a timeline of the "pony" car that started it all in 1964.
note that many of the pics are of different models of the Mustang such as gt, gt 500, cobra, mach 1, etc.
lots of fastback's, too
enjoy, also check out my Oldsmobile 442 video if you want
Lost FORD Cobra
Lost FORD 197x Cobra
In 1978 a limited edition of Ford Falcon Cobra muscle car was introduced.
It was based on the XC 2dr Hardtop Coupe
When the Broadmeadows Assembly plant ended its production of the Ford
Falcon XC coupe in March 1978 Ford Australia was left with 400 Hardtop body
shells and no idea how to market them. Rather than scrap them Ford
conferred with Edsel Ford II, Deputy Managing Director of Ford Motor
Company, who was in Australia at that time. Along with a local design team
he chose to capitalize on the astounding 1-2 finish of Allan Moffat and
Colin Bond at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 and created a road car with a complete
American style that could be structured for racing, at the same time giving
enthusiasts an opportunity to have a street-legal version of Moffats race
car. The first prototype was produced in April 1978 with production
beginning July of 1978.
In order to give the Ford Falcon Cobra the Ford muscle car identity, the
cars were painted as a throwback to Carroll Shelbys Mustangs of the 1960s. To give them
this identifiable paint job the body shells were first painted blue, the
blue stripes masked and the white painted over the blue. For the finishing
touch a Cobra emblem was added. Each car was given its individual serial
number and fitted with sequentially-numbered plaques (from 1-400) in the
The first 200 cars produced were fitted with the 351 Cleveland V8 (5.8L),
the next 200 cars were given the 302 Cleveland V8 (4.9L). Cobras were
available with either transmission, automatic of manual. Four-wheel disc
brakes and limited slip axles along with 15-inch Barthurst Globe wheels and
front & rear spoilers came as standard equipment on Cobras. The interior
was given stylish sport leather seats in black with blue inserts.
Numbers 2 to 31 were tagged Option 97 with optional parts to give them the
ability to be change over for racing, along with dual thermostatically
controlled fans, an engine oil cooler and and racing seats. They could be
identified by a rear-opening bulge in the hood. In 1978 Allan Moffat raced
one of these cars in the Barthurst 1000.
Designing the 2010 Ford Mustang
An interview with Rob Gelardi - Senior Designer on the 2010 Ford Mustang, about the design process
behind the car, how it came to being, and his thoughts and insight on the
1973 Mach 1 Mustang stripped to bare metal
We had to strip out 1973 Mach 1 to continue the restoration process. It is
a small part in the overall process, but we had to get as much done as
possible before we sent it back to our restorer for the next stage.