AydenTv

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I have a Stock 89 LX Convertible with a 5.0 inside it.. posted it on fb for 5k and a guy dm'd me and said he had a 97 Cobra with 3:27 gears, bbk Cold air Inrake, Bbk suspension, 133k miles, saleen rims, 5 speed, and says the vin comes back as a real cobra.. but the seats was changed to cloth (non cobra, the motor came from a cop car he said, and it has a dent in driver side rear quarter panel... my mustang is a 89 lx convertible with a surge.. it has an AOD Trans, been sitting in a guarge for a year.. heater core id by passed, possible the 5.0 isnt a foxbody 5.0 (has non ho fire order) and needs a tune up, oil change, fuel sending unit, TV Cable, and most vac lines capped off or deleted... so should i keep fox.. or go with the snake.. and how much yu think each is worth.. and if it helps i only have 1k into the fox...
 

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General karthief

wonder how much it would cost to ship you a pair
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Has the fox been repainted? I ask because the emblems are attached too low, in any case I would keep the fox, you aready have an idea of what you have even if it's a little sketchy, the 'cobra' sounds like a bigger problem and more likely a 'fake snake'.
Here is a link for more info on the 97 cobra, they had some unique features to look for. It also can be verified through SVT I believe.
If it can be verified to be an actual cobra and has the right engine still in it than it may be more of a consideration.
 
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Has the fox been repainted? I ask because the emblems are attached too low, in any case I would keep the fox, you aready have an idea of what you have even if it's a little sketchy, the 'cobra' sounds like a bigger problem and more likely a 'fake snake'.
Here is a link for more info on the 97 cobra, they had some unique features to look for. It also can be verified through SVT I believe.
If it can be verified to be an actual cobra and has the right engine still in it than it may be more of a consideration.
it has been and the emblems was off i put those back on tbh along woth front.. i had to use 3 different glues tbh..
 
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i'm familiar with penetration
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97 cobra vs 5.0 AOD vert?

cobra all the way provided it’s in good shape.

btw, 97 cobras could be had with cloth seats. 20 in black cloth and 47 in saddle cloth. Door sticker would confirm this by looked at the interior code


Edit: however I’d check the motor. “Cop cars” got 2v 4.6 like the GT. The cobra has a unique 4v
 
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