1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428
Sometimes, the best muscle cars are the ones that are affordable. After all, what fun is a great muscle car if it is out of reach because of an outrageous price tag? Ford spent a great deal of energy working on a model that would both satisfy the desires of a fast-paced world while being easy on the wallet. The result was the 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428. Although it looked different than many other muscle cars of its day, this model packed a pretty big punch.
The 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428 got its name in part because of the standard engine, the 428 Cobra Jet V-8. Rated at a whopping 335 horsepower, this was an exciting car for several reasons. The ’69 came with a starting price which was a reasonable $3,200, which is equal to about $20,000 today. For the impressive performance this classic Ford offered, it was a great deal. Each of these featured a 116 inch wheelbase and weighed about 1.5 tons.
Clearly, the 1969 Ford Fairlane Cobra 428 was a great deal for someone who wanted power and respect on the road, while at the same time staying within a reasonable budget. As with any car, changes would come for this muscle car as consumer demand shifted in the 1970s, but this model will remain one of our favorites!