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Firme
03-20-2005, 02:10 PM
Please post your 1994 Cobra Pace Car info to be listed in the Registry.

Updated 1994 Indianapolis Pace Car List:

#22 Tony Sorrentino, Rock Hill SC, Convertible
#73 Phil Saglimbene, New York, NY, Convertible
#75 David Courtad, Crossville TN, Convertible
#168 Wayne McCutchen, Greer, SC, Convertible
#194 John Coleman, Simsbury CT, Convertible
#360 Tom Merkle, Allentown PA, Convertible
#475 Sherman Peet, Fayetteville, NC, Convertible
#591 Darrell McBryde, Humble TX, Convertible
#651 Lee Schoo, Oklahoma City OK, Convertible
#790 Eric Underwood, Houston, TX, Convertible
#792 Roger Fellers, Granbury, TX, Convertible
#864 Steve Murray, Tampa, FL, Convertible
#936 Jim O'Reilly, Newbury OH, Convertible
#939 Sherri Leicht, Spring, TX, Convertible
#940 Rick Hamilton, Ashland OH, Convertible

cobrabitn
03-20-2005, 08:35 PM
Updated 1994 Indianapolis Pace Car List:

22. Tony Sorrentino, Rock Hill SC, Convertible, 13K miles

frogbit
03-22-2005, 07:45 PM
John Coleman, Simsbury Ct. 68k original miles

msmap
03-27-2005, 03:10 PM
790

sold to:

Eric Underwood, Houston, TX
Built 4/10/94
4th owner, car has always been in Texas, 62k miles

cobrapace94
03-28-2005, 10:24 AM
Darrell McB, Humble, TX
#591 Born 4/5/94
126K miles, 2nd owner & lots of mods.

VoodooChild
03-29-2005, 12:09 AM
#75

David Courtad

Crossville, Tennessee

frogbit
03-29-2005, 09:18 PM
Please post your 1994 Cobra Pace Car info to be listed in the Registry.

Updated 1994 Indianapolis Pace Car List:

#22 Tony Sorrentino, Rock Hill SC, Convertible
#75 David Courtad, Crossville TN, Convertible
#194 John Coleman, Simsbury CT, Convertible
#591 Darrell McBryde, Humble TX, Convertible
#790 Sherri Leicht, Spring, TX, Convertible
What a nice bunch of owners:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Now if we can find the other 995....hmmmm:rolleyes: When are we going to have a poker run or something like that??

frogbit
03-29-2005, 10:55 PM
Just found #491. It's for sale on e-bay. 9k miles. Salt Lake City Utah. Yours for only $24,347.00....Nice to see the values going up!!:thumbsup: :thumbsup:

65shelby
03-31-2005, 06:16 PM
Mark Young - Weddington, NC
#475 with 78k miles
Slightly modified and still like new.........

SCMC #642

Philcsag1
04-27-2005, 08:33 AM
Phil Saglimbene NYC

#73 of 1000

Purchased New May 1994

Park City Ford

Bridgeport Connecticut

16,ooo miles as of April 2005

Mods Koni SA Yellows

FR500 wheels 18 x 9; 255 45 18 Goodyear Eagle GS-D3

This was my 40th B-day present to myself.

stevedmurray
05-27-2005, 11:22 PM
# 864 1994 Pace Car Steve Murray, Tampa, FL

One of the more "well-enjoyed" Pace Cars, with 130K miles on the odometer. Only mods are Tremec TKO tranny, RAM Force clutch, Pro 50 shifter, and 3.73 gears. Runs great. Shown at Mustangs and Mustangs 2005 in Polk City, FL. Manufactured on 4/12.

msmap
05-25-2006, 05:26 PM
939 Sherri Leicht, Spring, Texas
Built 4/15/94
2nd owner, car has been in NJ, 5k miles

Firme
05-25-2006, 06:01 PM
939 Sherri Leicht, Spring, Texas
Built 4/15/94
2nd owner, car has been in NJ, 5k miles

:eek: congratulations on the new low miles Pace car, you keeping #790?

stevedmurray
08-13-2006, 01:44 PM
What a nice bunch of owners:thumbsup: :thumbsup: Now if we can find the other 995....hmmmm:rolleyes: When are we going to have a poker run or something like that??
Pace Car # 14 was totalled and parts are being sold currently through Mustang Parts Specialists. They have been running the seats on ebay for at least a month. I bought the SVT shifter Pace Car plaque from them.

jmark
01-19-2007, 11:49 AM
Hi All -

My name is Mark Hunt and I just got my '94 Cobra Convertible Pace Car delivered. So here's the relevent information:

Last 6 digits of VIN is 158653 - so does that make it #653 of 1000?

Location: West Liberty, Ohio

Mileage: 42,900

Lots of modifications - including balanced, blueprinted and Vortech V-1 supercharged engine

msmap
01-19-2007, 01:18 PM
Hi All -

My name is Mark Hunt and I just got my '94 Cobra Convertible Pace Car delivered. So here's the relevent information:

Last 6 digits of VIN is 158653 - so does that make it #653 of 1000?

Location: West Liberty, Ohio

Mileage: 42,900

Lots of modifications - including balanced, blueprinted and Vortech V-1 supercharged engine

Hello Mark,
Congrats on your Pace Car!!! To find out what number your PC is, you need to look at the certificate that should have come with the car. It also came with a small dash placque that was to be put on by the owner in a blank space under the stereo in front of the shifter. You can get a replacement certificate by calling 877-837-2582 and dropping $30-$40 for it. I think they will also just tell you the number of the car. The placque is a one of a kind piece that was in the original paperwork of the car from the factory. You might try to contact the previous owner to see if he has it laying around somewhere or try to find someone who could duplicate it. There is really no way to figure what number your car is, as Ford took 1000 perfect rio red verts at random and turned them into PCs. Congrats again!

cobrabitn
01-19-2007, 11:25 PM
The 1994 Pace Cars were all made before the 1994 Cobra Coupes. The reason for this is because Ford wanted the "Indianapolis Pace Cars" promotional vehicles out to the dealers before the Coupes went out for advertising. 1994 Cobras are unique for that year as there were a lot of drivetrain differences between them and a standard Mustang GT. More horsepower, bigger & better brakes, unique aluminum GT 40 intakes with 1.7 roller rockers. Special Indy badging on the seats, the decklid, and as Sheri said a special badge that was given to each vehicle listing the production number out of 1000.

I want to say that all of the 1994 Cobras were made after the production of the 1994 model year Mustangs but I cannot swear to that. I do know the convertibles were made first. I own two 1994 Cobras and they are different due to the time when they were produced. One has the plastic shield for the distributor (Coupe) and the Pace Car (#22) has the rubber shield. Both cars were bought from the original owners and both were all original when I bought them. :D

jmark
01-20-2007, 07:42 AM
Thanks for the info!! I've already contacted Ford and have the SVT Certificate of Authenticity coming. There is no plaque. I think I'm the third owner, but I do have the previous owners contact info from paperwork that came from the dealer.

I also found out in that paperwork that the car was modified/upgraded by Steeda Autosports. Theres a couple of dyno reports and documentation on work done (some is hard to read!!). The motor has been stroked to 347 cu. in. As I mentioned, it is supercharged. Flowmaster exhaust with X pipe, 1 5/8 headers, 65mm throttle body. I think the rear end has been modified - runs about 2200-2300 RPM at 60 mph.

I'll keep everyone posted as I find out more info!!!

stevedmurray
02-20-2007, 12:18 AM
Thanks for the info!! I've already contacted Ford and have the SVT Certificate of Authenticity coming. There is no plaque. I think I'm the third owner, but I do have the previous owners contact info from paperwork that came from the dealer.

I also found out in that paperwork that the car was modified/upgraded by Steeda Autosports. Theres a couple of dyno reports and documentation on work done (some is hard to read!!). The motor has been stroked to 347 cu. in. As I mentioned, it is supercharged. Flowmaster exhaust with X pipe, 1 5/8 headers, 65mm throttle body. I think the rear end has been modified - runs about 2200-2300 RPM at 60 mph.

I'll keep everyone posted as I find out more info!!!Hello jmark and congratulations on your purchase!

I am the 4th owner of my Pace Car, and was able to talk to owners 2 & 3... but was not able to locate the correct SVT shifter plaque. I talked to alot of folks... from what I have been told, the plaques were not ready at time of shipment, and the dealerships / first owners were to contact SVT for the plaque. I have also been told that there are upwards of 50% of the plaques still at SVT (or now Ford Racing?)... but after multiple attempts at trying to pry one away from them (even after contacting Hau Thai-Tang indirectly), I was unable to get one of the unclaimed plaques.

Jim at Performance Parts has told me that he had a small amount of unnumbered plaques in the mid '90's that he rapidly sold through.

As posted earlier, I got lucky and bought one from Mustang Parts Specialists (now MPS Auto Salvage due to the Ford legal attack) from totaled car # 14. I will be happy to help you with pictures / measurements / etc. if you want to try to recreate.

You are not alone - I have seen several Pace Cars without them.

Enjoy the car and I hope to meet you someday.

94indy358
04-11-2007, 06:53 PM
94 Cobra Conv #358
Born 3/25/94
Pulaski TN
64k miles showing, about 55K actual
3.73 gears
B&M Ripper shifter
K&N
Off road H-pipe
Flowmasters
Underdrive pulleys
Steeda chip

94indy358
04-11-2007, 07:14 PM
Hello Mark,
Congrats on your Pace Car!!! To find out what number your PC is, you need to look at the certificate that should have come with the car. It also came with a small dash placque that was to be put on by the owner in a blank space under the stereo in front of the shifter. You can get a replacement certificate by calling 877-837-2582 and dropping $30-$40 for it. I think they will also just tell you the number of the car. The placque is a one of a kind piece that was in the original paperwork of the car from the factory. You might try to contact the previous owner to see if he has it laying around somewhere or try to find someone who could duplicate it. There is really no way to figure what number your car is, as Ford took 1000 perfect rio red verts at random and turned them into PCs. Congrats again!

When I purchased my Cobra back in 97 there was no paperwork with it. I contacted SVT and the sent out a copy of the window sticker, and a new certificate. They also gave me the name of the company that made the plaques. I contacted them and they made me a new plaque. I think I had to pay $45.00 for it. I don't remember the name of the company, but it was in New York. Ask SVT or whatever they are called now about it. Maybe they can find the company name for you. If they do hopefully they will be able to make you a replacement.

rogerfellers
11-02-2007, 03:20 PM
My 94' is vehicle #792 and was manufactured on 04-10-1994. It has 2,950 miles on it and everything is original except the tires, wiper blades, and liquids.


Rogerf

Philcsag16
01-26-2008, 08:44 PM
I am looking for the owner of #225

Please contact me Philcsag1@aol.com

frogbit
03-24-2008, 10:38 PM
Wow....I've seen at least 5 Pace cars for sale today between ebay and autotrader.com. I guess they're getting more popular. GOOD FOR US!!:thumbsup:

Is there any one trying to put a pace car trip together or looking to join a Cobra ride??

Also looking for restoration stuff for mine. It's been driven hard and put away wet. Seats are tired. Interior is in need of refreshing and she could stand some paint.... Anyone know of a parts pace car?

stevedmurray
04-03-2008, 11:55 PM
Wow....I've seen at least 5 Pace cars for sale today between ebay and autotrader.com. I guess they're getting more popular. GOOD FOR US!!:thumbsup:

Is there any one trying to put a pace car trip together or looking to join a Cobra ride??

Also looking for restoration stuff for mine. It's been driven hard and put away wet. Seats are tired. Interior is in need of refreshing and she could stand some paint.... Anyone know of a parts pace car?
Hello Frogbit

It's tough to find Pace Car specific parts... but the upside is that there are not that many items you can't find via ebay or other Mustang parts houses (i.e. 50 Resto, MPS Auto Salvage, etc.). I have seen one Pace Car sold as a wreck on ebay about 2 years ago, and #14 was parted out by MPS Auto Salvage maybe 1-1/2 years ago. I did see a NOS set of seats sell on ebay a couple of years ago for real good money... when I am ready to do mine, I will upgrade the leather quality and have the upholstery shop scan the Indy logo and triple stich it in the seat. I saw a guy's Pace Car in Ft Lauderdale who had done this and it looked great.

The other interior parts that are Cobra specific are things like the door panels, the airbags and the shifter boot. The floor mats are now reproduced with the COBRA script... so you can do it right.

Good luck! Mine is a high mileage example, and like you, I will someday work on my seats ....

What I wanted to ask the group was this - are any of you in the Mustang Indy Pace Car Club and is it worth it?

msmap
04-04-2008, 12:01 AM
What I wanted to ask the group was this - are any of you in the Mustang Indy Pace Car Club and is it worth it?

Steve,
What is this?

stevedmurray
04-18-2008, 06:02 PM
Steve,
What is this?
Hello Sherri

Trust you are doing well. I hope you got my reply to your email a couple of months ago.. that was cool you remembered me.

At the B'ham MCA event (2006?), I met a guy with a 79 Pace Car - he happened to also own a 94 Pace Car that he had left at home. He gave me the card of the Indy Pace Car Registry of Mustangs, with a now defunct website. The registry or club from what I have learned is run by a guy in Colorado who wants $15 or $20 a year for couple of newsletters. No website is currently working. He gave me the guy's name and phone in Colorado... I tried a couple of times then lost the number. I wasn't sure if anyone is in this "registry" and if it was worth it.

I don't think I am going anywhere this year, but will be at B'ham for sure next year. How is the GT500???

Steve

msmap
04-18-2008, 06:14 PM
Hi Steve, Doing good over here. Shelby is just fine :) Birmingham is deffinitely a go on this end. Can't wait, it should be a gas. They said they are expecting 6k+ mustangs to show up!

stevedmurray
01-18-2009, 10:29 PM
Hey Pace Car Owners

SVTOA has come out with a real neat window sticker just for 94 Pace Car owners - it is a nice round sticker with a graphic of the car that says 1 of 1000. Pretty cool - go to the SVTOA website, go to the store and check it out.

cobrabitn
01-18-2009, 11:34 PM
Would have been better if it gave your actual production number. Besides it doesn't have "SCMC" on the decal. :)

Why aren't you an SCMC member Steve?

stevedmurray
01-22-2009, 12:11 AM
Would have been better if it gave your actual production number. Besides it doesn't have "SCMC" on the decal. :)

Why aren't you an SCMC member Steve?
Hello Tony

The decals can be custom made - if you want your actual production number, you can special order it.

I would love to be able to support each club out there... but as a single income family / father of two, I consider myself lucky just to have the Pace Car I have. Between local and national clubs, I have to choose my spots. Thanks.

ASUCobra
02-03-2009, 11:02 PM
#594. Tempe, AZ. convertable. Has one of 3 original roll bars with the correct strobes in the headlights and roll bar. Startin to show its age, thinkin about doin a full resto.

Philcsag1
02-04-2009, 06:49 PM
LOOKING FOR THE OWNER OF CAR #225

PHILCSAG1@AOL.COM

pacecar940
05-03-2009, 05:29 PM
I have number 940 with about 75000, miles on it and still looks and runs great. Hope to have it at the Pace Car reunion this month,

Rick
Ashland Ohio

pacecar940
05-03-2009, 05:39 PM
Rick Hamilton

#940

Ashland Ohio

75000. Great miles.

Only Mods: BBK Headers, X pipe, 2 chamber Flowmasters, 97 Cobra Hood, CDC Light Bar. Have all original parts to return it to original if and when needed

merkstang
07-06-2009, 10:00 PM
#594. Tempe, AZ. convertable. Has one of 3 original roll bars with the correct strobes in the headlights and roll bar. Startin to show its age, thinkin about doin a full resto.
Can you Post a Pic of the Roll bar that you have?

Thanks



Tom Merkle
Allentown PA

Car #360 106K and counting
Not really stock

pacificgreensvt
07-08-2009, 12:09 PM
If it helps any,I see one on 13 mile & woodward alot, I THINK he works in the area.

Jims Pace Car
08-28-2009, 08:58 AM
#936 Jim O'Reilly Newbury Ohio

Jims Pace Car
08-28-2009, 09:01 AM
Please post your 1994 Cobra Pace Car info to be listed in the Registry.

Updated 1994 Indianapolis Pace Car List:

#22 Tony Sorrentino, Rock Hill SC, Convertible
#73 Phil Saglimbene, New York, NY, Convertible
#75 David Courtad, Crossville TN, Convertible
#194 John Coleman, Simsbury CT, Convertible
#475 Sherman Peet, Fayetteville, NC, Convertible
#591 Darrell McBryde, Humble TX, Convertible
#790 Eric Underwood, Houston, TX, Convertible
#792 Roger Fellers, Granbury, TX, Convertible
#864 Steve Murray, Tampa, FL, Convertible
#939 Sherri Leicht, Spring, TX, Convertible
#940 Rick Hamilton, Ashland OH, Convertible#936 Jim O'Reilly, Newbury Ohio, Convertible

Jims Pace Car
08-28-2009, 12:50 PM
#936 Jim O'Reilly, Newbury Ohio, Convertible
This is very interesting ! But I thought I was adding my name and car number to the registery.
I guess I'd like to do that, maybe someone could tell me how !

Awaiting a reply............ Jims Pace Car

cobrabitn
08-28-2009, 10:05 PM
You're in there now Jim! Welcome to our site and enjoy that convertible.. :thumbsup:

Jims Pace Car
08-29-2009, 08:23 AM
You're in there now Jim! Welcome to our site and enjoy that convertible.. :thumbsup:
Yes, I noticed !
If you did that, THANKS. And I'll be watching for updates.

I'm wondering though.... Does anyone know how many "Pace Cars" have survived ? Or does anyone know where I'd find that information ?

Jims Pace Car

merkstang
08-29-2009, 01:51 PM
#360 Tom Merkle, Allentown PA, Convertible 108K miles

Jims Pace Car
09-20-2009, 05:03 PM
Still the same number of Pace Cars (about 13) in the Registery.

I belong to both a Pinto (fordpinto.com) and a Mustang II (Mustangii.com) club/sight and feal the membership number is low or lower then the number that might have "survived"

I think that Ford produced about two million Pinto in 1973 alone. And the Pinto sight has about forty five hundred member world wide. The math doesn't work well here, does it ?

I'm wondering were they all are ? ? ? ? (The Pace Cars, not the Pinto's)
Or even (my original question) "How many "survived"
Are they still around etc.

Or what might be a better question, what is/was the "Survival Rate" (or expected Survival Rate) Ford Motor Co. and/or Insurance Co. figures. Anyone know this/these number ?

I dont know what the correct word or phrase might be, but I'd expect that the "Power Issue" would hasten the "Dath Rate" And / or the "Poential Collectability" (is there such a word) would slow it down.

Somehow I'd think that there are alot more out there someplace.

Seemed that I had hard time finding one, when I was looking for it.
I have no question that I was more then a bit picky. Passed on a few for eather condition or price (sometimes both)
But the fact still remains, I looked for almost nine years.

So....... How about a reply ? Jim at Jims Pace Car

Jims Pace Car
10-03-2009, 03:03 PM
Still the same number of Pace Cars (about 13) in the Registery.

I belong to both a Pinto (fordpinto.com) and a Mustang II (Mustangii.com) club/sight and feal the membership number is low or lower then the number that might have "survived"

I think that Ford produced about two million Pinto in 1973 alone. And the Pinto sight has about forty five hundred member world wide. The math doesn't work well here, does it ?

I'm wondering were they all are ? ? ? ? (The Pace Cars, not the Pinto's)
Or even (my original question) "How many "survived"
Are they still around etc.

Or what might be a better question, what is/was the "Survival Rate" (or expected Survival Rate) Ford Motor Co. and/or Insurance Co. figures. Anyone know this/these number ?

I dont know what the correct word or phrase might be, but I'd expect that the "Power Issue" would hasten the "Dath Rate" And / or the "Poential Collectability" (is there such a word) would slow it down.

Somehow I'd think that there are alot more out there someplace.

Seemed that I had hard time finding one, when I was looking for it.
I have no question that I was more then a bit picky. Passed on a few for eather condition or price (sometimes both)
But the fact still remains, I looked for almost nine years.

So....... How about a reply ? Jim at Jims Pace Car****************************************************

This surprises the hell out of me !

Am I the only one on this site or in the section ?

Is it that the subject ( A 1994 Pace Car) is of no interest ?

Certianly the production number is low, limited !
I mean there was a small group to start with.

With only 1,000 of these built, you'd (I'd) believe that a few "survived", this alone should have generate some interest.
As the numbers grew lower, you'd think somebody would notice !

What an upsetting thought, of all the Mustangs built that are still "Affordable" or "Atainable" I'd think this car would sparked some interest !

Oh well, I'll continue to look ! ! ! But somehow I'm dissapointed.
Certianly not with the car, just with the response.

A proad owner of sereral Mustangs, that has A 1994 Indy Pace Car also....... Jims Pace Car

cobrabitn
10-03-2009, 09:18 PM
Jim,

There were 1000 Pace Cars produced in 1994. There are not a thousand out there anymore because over the past 15 years some of the following has happened to them:

1. Wrecked
2. Crushed
3. For Sale on Internet or dealer lots
4. People still have them under wraps as collectible and do not want others to know
5. Some people just don't want to have their car listed
6. Parted out

Now if there are 600 of these cars left, how many are for sale? Looking on autorader, you can find numerous ones not to mention how many are on dealer lots. While 13 may be a low number, there are still people who have not found this site and have no idea about our forums.

Enjoy the car you have, go on cruises, and educate others so they can appreciate the exclusivity that you own. :thumbsup:

Jims Pace Car
10-04-2009, 10:19 AM
Jim,

There were 1000 Pace Cars produced in 1994. There are not a thousand out there anymore because over the past 15 years some of the following has happened to them:

1. Wrecked
2. Crushed
3. For Sale on Internet or dealer lots
4. People still have them under wraps as collectible and do not want others to know
5. Some people just don't want to have their car listed
6. Parted out

Now if there are 600 of these cars left, how many are for sale? Looking on autorader, you can find numerous ones not to mention how many are on
dealer lots. While 13 may be a low number, there are still people who have not found this site and have no idea about our forums.

Enjoy the car you have, go on cruises, and educate others so they can appreciate the exclusivity that you own. :thumbsup:###############################################

Hey Guy !

Thanks for your reply, I guess it was imformative. I mean, "who'd a thunk"

If you looked at my post (and the math) you can "kind of" see that I answered my own question there. I said something about the numbers of registered "Pinto Owners" on "fordpinto.com

In 1973 (one of the years I own) Ford made a million or more of those car, and yet there are only 4500 registered Pinto owners WORD WIDE.

Sorry if my question miss led you, the figures you quote are possabily correct. And then the "Pinto? figures somewhat back that up.

I guess what I was trying to say is.........
"I'm supprised at the lack of interest in what should be a a very desirable car"
Well your answer took some of the "Air" out of that baloon, but I still think its a "Very Desirable Car".

And I'm still asking the same question (I think) Just that, maybe I should "reword" it.

Here we go, lets see what this sounds like.......

#1, not where are the 1000 that were produced, your math seems to work well there.
The question should read more like "Why is there so little interest in such a low production and beautiful car ?"

#2, not how many of these cars still exist, your math kind of answers this.
The question should read more like "would anybody like to hazard a guess as to what the survival rate might be ?" I'd kind of feel the figure would be low.

In travelling cruises, I've come accross several Corvett Pace Cars, and believe it or not, a Studeabaker Pace Car. I've seen ABSOLUTELY NO MUSTANG PACE CARS. Actually been asked "Is that real"

I could go on and on, take up more and more space, its just that the question would be quite redundant.

So, what ya think ? Forget the fact that I'm way off track, you (anybody) can go ahead, hazard a guess. What number do you think are still around ?

Lets just say........
This is a "poll" not a "for the records"
Through out a number, please.

Best as always...... Jims Pace Car

94pacecar755
02-06-2012, 11:29 PM
How do I add my Pace Car to the registry. I own #755. Has 58K miles.

Cobra Jet
07-17-2012, 04:08 PM
The 1994 Pace Cars were all made before the 1994 Cobra Coupes. The reason for this is because Ford wanted the "Indianapolis Pace Cars" promotional vehicles out to the dealers before the Coupes went out for advertising. ***snip

I want to say that all of the 1994 Cobras were made after the production of the 1994 model year Mustangs but I cannot swear to that. I do know the convertibles were made first. I own two 1994 Cobras and they are different due to the time when they were produced. One has the plastic shield for the distributor (Coupe) and the Pace Car (#22) has the rubber shield. Both cars were bought from the original owners and both were all original when I bought them. :D


Old Thread/Post - but I wanted to contribute some info that may be beneficial to this thread and site.

I have a personal 1994 Cobra only database that I had started to try and track as many 1994 Cobras as possible. Based on the data I have compiled thus far, which includes VIN, SVT Build # and other pertinent data (to me), I will add the following to this discussion:

The Cobra Pace Car VIN #'s that I currently have, the earliest VIN (last 6) starts at 158090 (SVT # 0039). The latest I have is 188942 (SVT # 0991). SVT # 0991's VIN may be an anomoly or error in VIN listing by owner, as it's the only one that has strayed past the known Pace Car Vins I have logged.

Now, Tony, I have your 94 PC in my database as Pace # 0022, however, I do not have the last (6) digits of your VIN. Your PC is the earliest known 94 Cobra Pace car known to exist (survive) currently. I have #0014 logged as well, but as we know, it was a total loss wreck and is gone.

Based on my findings to date - most all of the 94 Cobra Pace car VIN's started out with "158xxx". I have (2) logged with "161xxx".

I also currently have (44) known 94 Pace Cars logged in my database to date. Some I have VIN's w/ correlating SVT #'s, while others I only have the VIN w/ no SVT Build #, or visa versa, whereas I have the SVT Build # and no VIN. This is due to how folks have posted about their Cobra Pace Cars online or how they have been listed for sale in publications and/or online.

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Now, not to throw a loop - but, based on prior speculation that the Pace Cars were VIN'd before the Coupes - my 94 Cobra coupe is SVT # 0013, built 01/24/94 and the last (6) digits of my VIN is 144409. My Cobra is the earliest surviving 94 Cobra coupe in my database (and one of the earliest, lowest known VIN #'s).

I started this personal 94 Cobra database based on the fact that my Cobra is such a low production # and I have been searching for SVT #'s 0001-0012 and to date, have not had any success in finding them (or info about them). I have speculated these early Cobras might have been Ford campaign cars (ie: used in early advertisements, brochures, Dealer displays, etc) - but cannot confirm that at all - but base that idea on the fact that the early 93 Cobra SVT Build #'s were used as such. So, I figured I would start my own database by logging any 1994 Cobra I have come across anywhere. I do NOT include any 94 Cobra (coupe or Pace) that does not have an SVT build # or VIN #, as there is no way of knowing that data if the info is not available (and it avoids any erroneous entries). Therefore those that I do find with incomplete data are not logged (I have tried contacting the owners of such incomplete listings/threads, but I normally do not get any additional info).

If you, or anyone else has any way of finding out the SVT build #'s for the VIN's that I have which do not have SVT Build #'s, I could then update my file, which would be very helpful for having the most thorough log history for the 1994 Cobras.

Again, I am only doing this for 1994 Cobras - no other years (maybe someone wants to do 1995's... LOL). :):D:thumbsup: This is a work in progress and hopefully some day, I'll have all 6,009 1994 Cobras logged (wishful thinking).

cobrabitn
07-17-2012, 08:53 PM
I believe number 21 is in Charleston, SC. I still own number 22.

Cobra Jet
07-17-2012, 11:34 PM
Tony -

Is it confirmed that 0021 is in fact a Pace Car and not a coupe? If so, I will add it to my database.

Would it be possible for you to PM me the last (6) of your VIN and I can update my file with that info as well?

Not to get off Pace Car registry topic, but, would you have any VIN to SVT Build # correlations for the 1994's? If so, or any further info, you can PM me.

I hope what I have offered as further info on the PC's has helped a bit, as I know of no one to date that has a thorough listing of the 94's (or any other SVT Cobra year).

cobrabitn
07-18-2012, 10:21 PM
I knew it was a PC, it was for sale and was number 21, located in Charleston, SC. MY VIN ends in 158070.

Cobra Jet
07-19-2012, 10:29 AM
Hi Tony -

Awesome, thanks for the updated info! I have updated my file. I also want to update that I now have (54) confirmed 94 PC's logged.

I'll be sure to keep this thread updated if I have any more PC updates.

Thanks!

frogbit
08-16-2012, 02:44 PM
Any chance of sharing your list? I'm thinking fellow pace car owners could share advice on restoration stuff. Mine is getting real tired on interior and exterior. Thanks

rag-top_man
08-16-2012, 09:31 PM
my pace is #435 ser# 1falp45d9rf158493. its in good shape but taken apart for paint (prev. owner)I have most of the materials/parts stock piled for her. should be painted/together by next spring(more free time better temps)

Cobra Jet
08-20-2012, 11:03 AM
Pace Car count update - So far, I have (68) confirmed 1994 Pace Cars in my database to date.

Tony's Pace Car is the lowest surviving 1994 Pace Car to date by SVT build # and it's VIN number. I did input Pace Car # 0021 into my database (info supplied by Tony in above response) however, I do not have the VIN for # 0021 - so at this point, Tony's is the "confirmed" lowest SVT Pace Car until otherwise noted.

The latest and last SVT Pace Car # that I have logged in my database is # 0999.

Confirmed 1994 Pace Car first (3) VIN designators:
158xxx
160xxx
161xxx

The above means that based on my database info to date, all confirmed 1994 Pace Cars (45D) will have a VIN number that starts out with the (3) above noted digits.

As far as making my database public, no, it has not ever been made public. I am collecting VIN, SVT Build Date/Number for any 1994 Cobra - so if anyone runs across one (wrecked or not), please submit it to me via PM so I can include it into my database. I am merely doing this to document the existing 1994 Cobras and hope to have one of the most complete 1994 Cobra databases outside of FOMOCO.

If anyone has any connections to someone at the SVTOA Website, it would be greatly appreciated if I can be put in touch with that person, or someone at Ford who can assist with questions about my very own 1994 Cobra (due to it's low production info). I did email Ford, however, the person who responded to me said to contact SVTOA for my SVT build info (which I already have....) and did not understand my questions regarding the info about 1994 SVT #'s 0001-0012 or mine, # 0013...

Thanks SCMC!

jolee6633
09-07-2012, 03:24 PM
Pace car 1994 #651 42,000 miles just received a gold award in unrestored class
MCA Grand National Mustang Oklahoma

purchased the car when I lived in Florida 2 1/2 years ago.

Lee Schoo
0klahoma city Ok.

cobrabitn
09-08-2012, 10:40 PM
That's 14 Pace cars accounted for!!

883cobra
08-01-2013, 11:04 PM
I am the forth owner of #883(1falp45d9rf158770).the odometer stopped working at 111,000.i bought it at the dealership i work at.i drive it everyday and it stills pulls strong.
Mike p
hartselle,al

Cobra Jet
09-13-2013, 10:19 AM
Just an update....

1994 Cobra SVT Build #0008 has surfaced and is a confirmed Pace Car.
158053
Built on 03/07/94

Currently has 9,900 miles and is in GA (was also listed for sale very recently, unknown if vehicle has sold).

94IndyPacecar
11-26-2013, 05:06 PM
#168 Wayne McCutchen , Greer SC

94IndyPacecar
03-04-2014, 09:09 PM
i just noticed my # here is a mistake, my #is 168. thanks

TJ94Pacecar
07-08-2016, 07:10 AM
New member here,thanks for having me....I came across and bought a 94 cobra pacecar recently literally for pennies due to higher miles and a damaged drivers door.California car so not a spec of rust anywhere,shipping it to NJ was more than i paid for the entire car.All original runs like a top and all works.My question for you guys is this...SVT says my car is #161/1000.Havent received the document yet,but asked them 2 times to recheck and both times they said correct.My vin ends 158082...making it one of the earliest made.I figure my car should be in the 35-37 number range...any cars with vins near mine are in the 30s.I found car 158079,only 3 numbera earlier to be #32.Vins on cars numbered in the 160s are much higher...not even close.I just want the correct number since original docs and plaque are long gone.Guy at ford show parts said there was no rhyme or reason to how the cars were numbered when built...i dont see how that could be true of any production line.What do you all think?Thanks

cobrabitn
07-08-2016, 10:30 PM
If SVT says it is number 161, then it is number 161.

TJ94Pacecar
07-13-2016, 07:39 AM
called again since svt certificate is way overdue....now svt says...yes there is a mistake somewhere ...car #32 vin 079,and my car if #161,vin 082 are 3 vins apart,built hours apart wont be 129 cars apart. Said my car does show as #161 and they dont really know why....I should have asked car numbers of vins 158081 and 083.Also said,yes they were numbered sequentially 1-1000 as they were vinned and built.i bet your car #22 vin is not far from mine.158082.Im sure this is not interesting to many but me,but id like to know for sure,if possible,thanks.

cobrabitn
07-13-2016, 08:47 PM
Mine is 158070 for number 22. Going by this trail of numbers, yours should be 35/1000 if the sequence is correct. Ford did do the Pace Cars first before the Coupes. They wanted them in the dealerships asap because the 1994 was the Indy Pace Car. They wanted the convertibles to showcase before the Coupes.

TJ94Pacecar
07-16-2016, 09:01 AM
thanks for your input...i agree my car vin 158082 should be around number 35,which I would like to forward correct info to the guy on here keeping a list of the 1000 pace cars...anyway,i received the svt cert in the mail last night and sure enough says #161/1000 built 3/15/94...i dont get it.If anyone who sees this post knows car vin #around 35 id love to talk to you or cars #s with vins 158081 and 158083.......if not,I give up..Thanks again.