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Hemmings Find of the Day: 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

Hemmings Find of the Day: 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings


Upgraded 1993 Ford Mustang Cobra for sale on Hemmings.com. From the seller’s description:

Black, black cloth, no sunroof

Of the 4,993 Fox Cobras produced, 448 Black/black cars were built. Since there is no breakdown of sunroof versus no sunroof, the most accurate anyone can say is this car is 1 of less than 448 cars.

When you are searching for comparable vehicles to compare price, keep in mind this is a Foxbody Cobra, not a Mustang GT or LX 5.0. Being a Cobra, there are not even 12 that are currently on the market so it should be a quick comparison.

For at least the last 12 years, since I’ve owned it and the previous owner, it has always been garaged. The strut towers and torque boxes are solid with no rust.

The hood has been replaced with an OEM take-off, I do not know why; fenders, front bumper, doors, quarters and hatch are original with VIN stickers. There are small dings and scratches that I cannot capture in pictures. There is also a chip in the leading edge of the drivers door that has been touched up.

Save the Salt presses Utah legislature for key funding for Bonneville restoration program – Daniel Strohl @Hemmings

In federal and even state budgets, $1 million isn’t really that much — maybe enough to pave a couple miles of road — but when a state needs to cut as much as $2 billion from its budget, every dollar becomes imperiled, which is why representatives from the Save the Salt Coalition have started to urge Utah lawmakers to keep in the state’s budget the $1 million they previously set aside for a program designed to restore the Bonneville Salt Flats with more than 1 million tons of reclaimed salt per year.
“We’re optimistic (the funds) will stay there,” said Stu Gosswein, the senior director of federal government affairs for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. “We just wanted to take the opportunity to reinforce that we have this Restore Bonneville program.”
The program, estimated to cost $50 million over 10 years, will essentially pick up where a previous five-year pilot salt replenishment program left off when it ended in 2002. According to a fact sheet about the Restore Bonneville program that Gosswein shared, the pilot program transferred an average of 1.2 million tons of salt to the racing surface of the Bonneville Salt Flats per year via a brine solution, leading to a thicker salt crust and “improved” brine aquifer beneath the crust.
Intrepid Potash, the nearby mining company with a Bureau of Land Management lease to mine the salt flats, continued that pilot program voluntarily from 2005 to 2012, returning about 380,000 tons of salt per year. The BLM then mandated Intrepid to continue replenishment in 2012, after which the company started to return almost 600,000 tons of salt per year

Should You Buy A Flood Damaged Car?


With all the recent climate issues across the US the subject of flood damaged cars has again come to the fore.

These cars will of course include a good percentage of classic cars damaged in this way.

Are these cars a good buy?

The Hemmings Classic Car Radio Podcast Episode 154 has a good discussion regarding the pros and cons of a purchase

Another good point of reference is the article that can be found here on How Stuff Works

Conversely if you want to avoid a car damaged in this way take a read of the article How to avoid a ‘Hurricane Car’ also on How Stuff Works

My thoughts on it are if you are very brave and can get a fresh water car that’s no newer than the early seventies at a good price then have at it!

Anything newer will be most likely be plagued by all manner of electrical issues amongst other things.

If however you are willing to accept the challenge you can get a bargain such as the Camaro pictured above which is up for auction here at Hemmings


The First Camaro – “The 6-Cylinder Detroit Convention Unveil Car” VIN N100001


If you read my last post about the Norwood assembly plant this will also interest you.

The First Camaro

This is the story of the first pilot prototype Camaro built at Norwood, even before it was actually named “Camaro” read about the restoration and history of the car here

Also here is a link to a recent episode of Hemming’s Classic Car Radio where you can hear from the owners of the car and Philip Borris the author of the “Echo’s of Norwood” book

Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987


Echo’s of Norwood – A Book that goes inside the GM Norwood Assembly Plant Between 1923 – 1987

Web site is here and there was also a feature on Hemming’s Motor News Radio here

Echo’s of Norwood

The book that goes inside a General Motors Corporation automotive assembly plant-all the way to the factory floor. Here is the story of Norwood Assembly- from the first car produced in 1923 to the 8 millionth-and the last car off the line in 1987

From the “B” body to the “F” car in never before revealed photographs, production data, and personal recollections, all providing a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the automotive industry during the halcyon era of domestic automotive production