Chassis Number: FR500CJ047 (Sold on Bill of Sale)
Decoded: FR=Flat Rock Assembly; 500=Special Mustang; CJ=Cobra Jet; 047=47th Unit scheduled for assembly
Engine: 5.4 Liter OHV V8
Whipple Supercharger / 900 bhp
6-Speed Manual Transmission
Power Assisted Four Wheel Hydraulic Disk Brakes
● One of Just 50 Produced
● Featured on TV Show Pink's
● Just 26 Miles From New
The Model: In the late 1960's one of the most feared and awesome machines Ford produced were the Cobra-Jets, first seeing competition in NHRA competition. Back in 1968, 50 special lightweight Cobra-Jet Mustangs were produced. To commemorate that fete, in 2008 Ford produced a limited run of 50 modern Cobra-Jet Mustangs as part of their FR500 program, all configured for NHRA competition. There were complete turn-key factory built race cars, fitted with a Ford 9" rear end, anti-roll bars, special rear control arms, adjustable dampers, cold air intake and large throttle body with exhaust ported through long-tube stainless steel headers. All one needed to do was add a number and a name and take it racing. When these cars were announced, Ford received several hundred inquiries, but with just 50 produced, those who got a genuine FR500 CJ were indeed very lucky.
The Car: Orders far exceeded the planned 50 units, and despite the response, Ford kept their word about limited production. #47 of 50 was acquired new by the Rick Baker Collection. Wearing only graphics for Baker's Racing Team and Ford Cobra-Jet logos, it's powered by that ultra high-performance Whipple blower back up by the standard 6-speed transmission. It is riding on the factory installed drag-racing approved wheels and original tires. Capable of under 10-second runs on the quarter mile, this Mustang has strutted its stuff on just occasions, both involving the taping of the TV show "Pinks". As a result of this light usage, this FR500 CJ is about as close to pristine as can be showing right at 26 miles on the clock. Don't look for a radio, power windows, fancy sound system or air-conditioning, those are not available and who needs the with a power pony like this Mustang.