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1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra

  • Year: 1978

  • Make: Ford

  • Model: Mustang King Cobra

  • Mileage: 63,000

  • Exterior Color: 2R Bright Red

  • Interior Color: Red




  • 302 Cubic Inch Engine

  • 4 Speed Transmission

  • Edelbrock 4 Barrell Carb

  • Edelbrock Intake Manifold

  • Chrome Open Element Air Cleaner

  • Electronic Ignition

  • 300 Posi Rear

  • Original Radiator

  • Power Steering

  • Power Disc Brakes

  • Factory A/C

  • Delay Wipers

  • Cruise Control

  • AM/FM Radio

  • Tinted Glass

  • T-Top

  • Dual Exhaust

  • Correct Exhaust Manifolds

  • Sport Mirrors

  • Electronic Ignition

  • 15" Aluminum Cobra Wheels

  • 215/60 R15 BF Goodrich T/A

  • Map Light

  • Day/Night Rearview Mirror

  • Seatbelts

  • Original Paint

  • 63,000 Original Miles



Information on 1978 King Cobra's:


In 1978, the "King Cobra" became available. This was a limited edition version with 4,313 units produced. It featured a deep air-dam, stripes, and a "Pontiac Trans Am style" cobra snake decal on the hood. The King Cobra was available only with the V8 to help bolster the car's performance image.


Following a marketing change initiated the previous model year, Mustang II sales literature continued to emphasize sportiness over the luxury that had been emphasized for most of the Mustang II's existence, again placing a racy-looking 2+2 hatchback model, equipped with T-top roof and roof wrap over band, on the cover of the car's dealership brochure.

A "chic" Fashion Accessory Package was also offered this year, featuring Southwest-looking, striped "Fresno cloth" seating, enhanced interior lighting, vanity pockets, and special pinstriping.


Consumer Guide tested a Mustang II Cobra II that year and found that its power just exceeded that of its closest competitors in the Sporty class, the Chevrolet Monza and its General Motors siblings, but that it ranked very low in handling and ride, with a marked tendency to lean despite its performance suspension.

On the momentum of the Mustang II's successful sales, a totally new Mustang would be introduced for the 1979 model year.

Cars in great condition runs and drives well.


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