Used 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra

1997 Highlights

After last year's significant underhood upgrade, the SVT folks saw no reason to make changes to the Cobra for this year.


  • Looks great, handles well, very comfortable for a sports car.


  • Still gets its butt whipped by the 5.7-liter Camaro and Firebird twins.

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Features & Specs

2dr Convertible
Transmission5-speed manual
Horsepower305 hp @ 5800 rpm


NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating

    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating

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  • Side Barrier Rating

    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings

    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover

    RolloverNot Rated
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated

IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

Top Consumer Reviews

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Bryan's Cobra
Great car. Lots of power and though it does have a loose rear end, it is fast and fun to drive, and has the looks inside and out.
Still Perfect After All These Years
I bought my Cobra convertible new and, outside of a fresh paint job, the only expenditures beyond scheduled maintenance have been tires, battery, and spark plug wires. It looks great, sounds great, rides great, makes me feel great. My best all-time automotive investment in which I plan to be buried (close by, at least).
Second time is even better.
In 1997 I bought a new Cobra coupe, for some insane reason I sold it. Ten years later I came to my senses and bought a 97 Cobra convertable. I blew 10 years of driving fun. I regret that I ever sold my coupe, except for the fact that now I have found another beautiful rio red convertable that just makes my day when I drive her. I used to rave about the 97 Cobra as the prettiest and baddest car on the road, now, again I know that I was right.
Used 1997 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Overview

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