At $22,900, Is This 1996 Muti-Hued Ford Mustang Cobra the Deal?

Good Price or No Dice 1996 Ford SVT Mystic Cobra

Today’s photos Good Price or No Dice The SVT Cobra represents a car that has clearly been well cared for. These photos also shows off its unique light-changing paint. Let’s see if this ever-changing pony has a price we can set.

Based on yesterday’s comments Pop-cap Skamper, it will never reach the value limit, even with a $1,200 request alone. That’s a set price for a stripper slide-in, and even so, it doesn’t get any better than No Dice’s 60 percent loss.

When Dorothy and her wacky group finally arrive at Emerald City in the 1939 film The Witch of Ozo, they were brought to the city in a chariot drawn by a horse that kept changing colors. Movie buffs may know that “horses of different colors” is a practical effect. Fewer may not know the story behind it, though. While preparing to shoot the scene, the ASPCA did not allow the filmmakers to use chemical dyes to color the four horses which led to the effects team deciding to coat them with a powdered gelatin mixture instead. Yes, the horses are completely covered jelly powder. Scenes must be shot quickly before them can lick the icing.

Image for the article titled At $22,900, Is This 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Multi-Hued Worth Going Green?

today 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra also a horse of a different color, although that’s because of the innovative painting process applied at the factory, and not a delicious dessert. “Mystic Cobra” is offered at ‘96 SVT Cobra as promotion for new car SVT-massage DOHC 4.6-liter Modular V8 under the Mustang hood.

The new 32-valve all-alloy engine can drive itself up to a healthy 305 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque if given enough pedals. The paint that celebrates grinding is an $815 option on the Cobra and derives its unique light-reflecting ability from a blend co-developed with BASF that uses a special physical pigment that at some angles can make colors appear gold and others dark purple.

Image for the article titled At $22,900, Is This 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Multi-Hued Worth Going Green?

As you might imagine, that particular paint needs proper care and it looks like this very low-key (22,000) mile Mustang has been cared for for most of its life. Indeed, a shot of the boot shows that it is filled with cleaning supplies and a microfiber towel. By the way, has anyone seen macrofiber towels?

Image for the article titled At $22,900, Is This 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Multi-Hued Worth Going Green?

The paint on this Cobra is still impressive, and while the ad notes some “savory additions” it’s said to be easy to remove so the car can be brought back to full factory specs. The seller noted that the bodywork suffered some dings and some chipping, but there doesn’t seem to be anything that a competent detail shop can’t handle. The clear bra covers the front end of the hood and that is the age where it is quite visible. A set of aftermarket chrome wheels prop up the Cobra, but factory alloys are also included with the car.

Image for the article titled At $22,900, Is This 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Multi-Hued Worth Going Green?

Inside, things look just as good. From the 1,999 Mystic Cobra made for 1996all but nine have leather seats the option box is checked. It The leather here appears to be in the form of an excellent if light patina. And speaking of choices, car too shake the original AM/FM/CD/cassette stereo on the dashboard.

According to the seller, the car is already owned and operated by an adult, garage saved, and runs without problems. All add-ons — things like a Magnaflow exhaust, a 3:73 rear end, a cold air intake, and a short shift kit everything can be reversed, and the original part to do it all seems come by car. All factory spare parts that are still on the Cobra are claimed to be in good condition.

Image for the article titled At $22,900, Is This 1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Multi-Hued Worth Going Green?

According to the seller, the clean-title car was detailed last fall — ready to go to the auto show and “win some trophies.” To do that, one has to find the seller’s asking price of $22,900, which the seller in the ad says is an investment that will only GET value over time.

We live in the here and now, so what we’re going to do is pick the price and the car to see if we agree with the seller’s forecast. What did you say? Is This Mystic Cobra for the $22,900 requested at the time? Or, did that price turn the purchase red?

You decide!

Minneapolis, Minnesota, Craig’s Listor go here if the ad disappears.

H/T to William Hean for a date!

Help me with NPOND. Hit me on rob@jalopnik.com and send me a fixed price tip. Remember to include your Kinja handle.

.

Leave a Comment