Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet Coupe

With sagging performance on the racetrack and the showroom in late 1967, Ford began development of the 428 Cobra Jet option at the suggestion of Ford dealer Bob Tasca and Hot Rod Magazine. Released on April 1, 1968, the reliable, high-torque Cobra Jet included 427 low-riser heads, a 427 intake, a 735 cfm Holley carburetor, ram-air induction, staggered rear shocks and reinforced front shock towers, among other modifications. Capable of low 14-second quarter-mile times in stock trim and mid-11s in racing tune, the cars were driven by Super Stock legends including “Dyno” Don Nicholson, Gas Ronda, Phil Bonner and Hubert Platt. Ford launched a multi-car attack at the 1968 NHRA Winternationals, with the cars prepared by Holman & Moody-Stroppe. The SS/E finals found the CJ Mustangs of Al Joniec and Hubert Platt at the starting line, with Joniec taking the class victory with a 12.49-second ET, going on to win Super Stock Eliminator as well.

This car was auctioned off by RM Auctions in August 2009 at the Portola Hotel & Spa and Monterey Conference Center, Monterey, California.

335 hp, 428 cu. in. overhead valve Cobra Jet V8 engine, four-speed manual transmission, heavy-duty suspension, Traction-Loc rear axle, front disc and rear drum brakes. Wheelbase: 108".

Source: RM Auctions
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