1969 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Sounds Nasty Good

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With a deliciously-lumpy idle and flawless looks, this uber-black classic pony is badass personified.

We love a new Mustang as much as anybody. But there’s just something about an early car that gets our blood pumping. That’s especially true when you take a classic ride like this ’68 Mustang equipped with a 428 Cobra Jet and crank it up to 11. Obviously, we don’t know exactly what sort of mods this thing’s packing. But judging by the deliciously lumpy idle, there’s at least a massive camshaft lurking inside that legendary block.

Thus, this is a short clip by YouTuber Matthew Taylor, but one well worth your time. If nothing else, for the incredible soundtrack the big motor lays down. But the eye candy is certainly there as well. This Mustang is incredibly clean and straight as an arrow, an important characteristic when you’re talking about a black car. Presumably, there’s some sort of massive intake manifold and thirsty carb(s) lurking under that giant bubbled hood, too.

1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

Combine that with the requisite set of big and little wheels/tires, and any sleeper potential this Mustang has goes out the window. But that’s perfectly OK, of course. Sometimes, it’s better to scare the living daylights out of the competition than surprise them. And there’s no denying that this Mustang is a hammer, a wolf, and an alpha dog of the automotive world. All rolled into one.

1968 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet

At the end, we’re rewarded with a “small” burnout that looks pretty effortless. And from what we can see and here, we’re guessing it’s capable of a lot more. A whole lot more. But sadly, this little tease is all we have for now. And yet, those precious 28 seconds are all it takes to get our blood pumping.

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Brett Foote has been covering the auto industry for over five years and is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ popular Auto Group websites, including Corvette Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among others.

Foote has been an automotive enthusiast since the day he came into this world and rode home from the hospital in a first-gen Mustang, and he's been wrenching on them nearly as long.

In addition to his expertise writing about cars, trucks, motorcycles and every other type of automobile, Foote had spent several years running parts for local dealerships.

You can follow along with his builds and various automotive shenanigans on Instagram: @bfoote.

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