The name Cobra has been applied to many Mustangs over the years, starting with the '65 Shelby Mustang Cobra GT-350, but by the release of the Mustang II the relationship with Shelby American had long soured and Ford used the name for this non-Shelby related thing. It was just an appearance package made up of a faux hood scoop, front spoiler, rear spoiler, 1/4 window louvers, accent stripes, a blacked out grill and a cobra emblem on the fenders. You could even get the Cobra II package with the anemic Lima 4-banger, the near mention of which would cause the man in the ten gallon hat to have a fit.
No Lima-bean in this wild steed -- here you've got nothing but the best pushrod Detroit muscle, a 302 cubic inch V8 rated at 139 horsepower...try to contain your excitement please. Luckily if you live in a district where an emissions inspection is not required, you can boost this thing up to healthy tire-roasting temperatures for a few bucks.
The interior is pretty nasty, but I dig those crazy pillow-styled seats. And the blue/white color combo always looks good on a Mustang. Despite a reputation for being terribly built (and who is kidding, the earlier Mustangs weren't exactly some paradigm for robustness, that is why everybody who has one has it rebuilt with new parts) the Mustang II has a decent fanbase and could be a future classic given the haze of time.
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