Chassis Number: COB 6120 Right Hand Drive: UK Supplied:
Original Registration Number: One of 19 Produced
The last series of AC Cobra (coil spring) was produced between 1965 and 1968. The updated chassis was designed by Bob Negstadt of Shelby-American and Allen Turner of AC in co-operation with Ford, Detroit. The previous model chassis was modified with its main tubes enlarged and set further apart and coil springs replaced the transverse leaf arrangement. Cars with 289 cu in (4.7 litre) engines were sold in Britain and Europe while America took the 427 with a 7-litre engine version
This last Cobra variant missed homologation for the 1965 racing season and was not raced by the Shelby team, however the cars were raced successfully by many privateers and went on to win races all the way into the 1970’s. Our car is just one of only nineteen cars produced & was supplied new on the 1st
September 1967 to William Cadbury by Lincoln Motors of Birmingham UK. #6120 is fully detailed in the latest “Shelby American” World Registry and the car was also featured and road tested in “Autocar” w/e 21st April 1979, a copy of the magazine is included in the historical file.
We understand from original records that the motorcar had been owned by a number of very well-known collectors who have had the Cobra maintained to exceptional standards.
The last owner acquired the AC some 10 years ago and had commissioned a comprehensive restoration which was completed in August 2014 by one of the UK’s leading AC restorers Historic Automobiles Ltd. Also accompanying the car is a report carried out by two ACOC accredited independent period AC Cobra specialists.
We are delighted to offer for sale this ultra-rare and a highly collectable concours prepared AC Cobra, which we understand is now only one of fifteen cars that survive in its original formENQUIRE NOW
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