1963 AC Cobra

Under license from Shelby, AC Cars in England produced their own Cobra for the UK domestic market and occasional export. All the domestic cars carry a COB chassis number with a right hand drive configuration. The AC-built export models carried the COX chassis numbers.

In Detail

typeSeries Production Car
built atEngland
engineFord 90º V8
positionFront Longitudinal
aspirationNatural
valvetrainPushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
displacement4727 cc / 288.46 in³
bore101.6 mm / 4.0 in
stroke72.9 mm / 2.9 in
power208.8 kw / 280 bhp @ 6000 rpm
specific output59.23 bhp per litre
torque425.7 nm / 314 ft lbs @ 3400 rpm
body / frameAluminum over Tubular Steel Chassis
driven wheelsRWD
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDiscs
f suspensionWishbones w/Coil Springs & Dampers
r suspensionWishbones w/Coil Springs & Dampers

Auction Sales History

1963 AC Cobra

1966 AC Cobra 289 ‘Mark II’ Roadster COB6054 – sold for €937,250

The ex-Amschel Rothschild; present owner since 1978. Originally built in right-hand drive configuration and delivered on 14th February 1966 to Victor Talfourd-Cook of Berkshire, UK. Registered ‘JGF 272D’. Converted from right- to left-hand drive by Brian Angliss’s Autokraft company.While in the vendor’s care the engine has been rebuilt (circa 1999) and the body repainted (in the early 2000s). The car retains its original cylinder block and original-specification T10L gearbox, and comes with full weather equipment and a hardtop.

Auction Source: 2015 Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais