If the Ford Mustang Cobra was the top of the food chain in 2004, what do you suppose happens when you sent it to legendary Ford tuner Jack Roush for a total makeover? The result is this one-of-one black Roush Cobra coupe. With only 6168 original miles (not a typo) and enough power to humiliate some seriously expensive hardware, this may very well be the ultimate hi-po Mustang.
Roush actually built 11 Cobra-based supercars in 2004, but this is the only black one, and is surely the lowest-mileage example of the bunch. The first thing Roush engineers did with the Cobra is give it a facelift, curing the biggest complaint of Cobra owners: it just didn't look unique enough. With Roush ground effects, a vented hood, special rear spoiler, and plenty of Roush badging, that problem was neatly cured. It's still recognizable as a Cobra, but nobody will think it's stock anymore. The black paint is extremely nice and the Roush guys did an expert job of matching the new components to the OEM finish, so it all looks right. In the years since, it was beautifully maintained and given the low mileage, it's quite unlikely that it's ever been subjected to the rigors of the daily grind. The chin isn't bashed, the rockers haven't been blasted by gravel, and there's a shine to the finish that only comes from hand-rubbed attention to detail. The special Roush details, including badges on the front fenders and deck lid, are subtle, but nobody's going to mistake this for anything else.
The interior was already world-class right out of the Ford factory, so Roush pretty much left it alone. Grippy buckets with suede inserts help hold you in place, and given the low mileage, they're in virtually new condition. White-faced gauges were a Cobra trademark from the early days, but a few well-chosen billet aluminum upgrades like the HVAC knobs and cruise control buttons on the steering wheel add some flash to the otherwise somber interior. A special shifter for the T56 6-speed manual gearbox helps you find the right gear every time. All the power upgrades were standard, including windows, locks, A/C, cruise control, and a powerful stereo system, but you and I both know that's not why you're buying a Roush. Door panels, carpets, floor mats, headliner, and everything else inside is in excellent, as-new condition.
Ford's 4.6-liter DOHC V8 was given a supercharger in the Cobra, and the result was performance to rival just about anything else on the road. Roush worked their magic to extract a lot more power without a comfort or reliability penalty, the result of doing Ford's development work for decades. The supercharger is intercooled with an oversized holding tank up front and a special side-exit exhaust system sounds like the front stretch at Daytona. The suspension is heavily fortified for combat, with special springs, shocks, and sway bars which make a profound difference in handling without killing ride quality. The Cobra's binders were already immensely powerful, so they only got a brake pad upgrade, and as you'd expect on this car, everything is pretty much as-new. Finally, special Roush wheels were fitted and wrapped in fat 265/35/18 front and 295/35/18 rear BFGoodrich performance radials.
Fully documented with dyno sheets, original Roush window sticker, and factory books and manuals, this is an ultra-rare piece of performance history that's been immaculately preserved. Call today!