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1978 saw the introduction of the King Cobra Mustang II. The King
Cobra package was offered only with the four-speed manual
and featured a better suspension
and rear stabilizer bars, the 302 V8 with a Variable
Venturi Carbureator, Goodyear P195/70R13 radial tyres,
and a wild paint and graphics appearance package.
Most King Cobras were built in Bright Red, although technically
any regular Mustang II colour was available. The King
Cobra package (at a cost of US$1,277.00) pushed the price
of a Mustang II from a base of US$4,088.00 to over US$6,800.00
To add to the excitement, Ford also teamed up with Monroe
Shocks to create a total of eight show cars, known collectively
as the "Monroe Handler."
Featuring wild custom bodywork
and numerous handling
these show cars generated a great deal of excitement
for the Mustang II.
This would be the last year for the
Mustang II. An all new Mustang was to debut in 1979,
modeled after Volkswagen's Rabbit. Appropriately, it
would be Ford's fox.