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The AC Cobra was introduced in 1962 when Carroll Shelby convinced AC to give him cars that could fit a V8 engine. Shelby then went to Ford to get the new small-block V8 engine. The result was an elegant and simple British roadster with a powerful American V8. The first models of Shelby Cobra were using the chassis of previous AC models, which was abandoned when production shifted to the Shelby Cobra 427 model. A 289 model was built alongside in Europe. The AC Cobra 427 featured a new chassis, new suspension system and new design cues. The V8 engine was tuned to offer 390 hp for the road cars and up to 480 hp for the race models.
Looking to purchase a classic AC?
Should you be looking to purchase a 1965 AC Cobra, there are a few things to know about the model. Some specialists agree to say that the Cobra 427 was too fast for its chassis and not as refined as the following iteration. However, the model is a valuable classic nowadays thanks to its rarity and great performance. The Beverly Hills Car Club team is a great resource when buying a classic. The team is composed of classic car enthusiasts and experts who will share many tips and advice with you to help you make a good transaction. One recommendation they’ll give you is to make sure you ask the owner for service and maintenance records to get some information on the car’s history. Learning about the services performed on the model will give you valuable insight on the condition of the car and allow you to better assess its value.
Come visit The Beverly Hills Car Club dealership today and view the current inventory of classics for sale. The team welcomes you anytime and looks forward to helping you find a good model of 1965 AC Cobra. Call the friendly staff today to find out more about their services and offers!
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