(11 photos of a 1976 Blue Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Our first Attitude Of The Week for the new year and our 8000th Mustang photo on this site was this blue 1976 Cobra II Mustang owned by John of Median, Ohio. John writes: I bought my car brand new off the showroom floor in 1976. Originally it was white with blue stripes. My wife and I met because of this car. When I met her back in 1979, she had a black/gold Cobra II. I ended up keeping my Cobra all these years. Glad I did. The motor is a 302 rollerized crate motor, with a Weiand 177 supercharger, GT-40 Ford racing aluminum heads, 4150 series Holley supercharger carburetor, MSD distributor, Mallory ignition, Summit Racing noisy gears, Cobrajos chrome valve covers, TCI streetfighter tranny, and Be Cool crossflow aluminum radiator. All the mods to the engine were done within the last couple years. It must of been a mid life crisis that made me spend the money. ha ha. I should of done it years ago. It's a fun car to drive.|
(4 photos of a 1976 Bright Blue Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Bright Blue 1976 Mustang Cobra II hatchback owned by Dean and Lori George from Mt.Zion, Illinois. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week photo for the week starting 01-11-09. Dean tells us more, "We purchased the car on eBay about four years ago. We spent a lot of time on the net and eBay shopping for parts. The motor is a 1968 302 with GT40 heads, Blackjack headers, and a manual shift C. It is a fun car to rive"
(4 photos of a 1976 White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) White 1976 Mustang II Cobra II hatchback owned by Bobby Aldrich from Placerville, California. Bobby adds, "I bought this Cobra II in 1991. It's a factory V8 car, only now it's powered by a 68 J-code 4V 302. Other than that I've kept the stock look with the car." Check out other Mustang IIs owned by Bobby.
(16 photos of a 1976 White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) White 1976 Mustang Cobra II hatchback with blue stripes, cobra graphics, hood scoop, 1985 Mustang 10 spoke alloy wheels, and an aftermarket V8 engine.
(5 photos of a 1976 Blue Mustang Cobra II ) Blue 1976 Mustang II Cobra hatchback owned by Alan L. Pyatt from Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Alan tells us, "Original car was purchased the end of July, 2011. A donor parts car was purchased in January 2012. The original Cobra's body was terribly compromised, so between it and the donor car I was able to get the car complete again. I swapped out interiors for the black in the donor car because black and blue just seem right together, especially for a Mustang. The original engine was rebuilt, but had an undetected crack in one of the cylinders, so a late 67 factory 302 block was purchased in place of it. It has TRW pistons .030 over, Comp Cam lifters, push rods and 265H camshaft, Ford Racing Whirlwind Aluminum heads, Summit intake, 670 Holley Street Avenger Carb, steel forged crank, all new bearings, chrome molly rings, Champion Billet Radiator good to 650 HP, and Hedman headers. The C4 was rebuilt with a B&M shift kit. The exhaust is Thrush Cheery bombs that exit in front of the rear wheels. Stripes are from Graphics Express. The paint was purchased on eBay as was much of the parts, or from Mustang/Cobra II web sites."
(12 photos of a 1976 Black Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Black 1976 Mustang Cobra II hatchback with hood scoop, over the top silver stripes, fog lamps, front air dam, cobra side graphics, rear quarter window louvers, rear wing, sport alloy wheels, and 302ci (5L) V8 engine. This car has been repainted gun metal gray with silver stripes. 1976 available Cobra colors were white with blue stripe, blue with white stripes, and black with gold stripes. The Cobras also came with a Cobra emblem centered on the grille.
(9 photos of a 1976 White Mustang Cobra II Fastback) White 1976 Mustang Cobra II hatchback with blue cobra stripes and a blue interior. Under hood is the big 5.0l (302ci) V8 engine. This engine put out 134 horsepower and was the biggest of three engines offered on the 1976 Mustang II model.
(2 photos of a 1976 White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) This is a Ford promotional photo of a White 1976 Mustang II Cobra II hatchback with blue cobra stripes, hood scoop, front chin spoiler, and rear quarter window louvers.
(1 photo of a 1976 White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) This White 1976 Mustang II Cobra II hatchback has a T-roof in addition to the other Cobra offerings of hood scoop, side stripes, front chin spoiler, rear wing, color matched side mirrors, rear quarter window louvers, forged aluminum wheels with blue Cobra center medallion, and bumper guards.
(2 photos of a 1976 Polar White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Cool Ford promotional photo of a Polar White 1976 Mustang Cobra II with blue interior, t-tops, hood scoop, rear quarter window louvers, and sport wheels.
(8 photos of a 1977 Black Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Black 1977 Mustang II with Cobra II package, owned by Mike Baker, from Elgin, Illinois. He just purchased it off eBay! It has a 302ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. Like in 1976, the 1977 Cobra came in white with blue stripes, blue with white stripes, or black with gold stripes. New in 1977 the Cobra could come with white with red stripes and white with green stripes. This is an early 1977 Cobra where the lettering is low on the door, later in the year they were higher up. Cobras came with vertical-style quarter-window louvers, rear-window horizontal louvers, sport mirrors, facing hood scoop and rear spoiler.
(3 photos of a 1977 Black Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Black 1977 Mustang II Cobra II owned by Davin Tilley from Houston, Texas. This was our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting February 13, 2011. It has a 302ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Davin adds, "Work in progress for... a long, long time..."
(5 photos of a 1977 Silver Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Silver 1977 Mustang Cobra hatchback owned by Timothy Brown from Washington. The front bumper has been painted silver and the stripes are wrapped around it as well. Timothy says that he got it about a month ago.
(2 photos of a 1977 White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) White 1977 Mustang Cobra II hatchback was a $535 options package in 1977 which came with stripes, Cobra lettering, vertical rear quarter window louvers, dual sport mirrors, rear opening hood scoop, BR70 or 195/R70 x 13 RWL tires, and brushed aluminum door trim inserts. This combination of white with blue stripes was also available in 1976 but new to 1977 was white with red and white with green stripes.
(2 photos of a 1977 Gray Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Gray 1977 Mustang Cobra II owned by Mike Kiminas from Boynton Beach, Florida. Mike has owned the car for two years. It has a 5.0L V8 from a 1993 Cobra R, a automatic with overdrive transmission, 8.8 inch rear end with limit slip 3.73 gears, disc brakes with five lugs, BF Goodrich tires, and Magnum 500 wheels.
(2 photos of a 1977 Polar White Mustang Cobra II Fastback) This Polar White 1977 Mustang II Cobra II fastback is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 29, 2013. This Cobra has a 305ci V8 engine and an automatic transmission. The owner says, "I have always been a Ford girl, but this baby gets quite the looks. I am restoring the car this winter, as needs new paint job. As soon as I got her I purchased a Marti Report and came to find out that it is a 1-of-88 with this trim package for the Cobra II for 1977! - Polar white exterior paint, white with Red interior trim colour, and it had only an AM radio that still works. It was built 09/03/1976, so it's an early Motortown conversion Cobra II. I'm always looking for info regarding the Motortown conversion process before Ford took the Cobra II package in-house; it's a special part of Cobra II history!"
(5 photos of a 1977 Black Mustang Cobra II Fastback) Black 1977 Mustang II Cobra II hatchback owned by Mike from Elgin, Illinois, This is our featured Attitude Of The Week for the week starting September 22, 2013. It has a 302ci V8 and an automatic transmission. Mike tells us, "I graduated from high school in 1977 and the only two cars that I wanted for my first new car was a Cobra II or a Smokey and the Bandit Trans Am (black and gold of course!). My Dad wouldn't sign a loan for either one (despite our family's fondness for Fords) but he did decide to sign a loan for me to get a 1978 Chevette! Later in life I did buy a triple-black 2000 Mustang GT convertible, which I enjoyed for a number of years. When I saw this Cobra II on ebay three years ago, I threw in a low-ball bid that didn't meet the seller's reserve. I told my wife that we didn't have to worry about getting the car since it didn't meet the auction's reserve, so off to Alaska we went for vacation. Lo and behold, I got an email congratulating me on being the winning bidder for that 1977 Cobra II! I had to tell my wife during our vacation that the car I wasn't supposed to get was now ours, and that I had to coordinate its purchase and pickup from Arkansas. Fortunately a friend of mine lived near the seller, paid for my Cobra II and had a car trailer to pick it up and deliver it to my house, so the car was waiting for me when I got home. Upon seeing the car my wife told me I needed to decide if I was going to keep the Mustang II or a 2000 Corvette that we owned at the time. One look at the Cobra II and a rush of emotions from high school came back and the Corvette was promptly sold a few weeks later. I found that this Cobra II was first sold in Texas and then driven to California where the previous owner bought it and brought it back to Illinois for restoration. I've been working on completing the restoration he had started, and this past winter I tore out the interior, restored all of the panels, replaced the dash (it had been cut apart to mount different radios over the years), and repaired various other items to get it back on the road for the car show season. I purchased a Marti Report and came to find out that it is a 1-of-1 Cobra II for
1977! Not surprising that it's fairly well loaded - except for A/C (Really? Not ordered for an all-black car sold in Texas?) and it had only an AM radio. It was built 12/76, so it's an early 'Motortown conversion Cobra II .' I'm always looking for info regarding the Motortown conversion process before Ford took the Cobra II package in-house; it's a special part of Cobra II history!"
(9 photos of a 1977 Black Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) Black 1977 Mustang Cobra II hatchback with with red stripes and the largest engine offered in 1977 a 5.0 liter (302 cubic inch), 2 barrel, V8 engine. This is not an original Cobra color combination. Black Cobras only came with gold stripes. Other color factory combinations included: white with blue, green, or red stripes; and blue with white stripes. In 1978 more colors were offered on the Cobra.
(6 photos of a 1977 Polar White Mustang Cobra II Hatchback) This Cobra II has red stripes with white color combination which was new for 1977. The other new color combination for the Cobra II in 1977 was white with green stripes. These two color combinations joined the previous years colors of white with blue stripes, blue with white stripes, and black with gold stripes. This car has 62K miles on it and is original except for the wheels, tires, and radio.
(1 photos of a 1977 Mustang Cobra II Promotional Sales Brochure) (A) Cobra II. Runaway sales success. Combine flair with fun by choosing the new Cobra II Package option. Cobra II is available on the 4-passenger 2+2's shown in Polar White (Code 9D), with brilliant Red, Blue or Green racing stripes, or in Black (Code1C), with Gold stripes. You get these exterior features: front/rear deck spoilers; Black Louvered backlite and flipper quarter windows; tricolor racing stripes on spoilers, hood, hood scoop, roof, rear deck, lower bodyside panels; Cobra II emblem on Blackout grille with bright surround molding; Black dual sport mirrors; Cobra II bodyside identification; styled steel wheels with trim rings; raised white letter radials; Black windshield wiper arms and windshield/backlite moldings. The 2.3 liter engine and 4-speed manual transmission with floor shift are standard. More spirited action can be yours with 2.8 liter V-6 (2.8 VV in Calif.) or 302 CID 2V V-8 (302 VV in Calif.). SelectShift automatic transmission is available. Inside Cobra II you get 2+2 standard like: brushed aluminum instrument panel applique; tachometer, ammeter, temperature gauges; Sport steering wheel; low-back bucket seats, all-vinyl trim; color-keyed carpeting; fold-down rear seat, carpeted cargo area, and more. Plus: brushed aluminum door trim inserts, Cobra II nameplates. Check out the earlier 1977 version of this promotional booklet showing the lower side stripes.