The AC Cobra or Shelby Cobra was introduced in 1962 and based on the previous AC Ace and Aceca models. Carroll Shelby was impressed by the performance of the AC model while racing at Le Mans and asked AC to make a model with a V8 engine. AC went on to build the AC Cobra with a V8 engine from Ford. Using a tubular frame with aluminum panels and a light engine, the AC Cobra only weighed 2,100 lbs. The 260-hp engine was bolted to a four-speed transmission. The car was both light and powerful and top speed was recorded at 140 mph. 75 AC Cobra models were built between 1962 and 1963, before the engine was upgraded to a Ford 270-hp V8 unit. The body style of the AC Cobra was very popular when the car came out and is now an iconic and timeless design.
If you’re considering a 1962 AC Cobra for your next classic car purchase, you probably already know a lot about the model. Don’t hesitate to ask The Beverly Hills Car Club if you’re unsure about the specifications of a particular model. With many years of experience dealing with classics, the team has acquired an extensive knowledge of the different models and also of the market trends. The representatives also often share tips and advice with buyers to help you make the best transaction. When buying a 1962 AC Cobra it’s good to know that many replicates were made from 1970. It can be useful to ask a specialist to inspect the car’s documentation, chassis and engine thoroughly.
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