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Need advice on inherited SVT Cobra

Just inherited a 1999 Cobra SVT one owner 60000 original miles with all documents and paperwork/factory upgrades, the car was parked and stored 9 years ago, other than the obvious change fluids, new gas etc. what should I plan on doing to get her back on the road, and what is this thing worth?? any advice would be appreciated

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Congrats on the car! It will be a nice driver or weekend cruiser for you! As far as value, well, it's just another factory production car that was a performance model...nothing more, nothing less. Of course, all the filters should be changed, fuel definitely needs to be removed (guaranteed varnish), I would add 1 oz per gallon of acetone to the fresh fuel..... this will not hurt the cats, etc. but it will re-liquify/clean the fuel system of any varnish that may have formed in the injectors, pump, etc....it will raise the octane a tad too as well..... clean the intake (BG Products makes a very good intake cleaner) and I think I would add some marvel mystery oil to the engine oil....it will not hurt any of the components but again, it will liquify/clean (slowly) and gum/varnish that might have formed.


and an fyi...from a guy who has stored many a car for short and long term....
Prior to starting the 1st time, pull the plugs, and give each cylinder a little shot of wd40, then with the plugs our, just spin the engine over until oil pressure shows (either psi or oil light goes out. You now know that the cylinder walls are lubricated and all the bearings have oil. Also, it's not unusual for an engine to run a bit rough up to 2 weeks when they have been sitting that long...but all will be fine after it get's fully loosened up.


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Congrats on the car! It will be a nice driver or weekend cruiser for you! As far as value, well, it's just another factory production car that was a performance model...nothing more, nothing less. Of course, all the filters should be changed, fuel definitely needs to be removed (guaranteed varnish), I would add 1 oz per gallon of acetone to the fresh fuel..... this will not hurt the cats, etc. but it will re-liquify/clean the fuel system of any varnish that may have formed in the injectors, pump, etc....it will raise the octane a tad too as well..... clean the intake (BG Products makes a very good intake cleaner) and I think I would add some marvel mystery oil to the engine oil....it will not hurt any of the components but again, it will liquify/clean (slowly) and gum/varnish that might have formed.


and an fyi...from a guy who has stored many a car for short and long term....
Prior to starting the 1st time, pull the plugs, and give each cylinder a little shot of wd40, then with the plugs our, just spin the engine over until oil pressure shows (either psi or oil light goes out. You now know that the cylinder walls are lubricated and all the bearings have oil. Also, it's not unusual for an engine to run a bit rough up to 2 weeks when they have been sitting that long...but all will be fine after it get's fully loosened up.


Good luck and enjoy!
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You might also want to take a good look at the tires for dry rot and flat spots. Best of luck and enjoy it!
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I think it's worth $5. I would be glad to come over and buy it from you right now. =)

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All right, I have no idea what it's *really* worth, but you can look it up online pretty fast, and find out. Just be conservative with the condition when you check! Nice car, and hope you enjoy it while you have it!
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I think it's worth $5. I would be glad to come over and buy it from you right now. =)

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All right, I have no idea what it's *really* worth, but you can look it up online pretty fast, and find out. Just be conservative with the condition when you check! Nice car, and hope you enjoy it while you have it!
Just in case somebody out bids "Grim" I'll throw in another $5 making it ten total!!!!
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It can be worth 9 - 11,000 once you have it back in running order again. Replace the rubber parts in the steering and suspension and tires and see what else it needs to be derivable again like ball joints, brakes, etc.
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