with 4.29 gears.

2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet - Exterior 003 - Rear Three Quarters

Though it may not be street legal, this rare and very special Mustang is certainly a thrilling weekend toy, one that’s more than capable of putting a smile on one’s face every time the Christmas tree lights up.

We’ll have more cool auctions to share soon, be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Mustang news and ongoing Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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