What Is the Mustang King Cobra?Last Updated July 21, 2021 | Andrew Boyle
The second generation Mustangs are often forgotten now, but not the Mustang King Cobra. One of the most popular special edition pony cars, this car is highly sought after by collectors. The King Cobra played a key role in rehabilitating the Ford Mustang's image among car enthusiasts. Read more about the Mustang that was the first to feature the 5.0 branding.
Finding your paint code in most cases is relatively simple. It’s as easy as opening your driver side door and checking the door tag to see what color code your Mustang is. If you can’t find it on the door tag, some deductive research may help you out as well - by checking the table for your specific Mustang year, you should be able to narrow down which color your Mustang is. If it’s been painted since it left the factory, you still may be able to find areas of the car like parts of the frame or engine bay that have the original color visible. Regardless of whether your car is brand new or a classic, it’s important to know your Mustang’s paint code.
First introduced in a Ford line in 1962, the Cobra name became synonymous with power and performance. The Mustang Cobra, the apex of performance, came to an end in the early 1980s only to have a rebirth in 1993. CJ's takes a look back at the origins of the Mustang Cobra and what the future might have in store for this iconic muscle car.