Donated 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II

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The Mustang II was produced from 1974 to 1978 and was one of the best selling Mustangs built. This blue and white 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II is being sold at no reserve here on eBay. The Mustang is located in Orange, California and appears to be in unrestored condition. The current bidding has reached $5,550 with two days remaining in the auction. The car is being sold by a company called JDC that auctions cars for charities and a buyer’s fee of approximately $300 is charged to the winning bidder.

The black interior indicates that the car does need some work. The black cloth and vinyl seats are torn or at a minimum worn through. The carpet looks to be toast but the interior does not seem to be sun baked. The odometer indicates mileage of 76,478 miles which the donor states is accurate. The Mustang II could be configured to be a commuter car or a race car (by mid 1970’s standards). In the year prior to this car’s production, Ford brought back the 302 cubic inch V8 engine to the Mustang platform and almost 200,000 units of the Mustang II were sold. The V8 Mustang could only manage a 0-60 time of 10 seconds according the published magazine tests.

The Mustang II is equipped with a 2.8 liter V6 engine and floor shifted automatic transmission. The Cobra II appearance package was new in 1976 and included a blacked out grille, fake hood scoop, spoilers, side window louvers, racing stripes and Cobra II decals. The Cobra II package could be ordered with any engine. Ford offered the economical 2.3 liter inline 4 cylinder engine that comprised 140 cubic inches, the 2.8 liter V6 that had 171 cubic engines and the aforementioned 5.0 liter V8 that was 302 cubic inches.

The body looks good from a distance but is said to have scratches and dings. Some extra parts, including the window louvers, are included with the sale. The blue decals appear to be damaged or flaking off, especially on the trunk. The Mustang II is said to run and drive but needs maintenance including carburetor work and new engine mounts. This would be an easy project to fix up and enjoy, if the Mustang II is your cup of tea.

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  1. Jcs

    Am I the only one that still has my rolled up Farrah Fawcett and Cheryl Ladd posters with each of these lovelies posing seductively with this car?

    Must replace the window louvers, it looks naked without them.

    Get your collective minds out of the gutter.

    Like 15
    • unclemymyMember

      I’m sure I had all of those posters, but I don’t ever remember seeing the car in any of them…

      Ditto on the louvers, though – it would be like leaving off the red bathing suit.

      Like 6
    • HoA Howard AMember

      Whoop, whoop, she sure was hot, poor thing, died a miserable death, cervical cancer, I think. I always wondered if the Mustang ll would have had near the success without that show.

      Like 1
      • jokacz

        Anal cancer

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  2. Superdessucke

    Put in a 2.7 EcoBoost V-6 from the 2018-21 Ford F-150 and Bronco. 325 horsepower and 400 lbs/ft of torque. You could also bolt in the 10-speed auto.

    That would keep the “spirit” of the car intact – same # of cylinders and virtually the same displacement as original – but it would update the car’s performance and fuel economy to modern standards.

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  3. HoA Howard AMember

    I had a friend in the early 80’s, and his gf had a car just like this, no she wasn’t FF, but it was a sharp car. My ex-wife had a V8 Monza at the same time, I remember, in a drag race, they were dead even. It had all the same bad characteristics of the Monza. Heavy front, handled poorly, so-so brakes, hard to work on, but power to pass, it had! I remember when Mustang buffs were horrified when the ll’s came out, and neglected it as a “real” Mustang for years. Said it before, if it wasn’t for the Mustang ll, we may have lost Mustang for ever, or at least until now, where car makers have nothing new, so in a last ditch effort to bolster sagging sales, revitalize an old car name, and the crazy part, it works. Cool find.

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  4. merrick youman

    I bought one new in 1976- black with gold stripes. As I think back, the only 3 cars available in 1976 with a V8 and 4-speed were this, a Camaro and a Vette. I could be wrong but that’s what I recall. It was tight inside, just like the Pinto it was derived from. My buddy and I once drove 36 hours straight through from Banff to Chicago…with no radio, no cell phone – no cruise control and a car that smelled like a campfire. It was a great time in my life and I have fond memories of that car.

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    • karl

      Pretty sure the Trans Am could be had with a 4 spd too.

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  5. Bob C.

    I was expecting to see a smog choked 302 under the hood. Oh well, it’s still a better choice than the four.

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  6. Mark

    Everytime I see one of these I think of the original “Sudden Death”.

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  7. PRA4SNW

    A Cobra with a V6 – sounds like sacrilege.

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  8. Phlathead Phil

    Looks like a morphed Pinto.

    Back in the day, I can recall talking to a salesman at the local dealership.

    I asked him WHY Ford pulled a stunt like this???

    I recall him saying: “Listen here sonny, Ford will NEVER produce a Mustang like that again.”

    Well, you know the story…the Phoenix of ghastly horsepower rose phrom the dead and incarnated itself into GT-500!!

    Seems there’s a phool on every hill.

    Like 0

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