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2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Supercharged Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$39,865
19 listings nationwide

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2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$50,127
17 listings nationwide

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Expert Reviews Reviews from CarGurus experts.

2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Supercharged Convertible
No Expert Reviews
2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible
Rob Feeman Preview:

The battle for the top of the muscle-car heap took a major leap forward in 2013, when Ford unveiled its updated Shelby GT500 sport coupe and convertible, equipped with an aluminum 5.8-...

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Supercharged Convertible
5
writes:
We wanted lots of power, numbered car that had a special place in history and you could go topless.
20
2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Supercharged ConvertibleReview:

A Dream Car For Most — If you have ever wanted a fast, rare, reliable car with a back seat, but as fast as a corvette; This...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

45
2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra Supercharged ConvertibleReview:

I Loved It While Gas Prices Were Low, It Was A Real Eye Turner — 2004 Ford Mustang Mystichrome Cobra Convertible with 35,000 actual miles and a few performance upgra...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible
5
writes:
expensive to maintain
Handling Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible RWD better.
"traction is way better"
Family Car Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Camaro 1SS Convertible RWD better.
"more room"
writes:
Handling Ranked 2002 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB worse.
"The Shelby has the track package. Absolutely no comparison to the Lightning."
Front Seats Ranked 2002 Ford F-150 SVT Lightning 2 Dr Supercharged Standard Cab Stepside SB worse.
"Love the Recaro seats. They seem to hold you in place."
25
writes:
Back Seats Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 3LT Convertible RWD better.
"it doesnt have em!"
Cargo Capacity Ranked 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Z51 3LT Convertible RWD better.
"fits hot n cold running blondes"

Specs

2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Supercharged Convertible
2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible
Powertrain 6-Speed Manual 6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD
RWD
Fuel Economy, City
15 MPG
15 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
22 MPG
24 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 15 gal 16 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
390 hp @ 6,000 RPM
662 hp @ 6,500 RPM
Torque
390 lb-ft @ 3,500 RPM
631 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
--
9:1
Displacement
4,600 cc
5,800 cc
Bore x Stroke
--
3.68 in x 4.16 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags -- Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver 2 stars --
Side Rear Passenger 3 stars --
Comfort and Convenience
Leather Seats Standard Standard
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Standard --
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 41.8 in 42.4 in
Back Legroom 29.9 in 29.8 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume -- 9.6 cu ft
Exterior
Length 183.5 in 188.2 in
Width 73.1 in 80.1 in
Height 52.9 in 55.1 in
Wheelbase 101.3 in 107.1 in

Available Options

2004 Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
Supercharged Convertible
2014 Ford Shelby GT500
Convertible

Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Deep Impact Blue Metallic
  • Grabber Blue
  • Ingot Silver Metallic
  • Oxford White
  • Race Red
  • Ruby Red Metallic Tinted Clearcoat
  • Sterling Gray Metallic

Option Packages

  • Radio: Navigation System Package
  • Shaker Pro Audio System W/9 Speakers
  • Equipment Group 821A
  • Black W/Black Accents, RECARO Leather Sport Seats
  • Black W/Blue Accents, RECARO Leather Sport Seats
  • Black W/Red Accents, RECARO Leather Sport Seats
  • Black W/White Accents, RECARO Leather Sport Seats

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