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Coil99
04-11-2002, 10:45 AM
1994 Cobra, rio red w/ black cloth interior, completely stock, 66,xxx miles, no paint/bodywork has ever been done to the car, runs perfectly, $10,000.00

It has the usual options (Mach 460, keyless entry, power seat, defroster, etc.). The only option it doesn't have is leather - which makes it 1 of 333 w/ the red/black cloth combo.

Speaking of the cloth, the interior is in great condition. There are no rips and no stains. It still has the original Cobra mats, but there is a heal mark worn through the drivers mat, but not the rug itself.

The paint is in overall good condition. I think it could benefit from being buffed and waxed - it looks good now, but that would really make it shine. (I've made tentative arrangements with the professional detailer I use, but I've been covered up, so it is hard to get it scheduled.) It has a few scratches close to the fog lights. It also has three or four small paint chips (one of which is a small ding) from careless people parking next to it. Those were picked up when the previous owner owned it; I always park far enough away so that no one can hit it. I've made the paint sound worse than it is; but I'd rather everything is known up front. The car has been involved in no accidents and no paint or bodywork has been done to it.

The CD player has been acting up lately, but everything else works just fine (the a/c blows cold, power windows work, power seat works, trunk release works, etc.).

Before I bought the car, I took it to a respected mechanic at a local Ford Dealership. I paid for an hour of his time to go over the car thoroughly. He gave it a "clean bill of health." He was surprised at how clean it was and that it hadn't been modified at all - not even a K&N. (As a side note, when he put it up on the lift, I was very surprised at how good it looked underneath - I expected to see a good amount of grime, but it was exceptionally clean.)

The reason I call it "Granny's Cobra" is because I bought the car from its original owner; a 56yr old grandmother. She bought it new for her 50th birthday and drove it up until she sold it to me. She actually lives close to me and we park in the same parking garage in Downtown Knoxville, so I've watched the car for years. (She really is a nice lady, too.)

The only reason I am selling is because it looks like I will be buying a friend's car - otherwise, I'm very happy with it. It is my daily driver and I've found it to be very reliable. I haven't had one problem with it - <knock on wood>.

In short (if it is still possible to make it short after typing all of this), I think it is exactly what you would expect to see from a 94 Cobra that has been maintained, not abused and used as a daily driver.

The car is located in Knoxville, TN.

Please e-mail me at don_far@hotmail.com if interested.

Thanks for the long read.

Coil99
04-23-2002, 01:54 PM
Here's a picture. :bounce:

STU
04-23-2002, 09:56 PM
How can you part with a work of art like this?:eek: :eek: :eek: :confused: :confused: :confused: :( :( :(

cobrabitn
04-26-2002, 11:02 AM
I don't know how he can do it either Dave. He could have been a member of the RRCC? ;)

Coil99
04-28-2002, 08:03 PM
Originally posted by STU
How can you part with a work of art like this?

Thanks for the kind words!

I will be sorry to see it go...

...but it will be a little easier to take since I'll be buying a friends 95 Cobra.

Coil99
04-28-2002, 08:08 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
He could have been a member of the RRCC?

I still can; I still own it! You can revoke my membership when it sells. ;)

Didn't you buy your 94 fairly recently? I'm sort of following in your footsteps: my last Cobra was a 99 and my present one is a 94. My 99 was white, though.

BTW, both of you have great looking 94's.

STU
04-28-2002, 08:42 PM
Originally posted by Coil99


I still can; I still own it! You can revoke my membership when it sells. ;)

Didn't you buy your 94 fairly recently? I'm sort of following in your footsteps: my last Cobra was a 99 and my present one is a 94. My 99 was white, though.

BTW, both of you have great looking 94's.

Thanks Coil, What color is the 95? Why the 1 year difference trade? Is it low Miles?

cobrabitn
04-28-2002, 10:00 PM
Thanks Coil99,

Do you still have your 99 or did you get rid of it? I bought my 94 in addition to my 99 because I wanted to use it as a daily driver. I really wanted a 94 Cobra convertible but the prices are still way up on them. :(

Coil99
04-30-2002, 12:50 PM
Originally posted by STU
What color is the 95? Why the 1 year difference trade? Is it low Miles?

The 95 is white w/ black leather. It has 30,000mi on it.

No good reason for the switch other than "timing." Both the 94 and 95 are local and I have been interested in both for many years.

The original owner of the 94 lives close to were we used to live and she parks in the same work parking garage as I do in Downtown Knoxville. So, I saw the car pretty much every day. I let her know that I would like to buy it if she ever sold it. I didn't think she ever would sell.

A friend is the original owner of the 95 and we've talked for years about me buying it. I didn't think he would sell.

Well, after all these years, what is the likelyhood of them both selling (about) 7mths apart?! It would have been nice if there was more time in between the sales, but what can you do? They are both very nice cars and I'm lucky to be able to enjoy them - however long that may be.

Coil99
04-30-2002, 01:00 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
...still have your 99...
...my 94 in addition to my 99...
...wanted a 94 Cobra convertible...

No, I sold my 99...and I do miss it. I really enjoyed that car. Long story short (let's see if I can do that for once ;) ), I sold it because we were living in an apartment at the time and it was too tough to keep it safe. It was absolutely mint and I didn't want anything to happen to it.

That's good living for you - have the 94 for daily driving and the 99 too! I'd like to keep both the 94 and the 95, but w/ the new house and stuff, one must go.

Yes, I do see some high prices on 94 Cobra converts...95's aren't too cheap, either. A guy who works in the same building as me (and parks below the building in the garage) has a 94 convert. He only drives it now and again and it is in great shape...not for sale, though.

cobrabitn
04-30-2002, 02:24 PM
I know you aren't a member of the SCMC but you are welcome to come to our Gatlinburg event and meet many of us in the Fall. I hope I can take the 94 with me....:rolleyes:

Coil99
05-01-2002, 09:02 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
I hope I can take the 94 with me

Which 94?

Do you mean drive yours from SC?

Or do you mean the 94 vert in the building I work in? (I don't think he's selling, but if you are really serious, I'd be happy to pass the word along that you are interested. I'm afraid he's going to want top dollar, but I could be wrong.)

Or do you mean my 94? If you do, you don't have to wait until Fall to take it off my hands!! ;)

cobrabitn
05-02-2002, 07:19 PM
No I meant my 94 Coupe. :rolleyes: The Internet can be so confusing sometimes. ;)

Coil99
05-07-2002, 01:10 PM
Originally posted by Coil99
I'll be buying a friends 95 Cobra

Well, here's the latest on my 94 Cobra.

It has some dings from a hail storm that came through last week. The damage is very minor and is difficult to see. There are roughly two dings on the trunk and about six on the roof - but they can only be seen from the right angle. I am lucky the damage wasn't worse - some of my friends weren't as lucky.

I am selling the car as is. I am not going to have the car fixed for a few reasons. First, I purchased my friend's 95 Cobra and I want to get to driving that one. Second, I have a $500 deductible and am not sure it would cover the damage. Lastly, the damage is not bad enough to get it fixed; if it was bad, I would get it fixed. In fact, I would be surprised if the next owner did get it fixed.

I've knocked $1,000 off my original asking price - the only thing that has changed are a few small dings. This is a opportunity to get a mechanically sound car that still looks great at a low price.

cobrabitn
05-07-2002, 01:57 PM
Coil99,

I may have someone interested in it. He is moving right now and he changed the phone number. He will contact me soon to renew his membership so I will tell him then about it. I'll give him your e-mail address or you can send me your phone number and I can give him that. Just send it to mrmach@cetlink.net and when I see him I will tell him about it. he wants to lose his 93 Cobra and get a 94/95 Coupe. Thanks!

Coil99
05-08-2002, 01:53 PM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
you can send me your phone number

Thanks for the info - I'll send you an email!

BTW, we were down your neck of the woods over the weekend. My fiancee's has relatives in Columbia and we took a drive down.

Coil99
05-24-2002, 11:45 AM
Originally posted by cobrabitn
aren't a member of the SCMC but you are welcome to come to our Gatlinburg event

Thanks! We live in the next county over from Gatlinburg and always enjoy going there. Plus, I'd like to meet you'ns. Also, when we get caught up w/ the move/marriage/etc., I'll look into joining up.

Coil99
05-24-2002, 11:50 AM
Well, it's official...I can no longer be a member of RRCC...unless I buy a can of rio red spray paint.

My rio red 94 Cobra is gone.

It is at a shipping facility and on its way to Texas...the same place my 99 Cobra ended up. (In fact, the buyer of the 94 is living in HA now and on his way to live in TX...the same setup as when I sold my 99.) The buyer is a nice guy and I hope he enjoys the car. I've told him about this board and hope he visits.

Thanks to all who asked about my Cobra. I've done my best to send messages to everyone who emailed me to let them know.

I'll miss the 94, but am looking forward to driving the 95.

cobrabitn
05-24-2002, 01:44 PM
Sorry you had to sell it but good luck with the 95 snake. ;)

tnturbo
05-26-2002, 04:00 PM
Glad to hear you sold the car Don. Do you have the 95 yet? You and your fiancee would probably enjoy going to the Gatlinburg event in October, Camie and I will be going if you guys want to follow us up. I think one or two of the local guys will probably go as well. You should consider joining the SCMC, doesn't cost much, and everybody I have met has been really nice. Good luck with the 95. If it is white, I think I may have seen you on Kingston Pike the other day.