1995 was largely a carry over year for the Mustang. It was a great year for sales as they sold roughly 40,000 more Mustangs in 1995 than in 1994. This is mostly attributed to the fact that the 1994 Mustang came in late in the sales year cycle and therefore had a shorter sales year.
The 1995 Mustang had only a few changes here and there. Color changes included the addition of Sapphire Blue in lieu of Iris Metallic. The 1994 nun themed black and white leather interior went away too. Small running changes were made to trims and such. One notable item is the revised front cap for the lower rocker trim, which featured a more vertical leading edge. This helped support the rocker trim and prevent cracking of the front cap as well as helped prevent gravel and mud from being thrown against the lower door sheet metal.
Big news for 1995 was the addition of the Cobra R version of which only 250 were produced. The 1995 Cobra R was meant for racing and thus had no radio or air conditioning, let alone power accessories or other heavy need nots. The car was powered by a rare, racy but street legal 5.8 liter (351) Windsor engine. Cranking out 290hp the engine was one that people wished Ford had spread around a little more.
These cars are extremely rare to come by today, but most are in original condition. It seems that most people never raced them, but parked them in garages for collector value. This phenomenon did not go without angst from SVT’s John Coletti who has openly criticized the fact that the cars rarely got driven as they were meant to be.
Another interesting factoid with the 1995 models was the extremely rare hard top convertible (shown below). The original 1994 Mustang press release had full photos and specs of this option, but it was not produced until much later in the model run, and really only for 1995 models. It is not known how many were produced, but likely only a hand full. It seems that Ford dropped the option after having supplier problems as well as safety concerns.
The 1995 was also known as the last year for the 5.0. The old pushrod V8 that had powered the Mustang for over 30 years was getting retired. This may have sparked some sales, but many were excited about the new high tech 4.6 liter “mod” V8 coming in 1996.
1995 Mustang Production Data:
Coupe GT: 47,088
Coupe GTS: 6,370
Coupe Cobra: 4,255
Coupe Cobra R: 250
Convertible GT: 16,668
Convertible Cobra: 1,003
Total Production: 179,626
1995 Mustang Specifications:
|1995 Mustang Engines
3.8 L – 232 cid, OHV V6, EFI, 145 hp
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 215 hp (GT)
5.0 L – 302 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 240 hp (Cobra)
5.8 L – 351 cid, OHV V8, EFI, 290 hp (Cobra R)
Power 4-wheel disc brakes w/ optional ABS
Coupe Cobra R
Curb weight – V6 coupe
Curb weight -V6 Convertible
1995 Ford Mustang Cobra
1995 Ford Mustang GT
1995 Mustang Colors:
|1995 Mustang Colors
Bright Metallic Blue
Deep Forest Green Metallic
Laser Red Metallic
Sapphire Blue Metallic