Ford''s Cobra R program has borne some pretty remarkable fruit for us Blue Oval enthusiasts, and for purity of intent, it''s hard to beat the 1995 Mustang Cobra R. Like the ''93 Cobra R, it was purpose-built for the track and was only street-legal enough to sell in dealerships. Many were raced but quite a few were snapped up by enthusiasts wanting the ultimate production Mustang. With just 13,114 original miles and only 250 built, this is one of those very rare beasts that has never been raced, modified, or abused and is collector-grade in every way. Throw in the original window sticker, SVT certificate, and the original manuals and you''ll see this is a collector piece for sure. What Ford did with these cars was absolutely brilliant, giving race car builders a blank canvas upon which to build and with a few parts-bin upgrades, they inadvertently created one heck of a street car, too. Even the bright white paint was designed to be a foundation for race car graphics, so it''s definitely not flashy, but that''s all part of the R''s appeal. It got the same ground effects as the standard Cobra, including round fog lamp openings that were now fitted with ducts for cooling the front brakes. A taller hood was made just for these cars to clear the taller 351W engine, and it looks so good that every aftermarket hood maker rushed to copy the design. The Crystal White paint is factory-applied and actually quite good for a car that was intended for combat, and the intervening years (wow, this sucker''s almost 20!) have been quite kind in the care of a passionate enthusiast. It''s the kind of car that might escape a casual person''s glance, but those who know Mustangs realize that this one is really special. Light weight and minimal frills were the order of the day in the R, and with it you got a pair of standard buckets from a six-cylinder entry-level pony and no back seat. The tan upholstery looked good against the white paint and the intent was for racers to gut the interior anyway, so who cares what chairs they put in? In this car''s case, they''re in exceptionally good condition with virtually zero wear and still feel quite comfortable today. No, they''re not built for the track, but the overall look is far more polished than you''d expect. There was minimal sound-deadening material, no A/C, manual windows, and no radio, although you did get the cool white-faced gauges from the production Cobra. The trunk is finished like a production car''s, albeit now with a pass-through to the passenger compartment. The heart of the R was a 351 cubic inch V8 (up from 302 cubes in the street version) borrowed from the Lightning pickup truck. Tuned for a relatively modest 300 horsepower and 365 pounds of torque, it was one heck of a street motor and just a few bolt-ons away from being outrageous on the track. EFI makes it dead-nuts reliable and engineers upgraded just about everything around it, from the Tremec 5-speed transmission to the suspension and heavy-duty 13-inch brakes to a 22-gallon fuel cell out back. It''s totally stock and nicely preserved with all its factory equipment still in place, including the little tags and stickers. The chassis is as-delivered, right down to the exhaust system with functional catalytic converters and rather restrictive mufflers to keep it street legal. And perhaps the R''s most noteworthy feature are those drop-dead gorgeous wheels, which wear 255/45/17 BFG radials all around. The R-models played an important part in the Mustang''s history, and the ''95 Cobra R was one of the biggest game-changers of the era. Call today! This vehicle is located in our Dallas/Fort Worth showroom. For more information, please call (817) 764-8000 or toll free (855) 877-2707.