Ford Celebrates Cobra Jet’s 50th anniversary with 68 new strip-ready Mustangs


In February of 1968, Ford sponsored six 428-cubic-inch Cobra Jet Mustangs at the NHRA Winternationals. They were left in the competent hands of drivers Gasper “Gas” Ronda, Al Joniec, Hubert Platt, Jerry Harvey, and “Dyno” Don Nicholson. When the tire smoke and clutch dust had settled on the five-day event, Ford left with the class win in Super Stock Eliminator, and the legend of the Cobra Jet Mustang was born.

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