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1996 Cobra Mustang Specifications
1996 Cobra 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 1996 Cobra Convertible 2
New to the '96 Cobra was the domed hood, necessary for the 4.6L engine to clear.  Also redesigned were the taillights which now had three horizontal bars resembling the old Pony Car Mustang.  "COBRA" lettering was now placed on the rear valence panel and the spoiler was redesigned.

Also changed in 1996 were the rack and pinion system, the tires which were one size smaller from the previous year, the new 4.6L modular engine, and a new transmission which had a torque rating of 320 ft/lbs.  Also new was the Mystic paint option which contained four major metallic colors:  green, amber, gold and purple.  The light intensities of the paint also varied depending on which angle the car was viewed.

Production Numbers:
Cobra Coupe: 7,496
Cobra Convertible: 2,510
Total:
10,006

Available Engine:
4.6L DOHC EFI V-8 305 hp

Available Exterior Colors

Color

Code

Coupe Conv.

Black Clearcoat

UA

2,1221,053

Laser Red Tinted Clearcoat

E9

1,940962

Crystal White

ZR

1,435494

Mystic

LF

1,999

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Retail Prices:
Cobra Coupe, P47: $24,810
Cobra Convertible, P46: $27,580






Interior Trim Colors and Production

Coupe

Interior ExteriorProduction
Black cloth Black

13

Black cloth Laser Red

16

Black cloth Crystal White

10

Black cloth Mystic

9

Black leather Black

1,376

Black leather Laser Red

926

Black leather Crystal White

739

Black leather Mystic 1,990
Saddle cloth Black 8
Saddle cloth Laser Red 4
Saddle cloth Crystal White 10
Saddle cloth Mystic -
Saddle leather Black 725
Saddle leather Laser Red 994
Saddle leather Crystal White 676
Saddle leather Mystic

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Convertible
ExteriorTop ColorIntProduction
BlackBlackBlack Cloth2
BlackBlackLeather664
BlackSaddleLeather158
SaddleBlackLeather5
SaddleSaddleCloth1
SaddleSaddleLeather222
WhiteBlackLeather1
Laser RedBlackBlack Cloth2
BlackBlackLeather362
BlackSaddleLeather36
SaddleSaddleCloth1
SaddleSaddleLeather536
WhiteBlackCloth1
WhiteBlackLeather13
WhiteSaddleLeather11
Crystal WhiteBlackBlack Leather144
BlackSaddleLeather11
SaddleSaddleCloth1
SaddleSaddleLeather220
WhiteBlackCloth2
WhiteBlackLeather59
WhiteSaddleLeather57

















Vehicle Identification Numbers

1FA - Ford Motor Co.
L - Restraint system (L-air bags & active belts)
P - Passenger car
47 - Body code (47 - coupe, 46 -  convertible)
V - Engine code
6 - Check digit (varies)
T - Year (T - 1996)
F - Plant (F-Dearborn)
000001 - Consecutive unit number
Example:
1FALP47V6TF000001

Location: Stamped on the plate which is riveted to the driver's side of the dash, visible through windshield; the certification label is attached to the rear face of the driver's door.














Mustang Performance
1996 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra 
0-60 mph: 5.5 sec
Quarter Mile: 14.00 sec