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Jerry Baker

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89 mustang info
« on: January 03, 2007, 09:31:48 PM »
Ok everyone I know we have a Fox Body pro on here.

My question is this :

I have a member that bought a 89 gt  he ran a car fax on it and when he did it called the car a 1989 GT/Cobra

we know that 89 didnt have a cobra.  So why would the car fax say this

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2007, 01:50:19 PM »
The first SVT Cobra Mustang was produced in 1993 so I don't think the report is right unless Ford sold limited edition GT Cobras. I did find fox body Cobra Mustangs from the 80's on the web but without any information other than this name.

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 06:22:28 PM »
someone has told me that they sold cobras in Canada in the 80s so Im at a lose too.   The guys bought it as a gt and is happy with it.  He just seen that on the car fax and wanted to know why it would say that.   I need to find the book that tells the vin number breakdown and see if it was a Canada car.

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 12:32:32 PM »
You are right Godfather. Ford did sell Mustang Cobras between 1984 and 1992 in Canada only. This was only done so Ford could keep the ownership of the Cobra name but the cars had no equipment changes from the US GT Mustang.
Source: February 07 issue of Modified Mustangs magazine

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008, 09:29:00 AM »
my insurance card says same thing 1991 gt/cobra i was wandering about that myself

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2008, 12:57:43 AM »
my title also say gt/cob on it but its just a gt. like stated above it was for cars north of our border

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Re: 89 mustang info
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2008, 09:20:14 PM »
Here's some info from another site.

http://www.mustanggt.org/canadiangt/canadiangt.htm

1984 – 1992 Mustang Cobra GT’s   

While all 1982-1993 Canadian-export Mustangs did have slight differences from their U.S. counterparts, the biggest source of confusion for most people always seems to be regarding the 1984-1992 Canadian Mustang GT’s due to the addition of the word “Cobra” to their name by Ford of Canada.

First of all, let’s get the proper terminology straight, because this is the key to generating the least amount of confusion about these cars… all 1984–1992 Mustang GT’s sold in Canada were marketed as “Mustang Cobra GT’s” by Ford.  Hopefully by using ”Canadian Mustang Cobra GT” or “Cobra GT” for short, people will not be confused by other “Cobras” produced by Ford including the 1979-1981 Mustangs equipped with the Cobra package and the 1993-up SVT Cobras (more on these models later in the article).

The term “Cobra GT” is found in 1984-1992 Canadian Ford sales brochures and other Ford-produced literature in place of the term “GT” used in U.S. Mustang literature. In addition, the words “Mustang Cobra GT” were also used on the window stickers of all 1984-1992 GT’s sold in Canada.  The term “Cobra GT” was a direct replacement for the word “GT” in Ford of Canada Mustang literature during this time period.  Interestingly, no other Mustang models such as the L, GL, GLX, LX, LX 5.0L Sport or Turbo GT received a different name in Canada.  Canadians report that this “Mustang Cobra GT” terminology is also used when registering and insuring these cars in Canada. Canadian owners have also told us that even though Ford did not call the 1982-1983 and 1993 Mustang GT's "Cobra GT's", this terminology mistakenly shows up for 1982-1983 and 1993 Mustang GT's in insurance databases.

The addition of the “Cobra” name leads many people to believe that these cars have additional performance equipment or special features over a regular  U.S. GT, but that is NOT the case. The bottom line is 1984-1992 Canadian Cobra GT’s are simply the Canadian version of the U.S.-sold 1984–1992 Mustang GT.  The difference is in NAME only; there are NO fundamental differences between the Canadian and U.S. GT models. Performance-wise, the 1984-1992 Canadian Cobra GT’s were absolutely no different than their American GT counterparts (including horsepower figures, available engines, transmissions and suspensions).  This fact has been verified through a number of sources including the comparison of Canadian vs. U.S. Ford sales brochures and individual car’s build sheets and window stickers.


There is more info on the site,Hope this may help.

 

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