Details: 1978 Genuine Ford Falcon Cobra #355. Has the special Cobra tag behind the grill as expected. Specs are as follows: 302 Cleveland, Auto Transmission, Air conditioning, under 61,500 original kilometers on the clock (in our understanding). It is all stock, all original, unrestored, and in great condition. It had a repaint in Australia around 2006, but all the interior door stickers and such are intact. Numbers matching and not modified. Factorydual exhaust and disc brakes on all 4 corners. Has all 5 factory Globe wheels (with spare). The original thermoquad carb rebuilt runs great. Mechanically it is 100%, everything else is correct and 100% functional. Rarely driven in my ownership. I have a clear Texas title in handwith no liens. Inspections are welcome. The car is located near the Houston area of Texas. Lots of fun extras included with the car.
A short history of the XC Cobra:
When final production of the XC Hardtop was ending in March 1978, more than 400 body shells were left unsold and Ford Australia faced a dilemma of how to shift them, rather than scrap them. They elected to capitalise on Allan Moffat and Colin Bond's crushing 1-2 finish at the 1977 Bathurst 1000 by creating a road car with a "Shelby Mustang" look that could be homologated for racing, while at the same time offering enthusiasts the opportunity to own a street-legal version of Moffat's race car. The first prototype Falcon Cobra was built in late April 1978 and production began that same July.
The cars were painted Bold Blue with an overlay of Sno White, with Olympic Blue accent stripes separating the two colours . "Cobra" emblem decals were affixed to the front fenders, along with a name decal at the rear. Unusually, the bodyshells were painted blue first, the intended area of blue stripes and sills then masked and the white coat painted over the top. Each of the cars was given its own individual serial number and fitted with a sequentially numbered plaque (from 001 to 400) on the dash.
Cobras were available with either automatic or manual transmission. Standard equipment included four-wheel disc brakes, limited slip differential, 15-inch Bathurst Globe wheels, front & rear spoilers and dual exhaust. The interiors were uniformly black, with Cobra specific cloth seat inserts in black with blue stripes that match those on the outside body.
Falcon Cobras have become increasingly revered by collectors across Australia, the USA and the rest of the word. WIth less that the scant original 400 production cars still remaining, they routienly command 6 figure prices and are the crown jewl of many collector's stables when they can even get a hold of one.