Once Upon a Time...
there were three little girls who went to the Police Academy...
and they were each assigned very hazardous dutie....
but I took them away from all that.....
and now they work for me...
my name is Charlie.
The car was used in the TV show Charlies Angels from 1976-78
Many collectors consider the Mustang II the worst Mustang ever made, but the reality is that this car became one of Ford's most important models during a very difficult time. The original concept for the Mustang II was to be a second Mustang version, designed to compete with imports. In the late '60s, as sales of the larger Mustang fell, Ford's then president Lee Iacocca realize the Mustang had to go back to its basics. He envisions a little jewel of a car, available with nearly every option, designed to compete with the best from Europe.
The Mustang II was smaller than the original 1964, shared many components with the Ford Pinto, and was the first Mustang to be equipped with an 88 horsepower four-cylinder engine. Even the larger and more powerful V-6 performed very poor with a 14 second 0 to 60 time and a top speed of about 100 miles an hour. The timing for this small, sporty, somewhat fuel-efficient car was spectacular however, being released during the 1974 energy crisis. Sales soared to over 400,000 units during its first year of production. In future years, sales would remain healthy at about 190,000 units.
In 1975 Ford reintroduced the 302 cubic inch small block eight to the Mustang II but with only 122 horsepower, performance was still relatively poor. Ford did several things to make the Mustang II at least looks sporty including the introduction of a Cobra II in 1976 for $312, as well as rally equipment packages and other sporting options, but over all poor performance and boxy styling makes this series the least collectible. Another sad fact about this car is that this is the only Mustang series which did not include a convertible model.
One good thing this car did however was to keep the brand alive, for the future of the Mustang from this point forward would only be getting better!
Number of Mustangs made in 1976
- 2dr Hardtop (60F): 78,508
- 3dr Hatchback (69F): 62,312
- 2dr Hardtop Ghia (60H): 37,515
- 3dr Hatchback Mach I (69R): 9,232
- Total for 1976: 187,567
- Total produced from 1974 to 1978: 1,107,718
My Mustang Cobra II:
The car is already under restauration, The car is uniqe, one of only 376 pc, 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II`s left of this kind, with few cars like this on the road itís a real head turner. I have the only original Cobra II here in Norway.This car is a historical wessel. Its designd in 1975/76 with help from the famost Carroll Shelby and it was first time registerd in USA 24/12 1975 and ownd by K Shelby and I imported it to Norway in 2006.
Am looking for sponsors to partisitate in restauration of my 1976 Ford Mustang Cobra II. and to help me carry this project to the finnih line. The restauration will be ended in good time before next seson medio mars /april 2008
306 cu in v-8, auto, 380 Hp, street and strip. Motor is bored .020 over, forged alum pistons, comp cams 292 hyd. Transmission is built C-4 with shift kit and B@M quick silver rachet shifter. Trick Flow Track Heat alum heads, Trick Flow roller rockers. Edelbrock Performer alum intake,Demon carb. Electric fan, Aluminium cooler system. MSD ignition with rev limiter, High flow oil pump, Holley elec. fuel pump. 2800-3000 stall converter, 4.11 posi rear end. E.T street slicks and street tires on beautiful Convo-Pro wheels.Trick dash with Auto Meter gages and tack with shift light. Runs on 98 oct Shell V-power fuel.
Its a real head turner on the street, sounds like a nascar even with two high flow mufflers and Black Jack headers.