“At the time, it was the ‘it’ muscle car to have.”
- The Ride
- The Driver: Kacie
- Car in Question: 2003 Cobra Mustang Convertible
- Spotted at: Golden Gate National Recreation Area, 1199 East Beach, Presidio, San Francisco, CA
- Odometer: 60,000
- Car’s Nickname: The Beast
Q: Hi Kacie! Sexy car! What can you tell us about it?
A: It’s a 2003 Cobra Mustang. The 2003 was the first year of the supercharger mustang. It’s a convertible, so on sunny days, like today, it’s perfect.
Q: It’s gorgeous. Did you modify it in anyway?
A: Yes, with my modifications, it has 400 horse power, which I love. I have an exhaust system that makes it nice and loud, which is great and attracts a lot of attention.
Q: What’s it like having this car in the city?
A: It is a terrible city car because it’s really big and the turning radius is bad. Parking is a big pain, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my car.
Q: What made you choose this particular car?
A: I bought it in 2006. At the time the new model for Cobras hadn’t come out yet. At the time this was the ‘it’ car for muscle cars to have. I got lucky.
Q: Have you always liked muscle cars? Is this your first one?
A: My dad and I built my other car, a ‘69 red Mustang. We built it when I was 16. It was my first car. I drove it all through high school. When I went away to college, I had another Mustang convertible. I’ve only ever had Mustangs. I’ve had four of them. I still have the red one!
Photos and interview by Abigail Kira
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