1993 SVT Cobra: A Fitting End to a Beloved Era
The end of the line was the best of all for Ford’s Fox-body Mustang, and this 1993 SVT Cobra is proof of that.
Few cars are as beloved as the Fox body Mustang. With an impressive production run of 15 full model years from 1979 to 1993, there are tons of variants available. From the Ghia to the SVO, Spring Feature Cars to Indy Pace Cars, there’s a Fox for every taste.
One model, however, stands head and shoulders above the rest. This 1993 SVT Cobra from Classic Cars represents the ultimate final form of the Fox Mustang, and serves both as a fitting send-off to a great car and an introduction to the then-new Special Vehicle Team.
With prices of clean Fox Mustangs going through the roof recently, it’s completely understandable that 1993 SVT Cobras (and the even more limited production Cobra R) have exploded in value. While these cars could be had for under $20,000 just a few short years ago (or under $15,000 in some cases) prices for the nicest examples of the breed are closing in on $30,000.
This example, recently sold in St. Louis, Missouri, looks to be in impeccable shape, with just 46,000 miles on the odometer. That’s low mileage for the year, but the car was clearly driven and enjoyed by at least one of its previous owners.
This SVT Cobra is among the rarest of Fox Mustangs — unmodified. Of course, given the SVT pedigree, it’s easy to understand why. The SVT Cobra got the best of everything, from four-wheel disc brakes and suspension goodies to improved power out of its pushrod 302 V8. The factory 17″ wheels are a nice touch, too.
With only three colors available — black, red, and teal — there weren’t a lot of choices or options available. With less than 5,000 produced in 1993 only, you’re unlikely to see another one like it.