• 1960 AC Cobra

    AC Cobra

AC Car Group is based in Weybridge, Surrey close to the historic Brooklands race track. The company’s history can be traced to a South London workshop which began car production in 1901. The brutally fast Ford V8-engined AC Cobra (in pre-speed limit days it reached 196mph on the M1!) was devised by AC in conjunction with Texan racing driver Carroll Shelby. Now throughly updated, its unique blend of performance and style has made the AC Cobra a true classic car.

  • 1960 AC Cobra
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  • Transmission:
    5-Speed Manual
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  • Displacement:
    4942 L
  • 0-60 time:
    5.3 sec.
  • Top Speed:
    135 mph
  • 0-100 time:
    13.3 sec.
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The Cobra is a high powered, hand crafted aluminium bodied sports car of the 1960’s . Its creation, production and ongoing development being the result of joint Anglo American co-operation between Carroll Shelby, AC Cars Limited and The Ford Motor Company. The AC/Shelby/Ford Cobra was a huge success. The combination of British craftsmanship, Ford Power and Carroll Shelby’s foresight, determination and racing successes made the Cobra famous and today ranks among the most collectible and valuable of classic motor cars.

Today’s AC Cobra is still entirely hand made by the same traditional British coach-building methods used by AC Cars in the 1960’s and utilising the same original Cobra tooling. Each part is painstakingly hand crafted to the highest possible standards from the aluminium outer body to the leather trimmed interior. The Cobra name and Trademark were sold to Ford Motor Company by Carroll Shelby in 1965 and AC Cars are the only Company in the world licenced by Ford to use the famed Cobra Trademark and name on their product.

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  (599) posted on 10.5.2011

Truly, a high-end vintage of the passed. How great this been properly restored and looked still new and working. Very remarkable.

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