The 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet
The Mustang Cobra jet made its debut in the early spring on April 1, 1968. The Mustang Cobra Jet matched with a 428 cubic inch V8 (7.0L) replacing the 390 engine. A 427 intake manifold, a Holly 735 cfm four-barrel carburetor, Ram air induction, high-performance air filter and larger valve heads were added. Ford rated the V8 at 335 horsepower, however, the output was around 410 horsepower. The Mustang Cobra came equipped with a four-speed manual or a C-6 three-speed automatic transmission, front power disc brakes, dual exhaust with chrome outlets and heavy suspension. If a buyer wanted the 428 Cobra engine they would choose the GT package that was also available in both fastback and coupe models.
The exterior featured new cosmetics including the distinctive black stripe hood, side stripes, fog lamps, the ram air hood scoop and a side scoop. New style steel wheels in chrome or silver paint and performance tires finished off with GT hub caps.
Super Cobra Jet
A limited optional package called the drag pack option was available it came with a stronger engine, the Super Cobra Jet. The Super Cobra Jet came with stronger connecting rods and crankshaft, an oil cooler. Only fifty of these cars were produced and released to Ford racers and dealers. The drag pack option opened a new era of performance which quickly became a dominating force in drag racing across the country. In 1968 the Cobra Jet took the NHRA Winternationals in its first appearance. The 1968 Ford Mustang 428 Cobra Jet dominated everything in it’s Super Stock class with an 11.5 second 120 mph quarter mile. The 1968 Mustang Cobra Jet is considered the fastest production Mustang ever made.
Highly sought After
The 1968 Cobra Mustang is highly sought after and coveted by muscle car collectors worldwide and it’s very rare to find one for sale.