Impressed by the performance of the AC cars, Carroll Shelby combined the stout AC chassis and lightweight body with a Ford V8 engine, creating one of the best racing sports cars of its generation. Designed by Tojeiro, the first AC car was used as a base for the Cobra. The simple frame with large diameter steel tubes and all-independent suspension gave the car great handling. Warner all-synchromesh transmission was used and the gear ratios were finely tuned. Amongst the many qualities of the AC Cobra, the cornering abilities stand out, as well as the power distribution. Inside, the car is simple, featuring all the necessary gauges, nice seats and a spacious glove box.
A few things to be aware of before buying an AC Cobra: the car isn’t in its comfort zone in traffic with its high gearing, high torque engine and sensitive clutch. Moreover, steering makes parking rather complex. Finally, when using headlights, wipers, heater while operating in low rpm, the car doesn’t get enough input current. Be sure to test-drive the car at different speeds and in different environments to evaluate its condition. A 1963 AC Cobra in good condition will be an enjoyable classic, whereas one that needs extensive service will require long hours in the shop and generate expensive bills. The Beverly Hills Car Club team can share tips and advice to help you find the right model at the right price. Don’t hesitate to call the friendly staff today to hear more recommendations.
Come visit the Beverly Hills showroom anytime and find out about their 1963 AC Cobra models for sale. If you’re not in the area, feel free to browse the online inventory. The team is looking forward to meeting you and helping you with your purchase. Known for their top quality service and good offer, the team will guide you through the buying process in a hassle-free environment.
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