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2003 Torch Red Cobra 2.9 Whipple (14,619 Miles) Connecticut

Discussion in 'Terminators Buy/Sell' started by CobraLov3r, Aug 1, 2017.

  1. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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    SOLD!!

    Well, this is definitely difficult to do, but my cobra is up for sale.

    December 2013 I saw this car up for sale on SVTP and subsequently it arrived in my driveway before the year ended. I purchased my cobra from Jerry Pounds of Georgia when the car at the time had 5300 miles on the odometer. I am currently the 4th owner of this vehicle. It's life started in Florida then traveled to Arizona to the second owner, Georgia for the 3rd, and CT where it is with me. There are no reported accidents on this vehicle, and during my possession there were none.

    Vehicle: 2003 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra (#1462) Manufactured on 07/23/2002
    Color: Torch Red
    Mileage: 14,619.2 as of today (Will go up as I enjoy it on the weekends)
    Interior: Parchment Seats
    Located: Wethersfield, Connecticut
    Power: 640RWHP/538TQ (19.2* Boost) tuned at Performance Dyno (New Hampshire) by Pete


    Current vehicle modifications:

    Engine:
    • 2.9 Whipple
    • 3.5" Upper Pulley/ Stock Lower
    • JLT High Boost CAI
    • Single Blade Polished Accufab Throttle Body
    • Afco Competition Heat Exchanger
    • SCT 3000 Handheld Tuner
    • Billetflow Idler Pulleys
    • Mafia Mass Air Extender
    • Upgraded Justin Wheeler 200AMP Alternator (Installed May 2017)
    • Ford Racing Coil Covers
    • Ice Cold A/C and Hot Heat

    Exhaust:
    • 1 3/4" Kooks Longtubes
    • Kooks Catted X-Pipe
    • Bassani Catback
    • Bassani 4" Slash Cut Tips
    Fuel:
    • 60# Injectors
    • Fore Innovations Level 1 Return Fuel System (Dual Walbro GSS342 Pumps)
    • FC2 Controller w/ 6 Gauge Wiring
    • Teflon -8 (PTFE w/ Stainless Braid) Lines
    • Fuel Pressure Gauge
    Drivetrain:
    • Factory T-56 Tremec 6 Speed
    • Brass Fork Inserts
    • Billet 1-2 Keys
    • Billet 3-4 Keys
    • 26 Spline D&D Performance Input Shaft
    • McLeoud Twin Disc Clutch
    • Aluminum Flywheel
    • 3.73 Gears
    • 31 Spline Detroit Tru Trac
    • Billet Main Caps
    • Ford Racing Milled Diff. Cover
    • Aluminum Flywheel
    • MGW Short Throw Shifter with cobra shift knob
    Suspension/Chassis:
    • IRS Brace
    • Full Length Welded Subframe Connectors
    • Full Tilt Boogie Racing Complete IRS Bushing Kit
    • UPR Camber Plates
    • Eibach Pro Kit Springs
    Wheels/Tires:
    • 18x8.5 BBS RK Plasmas with Toyo R888R's (245/40/18)
    • 18x10 BBS RK Plasmas with Toyo R888's (305/35/18)
    • Currently to date: 854 Miles on tires and wheels.
    • I also have the OEM 17" Chrome Wheels which is also an option if a price cannot be settled with the BBS RK's. The 17" wheels are all original from the factory in 2003 when they offered the buyback program to get owners onto a set of chrome wheels.

    Miscellaneous After Martket Parts:
    • Fore Hood Vents
    • Recon White LED Reverse Lights
    • Black Outlined "COBRA" inserts
    • LED fog lights/stock headlamps
    • Dual Aeroforce Gauges
    • Original Window Sticker
    • Second Key
    • Rare Discontinued SVT License Plate Frame
    • SVT VIN Certificate
    The bad about the car:
    • Check Engine Light on SOLEY due to 02 sensor codes which just have not been tuned out.
    • Small driver side exhaust leak
    • 3rd brake light cracked
    • Driver side defroster vent blew out after a 2-3 pull at the track - picture below

    Let me first say, this car has been nothing but a thrill ride. Every single time I drive it, I grin from ear to ear, as will you. It has been my pride and joy for the last 3.5 years. I'll first start off talking about the paint which I can safely rate at 9/10. It has minor rock chips on the usual places such as roof, fender, front bumper which are barely noticeable. It was recently properly paint corrected and ceramic coated (CSL/EXO) last month, which should last 3-5 years of full protection on the vehicle depending on what environment it is in. The exterior is like absolute glass as you can see in the pictures provided. Many, many people compliment me on how well I take care of the car, inside and out, as I'm sure my local CT SVTP members can vouch for the cleanliness of it.

    The interior is easily a 9/10. The driver seat bolsters have barely any crease marks as I am always cautious and aware of how I enter and exit the vehicle. Not to mention, the rare parchment seats in this vehicle are absolutely pristine. This torch red coupe came equipped with the parchment seats back in 2003, only of which 59 were manufactured with the color/interior combination. I can safely say two people have sat in the rear seats one particular time. As far as the passenger seat, occasional passengers ride in it and their clothes are ALWAYS checked prior to sitting in my car.

    The engine has never been opened or caused me any issues. Since ownership, it has not made any noises from the engine that have made me think twice, wow maybe I should get that looked at, including the infamous head tick these cars go through.

    I cannot lie and say this car was absolutely babied or never seen 6k RPMs, because that would be wrong, it has. I have done highway pulls, and I went to Lebanon Valley Drag Strip twice, where it saw maybe a total of 10 passes. My second visit to the strip, I blew the rear end, snapped a half shaft and twisted my 26 spline input shaft. Since that, all was properly and professionally repaired by Janetty's in Waterbury, CT and Basal's Transmission in Glastonbury, CT. I have the receipts for all of these repairs. The car has the typical IRS Clunk when accelerating from a dead stop and whine due to the solid bushings installed to eliminate "wheel hop". As far as shifting goes, there are zero issues casually driving or under power.

    The car currently sits on a set of OEM BBS Staggered (18x8.5/18x10) set of RK Plasma's. If you're not entirely sure of what these are, try to find another set w/ new tires and freshly coated wheels for less than 3 grand. The wheels were recoated and sent out from Elite Rim Repair in Plainview, NY to Winona PVD Coating where they were given a fresh "Bright Chrome" PVD finish. If a price cannot be settled with the BBS wheels, I have the OEM factory 17" Chrome Wheels which are not pitted and are in great shape.

    Further, I have a massive black binder full of paperwork/dyno sheet/receipts from the previous 3 owners, and paperwork that I have collected since ownership. Paperwork includes original pictures when the car was purchased, time capsule SVT handouts and brochures when the vehicle was purchased. This binder will go with the buyer of the vehicle.

    To conclude, I recently have my eye on another vehicle and this will have to go. I do NOT have to sell this car for any specific time frame. If you're not keen on the price, please continue on. Just remember, not only would you be getting into a flawless 14k mile cobra, it is a TURN KEY 640RWHP monster that is ready to go to the grocery store, the highway, or the strip, whatever you choose! Modifications alone in this vehicle easily reach $20,000 with parts and labor.

    Title in hand!

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  2. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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  3. SVTCam

    SVTCam Active Member Established Member

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    The best set of wheels to ever see a cobra IMO. GLWS wish I had that cash!
     
  4. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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  5. R.D.P.

    R.D.P. Extra Sprinkles Established Member

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    Very surprised to see you selling. Car is definitely one of the nicest out there. GLWS.
     
  6. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    You have a gorgeous Cobra, Justin. I wish I was in the market for another Terminator because I'd really be interested in yours. Nice low miles and great mods. I wish you the best with a sale.
     
  7. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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    Thanks a lot bob. I've put a lot of time into this post and car, nice to see someone appreciate it for what it is.
     
  8. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 I Have LL’s Hammer Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Pictures need to show in the thread please. Just upload them direct or use a different hosting site, thanks.
     
  9. cpsmith10

    cpsmith10 Member Established Member

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    Nicely written for sale ad.

    Very detailed and organized.

    Good luck, that looks like a great buy.

    Colin P. Smith
     
  10. tones_RS3

    tones_RS3 I like members members. Premium Member Established Member

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    Beautiful car with low mileage. Very nice.
    GLWS
     
  11. Blueline

    Blueline Active Member Established Member

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    Man I remember when you picked this up! GL with your sale, very nice car...
     
  12. Ryan2KRedL

    Ryan2KRedL SVT Enthusiast Established Member

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    Good lookin' Cobra!
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  13. CobraBob

    CobraBob Authorized Vendor Premium Member Established Member Single Barrel Sirs

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    Justin, just click on each of the 9 photo links above, and when the photo opens just do a copy/paste here. I'd do it, but I'd be circumventing what the seller should be doing (to keep the thread/post clean). I'll post one, though.

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  14. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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    Well, after another hour I finally figured it out. Bob, unfortunately that was still not working for me. I just uploaded thumbnails, I believe the post now finally passes the market rules. Thank you again Bob
     
  15. aarons04cobra

    aarons04cobra Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Free bump. I have met Justin and seen this car in person. This is a very nice VERY clean car. This WILL NOT disappoint anyone who travels to see it.

    GLWS Justin.
     
  16. MTBSully

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    Bump for a beautiful car and a handsome owner ;)
     
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  17. CobraLov3r

    CobraLov3r Member Established Member

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    Thank you! The wheels definitely are hard to find!

    Yeah, well I think it's time to move on from it and get into something different.

    Thanks Colin! I spent a good hour on the ad!

    Thank you.

    Thanks alot! Seems just like yesterday.

    Thanks Ryan!

    Thanks Chris. Time for old man stuff real soon!
     
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    bump
     
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