Note: For the Race Car, see Mustang Cobra.

'79 Ford Mustang Turbo Cobra
Debut Series 1996 FAO Schwarz Series III Set
Produced 1996 - 1997
Designer  ?
Number 95540
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A former Corgi casting that made a very short run as a Hot Wheels Vehicle before being retired. The Casting features a trailer hitch and opening rear hatch. This is known as the "Ford Mustang Turbo Cobra 79". During it's time as a Corgi casting, which started in 1981,this casting was called "Ford Mustang Cobra" same as the Hot Wheels version.

In 1979, the 'Turbo' variation of the Cobra Mustang was equipped with a 2.3 Litre Overhead Cam (OHC) engine and was introduced in October 1978 and the 'Turbo' variant was not offered across the border in Canada, unlike with most US-market cars where traditionally and due to the the US and Canada sharing a border, there is little variation between models sold in Canada or the US. The acceleration from 0-60 Miles per hour (100 Kilometers per hour) was 9.8 seconds when new. The real 'Turbo 79' version of the mustang was equipped with a 5.0 Litre engine, which would entail a slight raising of the centre of the bonnet/hood to accommodate for this, which the Corgi and later Hot wheels versions lack. Ironically this Casting was made with the grille from the 'Turbo 79' variant.

Hot wheels has made 3 other versions of the Third Generation Ford Mustang:


This Hot Wheels vehicle has come out in the following 1/64 scale versions:

Col # Year Series Color Tampo Base Color / Type Window Color Interior Color Wheel Type Toy # Country Notes / Variations Photo
16020 1996 1996 FAO Schwarz Series III Set. Black Yellow HW logo on front windshield Black / Plastic Clear



Gold 5SP 16020


Hot wheels ford mustang cobra black corgi
623 1997 1997 Hot Wheels Metallic Pink Black Hood, "5.0 Mustang" Yellow stripe at bottom Black / Plastic Clear Black LW 95540 China MustangCobraCorgi PinkLW
623 1997 1997 Hot Wheels Metallic Pink Black Hood, "5.0 Mustang" Yellow stripe at bottom Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP 95540 China Image Not Available
1997 1997 1997 BackPack 5-Pk



Red HW logo on front windshield Black / Plastic Clear Black 5SP 1997 China Mustang Cobra corgi

See Also


Carlos 493

The 1997 Ford Dealership Playset shows a plain white Mustang Cobra with Corgi wheels - most likely a pre-production car.


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