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Old 12-27-2017, 03:16 PM
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Hi Dan,

Take this slow and do your homework. You mentioned your only criteria is a 427 engine. Is that a 427 FE big block like the originals or a stroked 351 Windsor based 427 (far more common in Roush and SPF configurations)? You are wise to stick with quality MFRs, but there will always be more wrenching involved with these cars. Low mileage 10-20 year old cars are definitely not the exception and neither are new ones with 1000 miles or less. Nothing wrong with not wanting to wrench yourself, but if you are going to be a Cobra owner I'd first line up a trusted and available local mechanic who knows these cars and can help you out. Be careful with the ultra low mileage used examples. Sometimes, the super low mileage can mean super low fun factor so it wasn't driven for a variety of possible reasons. Don't let higher mileage cars scare you away, especially if owned and cared for by an enthusiastic owner who maintained records of everything done to the car. Condition should be a higher deciding factor than mileage. Try and get a trained set of eyes on the car you may be considering buying if the seller doesn't have an established reputation.

Good Luck,
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