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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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Description

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. The 1997 release of this casting features a black racing stripe tampo with '5.0 MUSTANG' in large text. Comically, the casting lacks the raised centre of the bonnet/hood to accommodate for such an engine size. However, the casting features the grille design from the 'Turbo 79' 5.0 Mustang.

Versions

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

Light

Brown

Gold 5SP 16020

China

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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

Metallic

Silver

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


See Also

Trivia

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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