Your Ride: 2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Mystichrome
One of our readers, Justin, has been a long time Ford lover– with a special place in his heart for Mustangs. While working at a dealership, he laid eyes one of the of the prettiest ponies he had ever seen. It was a 2004 Mustang SVT Cobra with a custom Mystichrome paint job. Only 1,010 of these custom Cobras were ever built, and Justin knew he had to have it. Read his full story below:
How did you acquire your ride?
I was working at a Ford dealership. The car drove right into the service center. Driven in by another dealership to get the computer re-flashed. By the end of that day I purchased the car from them.
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What drew you in when you bought it?
2003-2004 Cobras are known to be the best of the best when it comes to Mustangs. Factory supercharged, 390HP, DOHC 32 valve V8, independent rear suspension, forged engine internals, and this Color — Mystichrome. Even the leather seats change color! I knew it was a limited Edition car, very few were made. To see one casually stroll into my dealership, and find out it was for sale. Well, I had to have it.
Does it have a name?
Not yet. I was thinking mysty. When I go a car show with out it, people ask me " Where's the Mysty at?"
What do you feel like when you drive it?
I feel the torque and hear the V8, smell the fresh leather conditioner. I hear the supercharger whine. You see the paint changing from amethyst to emerald to a brilliant atlantic blue as you drive. It is almost sensory overload. The stares you get from people make you feel like a rockstar. The best are the people who are looking, but don't want you to see them looking. You feel like a star.
What would you change about the car if anything?
I wish Ford would have used a set of 18-inch wheels from the factory. That is definitely on the list. Making 500 horsepower to the wheels on these cars is only a few simple bolt on's away. I have a new supercharger pulley and a cold-air kit sitting here waiting for a spring day to be installed and tuned. It should be a whole new animal at that power level.
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What have you done to make it a bolder ride?
In a sea of modified Mustangs at all levels, I have only added a few must-have mods. There is a K&N air filter dropped in, with the silencer removed. A set of welded in mufflers to really let that V8 growl out are the only modifications this rare breed has installed. I drive it everyday and Ford did a great job from the factory with it.
Dream accessory for it and why?
I go from dreaming about bolting on a 600 horsepower supercharger for it someday's, to dreaming of a Saleen style body kit and nice wheels. With the plethora of toys and gadgets available for Mustangs it is almost overwhelming.
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