John Maguire's 1979 Ford Mustang Cobra
The late-1960s was the golden age of the muscle car from Detroit, and the Mustang was one of its brightest stars. At that time, anything branded with the “Cobra” designation went hand in hand with big cubes and horsepower, but by the mid-1970s, the best that Ford could do to keep the name alive was to slap it on the fangless Mustang II King Cobra. With the introduction of the Fox-body platform in 1979, the neutered Cobra name continued as little more than a trim package that was available with either a turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder, or a 5.0L V-8.
Over the years, John Maguire has managed to take all the best attributes of the Fox-body platform and elevate the lowly 1979 Cobra.