1997 Ford Mustang

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Mileage115,400 Miles
Engine8-cyl. 281cid/305hp SFI
Body Style2dr Coupe
Exterior ColorRio Red
Interior ColorSaddle

The 1997 Mustang Cobra was the 2nd year of the new DOHC modular motor. This is 1 of 811 produced in 1997 with this color/interior combination.

I've owned, cared for, and enjoyed it for almost 15 years. It is a lot of fun, and has most meaningful parts updated or replaced in recent years/mileage. So it should be reliable for years to come.

The engine was completely rebuilt 6k miles ago after I had a spun rod bearing. Hoses, belts, internals, timing chain, water pump, radiator, clutch, flywheel, and more was replaced at that time. This includes BBK ceramic long tube headers and off road H pipe. Welded in, custom subframe connectors were done at the same time. Since then, new Optima Red Top battery, Bilstein HD6 shocks, wheels and tires have been installed.

I have the original wheels, exhaust manifolds, air intake, and more that will go with the sale. There are also Steeda rear upper & lower control arms, as well as many Prothane bushings that I never installed, that will come with it.

Paint and exterior

The paint is in decent condition, considering the age and mileage. However there are many chips and blemishes. There was a gouge on the hood that I caused with my garage door, I repaired it. There is a spider web crack to the paint on the right rear.

Upholstery and interior

The interior is in decent shape, considering the age and mileage. The leather wrapped steering wheel was beat from the sun when I bought it, and still is. The driver's seat could use new leather and cushion, but is still comfortable.


Original Engine: Yes

Engine was completely rebuilt by Paul's Automotive Engineering in Cincinnati OH in 2017 at 109,000 miles. Including new internals capable of being supercharged to over 700hp. New water pump, radiator, timing belt, IMRC delete, and more. SCT iTSX tune


I bought it in 2008 with 50,000 miles on it. It was my daily driver for 7 years. Then the engine was rebuilt in 2017 at 109,000 miles. I have driven it about 1,000 miles a year since then.

Wheels and tires

Brand new SVE Series 2 18" staggered wheels with Sumitomo HTR Z5 tires. Less than 200 miles on the set. You will get the original 17" wheels as well.


Original calipers(the right front was replaced before I owned it, doesn't have COBRA on it). Rotors and brake pads are upgraded to PowerStop X26 Extreme pads and drilled and slotted rotors. They have approx. 7k miles on them. Stainless braided hoses,


The original 5 speed transmission. 6,000 miles on a Ford aluminum flywheel and Centerforce dual friction clutch, clutch cable, and Steeda adjustable clutch cable kit.




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