Lot 162 - 1967 AC Cobra by Autocraft
|Result||Sold - £19,600|
The hugely charismatic AC Cobra has remained the undisputed market leader for more than 25 years within the field of replica cars, with DAX and Autocraft having steadily established themselves as much sought after classic sports cars in their own right. It's no exaggeration to say that these cars tend to amaze all who go out in them; harnessing the power with consummate ease and providing levels of grip, composure and ride comfort that simply have to be experienced to be believed.
With all AC Cobra style cars, the devil is in the detail. Power is nothing if the look and feel is that of compromise. Not here. The chassis has been completely shot blasted and nylon dipped for long life. The engine is a small block Chevrolet unit with 350ci capacity mated to a TH450 automatic gearbox. An oil cooler and high-volume radiator at the front assists matters. The wheels are also correct polished magnesium ‘American Racing Mags’ and shod with new Kumo rubber. In the sunshine, you will also notice the lustrous paintwork; this is because the paintwork was undertaken by one of the McLaren F1 painters and friend of a previous vendor. The seats are the correct steel rimmed versions and a burr walnut dash and Motolita steering wheel finish off this Cobra. The driving experience is exhilarating with the exhaust a magnificent accompaniment.
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