Gardiner Douglas 427 Cobra, 1996. Euro 427 specification. 5700cc V8 Chevrolet engine (brand new in 1995) with Tremec 5 Speed gearbox. Recognised as one of the top AC Cobra Replica manufacturers and with j ust 10,700 miles from new with supporting old MOT certificates. Fabulous in Brooklands Racing Green with matching holly green leather and carpets. Twin stainless-steel roll hops and stainless steel bumpers. 4 point Willans harnesses. Come with an extensive history folio and this is an outstanding well cared for example. Comes fully serviced and MOT’d.
Year of construction 1963 color vinnyard green leather black first owner from 1963 to 1986 since 30 years in the hand of the second owner well documented histrory since first bill of sale known Cobra at Shelby register price SOLD EUR
The AC Cobra is our favourite sportscar, nothing more, nothing less. For that reason, it was a rather pleasant surprise to come across this fantastic example. This is one of the last AC Cobra MkIV built in 1995 by Autokraft, and the only successor of the original AC Cobra 427 from the sixties. Brian Angliss was a well known Cobra restorer, who owned the original Cobra jigs and tools. He made an agreement with Ford to build an eighties version of this iconic car, and was allowed to use both AC and Cobra names, as this was the closest thing to a proper sixties Cobra. The cars were handbuilt in the Brooklands factory in tiny numbers, and less then 360 examples were produced over a period of ten years. Most of these were the "standard" MkIV version, but on special request Autokraft could build you a Lightweight version which had more features similar to the original 427 : shortnose body, chromed roll-over hoop, fuel tank filler in the right rear wing, shortened dashboard and of course 15" wheels and tyres. Approximately 60 examples of this Lightweight were made, and most of these have an AKL chassisnr. This example is a 1995 model year factory Lightweight, and is finished from new in t
AC Cobra 7 Litre Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied: Only 7,682 miles from New: 1 of 3 Specially Commissioned Lightweights AC Cars are Britain’s oldest car manufacturer and have the unique distinction of having been in production since 1901. The AC name carries much prestige, international recognition and ranks alongside other major worldwide historical marques. AC was approached by Carroll Shelby to use a small block Ford V8 engine in the Ace chassis, producing the AC Cobra. Shelby needed a car that could compete with the Chevrolet Corvette in US sports car racing. The resulting Cobra was a very powerful roadster, and it is commonly blamed for the introduction of the 70 mph (113 km/h) limit on British motorways. This was in fact a major factor in the decision, after a coupe version was caught doing 196 mph (315 km/h) during a test run. The rest they say is history! This specially built Cobra we understand is just one of only three fully completed lightweight 7 litre motorcars cars manufactured by AC Cars Ltd at Brooklands, Surrey. #1318 was commissioned to be built to a unique specification in 1989. Our Lightweight Cobra has been fitted with a 7 Litre Ford V8 – custom made with a works freshly rebuilt 7014cc (dating back to 1967 when new) and fitted with a Ford top loader “Rug” 4 speed gearbox. Special build features included: •Full 427 bodywork utilising the original bucks & jigs from 1965 to incorporate the original rectangular lights and riveted bonnet scoop. •Power output is approx. 400bhp with an estimated 0-100mph in less than 10 secs! •Specially commissioned to be painted in Alfa Romeo “Zagato” Red. •Original Mk 111 (1965) interior trim in black with Mk 111 steering column, flick switches, single lever indictor/horn, original pattern wood rim steering wheel, chrome bezels instruments and drivers race harness. •Driver’s side roll cage. •Recessed Monza style petrol filler. •Original 15” Halibrand wheels fitted with Pirelli P7R tyres. •Polished bronze 3 eared knock – off spinners. •Oil cooler, Radiator stone guard, Wind wings, Perspex sun visors, Tool kit in bags. •Full weather equipment and car cover. •Complete with original handbook pack and other associated technical information. A unique opportunity to own one of four motorcar produced which took over 2,000 highly skilled man hours to construct by one of Britain’s oldest car companies whom produced cars in the traditional way of hand built manufacturing since commencement of its first model way back in 1901. Our car will complete its full post-sale preparation by UK leading AC specialists prior to handover. Available for immediate inspection at our central London showrooms.
Full Leather, Immobiliser, Head Restraints, Sports Seats, Power Steering, Push Button Start, Soft Top Convertible Gardener Douglas GD 427 Mk4 AC Cobra Roadster 5 Speed Manual 6.3L V8 finished in Black with Black Roof registered September 2007, 18 Inch Split Rim Period Alloys, Roadcraft 383ci Chevy Engine with 400BHP and 400lbf.ft, Full Black Leather Interior, Tremec TKO600 Gearbox, Forged Crank, Edelbrock Performer-RPM Aluminium Heads; Air-gap Inlet Manifold and Carburettor and Roller Cam, MSD Distributor and MSD-6AL Ignition, Aluminium Water Pump, Billet Flywheel, HD Clutch, Mohair Soft Top, 4 Point Willans Harness, Huge History File with Original Parts and Build Invoices. Fully Valeted; 12 Months MOT; UK Wide Delivery Available; Part Exchange Welcome.
Built by Autokraft in 1990 under licence from AC Cars Ltd, this is one of the finest example of genuine AC Cobra Lightweights in the world today.;;Handbuilt on the original 1960's AC jigs but with a redesigned suspension system, they are now widely considered to be a better car than their 60's relatives. This example is one of only 26 built and has covered over 10'000 genuine miles from new.;;Since being owned by the previous collector who bought the car in 2007, in 2008 the car underwent a full nut and bolt restoration project. At the time, the car was fitted with its original 5.0l 302cu.in Ford Supersport engine complete with brand new 5 speed gearbox. Since which time, the car has been fitted with the iconic 7.0l cu.in V8 (to note, both engines come with the car), has had a full baremetal respray in Guardsmen Blue Metallic with Chevrolet White Le Man Striping, and has been fully retrimmed.;;Also worthy of note, the dashboard was sent to America circa 2009 when it had been retrimmed to be signed by Carol Shelby (receipts for evidence) making this a truly unique example.;;The history on this car is too big and detailed to simplify in 1000 characters, for any additional information or to arrange a viewing of this simply stunning vehicle, please do not hesitate to contact us.
The AC Cobra is without any doubt the most sought after classic super Sportscar. The combination of a beautifully designed tubular chassis by Tojeiro, an ultra-light aluminium Italian Barchetta style body and Carroll Shelby’s genius idea to shoe-horn into the chassis the very strong and reliable Ford V8 small block engine was the initial recipe. From the original versions (MKI MKII and MKIII), built between 1962 and 1967, only approximately 1,000 were produced, but fetch today on the collectors car market astronomical prices !Petrol crises and world events sadly led to the bankruptcy of AC in the late seventies. The company’s tooling and eventually the right to use the name, were acquired by Autokraft, a Cobra specialist and car manufacturer owned by Brian A. Angliss. In agreement with Carroll Shelby and the Ford Motor Company, the last version MKIII car, of which only 327 were produced in the sixties, would appear again in 1982 with some modifications as the Autokraft MKIV, in essence an AC MKIII car with a 5.0L V8 and a Borg Warner T5 Transmission.These MKIV AC Cobra's must not be confused with any of the replica Cobra's out there. They are built to the very highest standards and are totally authentic, hand made, aluminium bodied cars built on the original bucks etc from AC Cars in the seventies. The engines were sourced from Ford USA and indeed the Ford Motor Company went into business with Brian Anglis, Autokraft, to collaborate in the production. This stunning example is finished in Raven Black with Black alloy wheels, chrome bumpers and a Tobacco leather interior. Purists will be quick to note that the interior is noticeably more luxurious than that of an early Shelby Cobra, benefitting from a stereo system with a CD player, leather trim, and seats with headrests. The car is fitted with Ford’s tried-and-true 225-brake horsepower, 5.0-litre engine with EFI, which is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.As the Mk IV offers a handful of welcome updates over the original Shelby Cobras, it makes for a wonderful driver’s car, providing ample amounts of both power and additional comfort. These cars are seldom seen in Europe, and this example would be the perfect stablemate to an original 289 or 427, or it can also be driven and enjoyed with ease and reliability. As it bears the AC name and was produced using many of the same tools and techniques as the originals, the Mk IV represents an interesting period in Shelby and AC history, and this extremely fine example would make for an excellent wind in the hair, long distance sports tourer.Available for viewing in our Kew showrooms.