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1962-1966 AC Cobra 289

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AC and Carroll Shelby’s 1962 Cobra combined a tubular chassis and classic aluminium roadster body (designed by John Tojeiro for the AC Ace) with a lightweight American V8 engine. In 1962, AC needed a new engine for i...

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Simon Says

“The car that launched the Shelby legend. As American as apple pie – but make those apples British Bramleys from Thames Ditton. A ferociously fast Ferrari-beater on the track and, in sober slim-tyred civvies, a potent heir to the Ace on the road”


Years built: 1962-1966
Make: AC
Model: Cobra 289
Coachbuilder: Factory
Body: Convertible/ Roadster
Engine Size: 4727cc OHV V8
Bhp: 271
0-60 secs: 5.2 secs
Top Speed Mph: 138 mph
Category: Grand Touring
Event Eligibility: Goodwood Revival | Le Mans Classic | Pebble Beach Concours | Villa d'Este

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