Spotting the difference between 95 5.0 gt and 5.0 cobra

Bselliott9613

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So I've had my car since I was 14 (it's coming up on 5 years later) it's a 1995 5.0 anyways before I knew anything about the mechanics of cars I had a guy that worked on my car for me (a few other people too) but they have all told me I have a 5.0 cobra not just the normal 5.0 GT I was curious as to how I could spot the difference between the two and maybe identify what my car really is myself
 
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Essn95

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Vin is the best method as stated. Other cues to look for:
-Cobra stamped valve covers
- Cobra labeled brake booster
-Cobra stamped airbag on the steering wheel
-17 inch alloy wheels
- Cobra marked PBR brakes
- Crab claw rear spoiler with the third brake light in the spoiler! Many clones don’t do this
that’s all I can think of off The top of my head
 

Olivethefet

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VIN will tell you for sure. Lots of visual stuff as mentioned.
Rear bumper cover that says COBRA not Mustang GT
Seats have a cobra on them. These might have been an up charge option.
Floor mats have a cobra on them. These might have been an up charge option.
The hood has those distinctive pits in them that look more like a snake
The front bumper looks different as well.

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Essn95

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VIN will tell you for sure. Lots of visual stuff as mentioned.
Rear bumper cover that says COBRA not Mustang GT
Seats have a cobra on them. These might have been an up charge option.
Floor mats have a cobra on them. These might have been an up charge option.
The hood has those distinctive pits in them that look more like a snake
The front bumper looks different as well.

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actually the 94/95 bumpers are the same as the v6, they only say mustang. Not cobra.
 

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Had a real bad conversation with a guy from smoothline and all of their reviews are also bad. I even looked at the BBB on them and BAD. Its a shame because the market for a hardtop could be very profitable. I wish I had the skills to make one.
 

Essn95

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Had a real bad conversation with a guy from smoothline and all of their reviews are also bad. I even looked at the BBB on them and BAD. Its a shame because the market for a hardtop could be very profitable. I wish I had the skills to make one.
Sure is a shame. Sometimes people will sell their hard tops. I’ve seen a few pop up but few and far between
 

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No one has mentioned the side ground effects/sill has the small vertical piece near the front on '95 and up cars. '94 and below no vertical attachment point.