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Old 06-28-2014, 12:47 PM   #1
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1980 Cobra Turbo

I am in the process of buying what appears to be a 1980 Cobra 2.3 Turbo 1 owner car in unmolested condition. How rare is this? What's a good price to pay?

Any comments on this car would be greatly appreciated.

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You don't see many Foxes from that era in good condition, especially the turbo cars.
Price always depends on condition and the collector car market swings up and down, sometimes greatly.
The early turbo cars were plagued with problems that made them not so popular. They had air-cooled turbochargers that needed frequent rebuilding or replacement and the engines were just generally "finicky" and difficult to keep running correctly.
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You don't see many Foxes from that era in good condition, especially the turbo cars.
Price always depends on condition and the collector car market swings up and down, sometimes greatly.
The early turbo cars were plagued with problems that made them not so popular. They had air-cooled turbochargers that needed frequent rebuilding or replacement and the engines were just generally "finicky" and difficult to keep running correctly.
Motor/turbo were rebuilt in the past 10k miles, currently with 95k on the odo. It is a driver in decent condition with original paint, brown, and original plaid interior. Is $5k too much? I can't find anything showing how rare they are. VIN 10F03A258085.

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I don't know, if it's in well cared for, original condition, 5 grand seems like a fair asking price.
I usually start negotitions at about 20% LESS than the asking price.
As far as rarity, you'll have to find the production numbers and then guesstimate how many of those cars still survive after 35 years, and, again, in what condition.

Oh, by the way, if you get the car and decide that you want to put a intercooler on it, I have one for sale...
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