This Silver and Black Shelby Cobra replica is said to be built by Shelby employees specifically for drag racing. The car features an automatic transmission and is very streetable. The AC Cobra, sold as the Ford/Shelby AC Cobra in the United States and often known colloquially as the Shelby, is an American-engined British sports car produced intermittently since 1962. Like many British specialist manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame, and aluminum body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. AC started using the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine in its cars. In September 1961, American automotive designer Carroll Shelby airmailed AC a letter asking them if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could
Very well presented example featuring the Jaguar 4.2 twin cam 6 cylinder engine with twin SU carb's. Automatic g/box. Lim. slip diff. Twin stainless side pipes. Finished in Nightfire metallic red with contrasting luxury cream leather interior with red piping. Harness seat belts. Red carpets. Walnut dash, Smiths instruments, Motolita woodrim steering wheel. Triple wipers. Full weather gear including tonneau cover. Full width roll bar, 15" Halibrand alloy wheels with spinners. Goodrich tyres all round. Sun visors, wind deflectors, stone guards. Service hist. file with build manual & old MOT's. Very nice driving car that would be ideal for export. Exceptional value!