The AC Cobra was also known as the Shelby Cobra, from its creator, Carroll Shelby. After winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Shelby retired and wanted to build a light and powerful sports car with superb handling. He asked AC to provide the chassis and body based on the previous AC Aces and fitted a Ford V8 in was would be called the AC Cobra. The first cars boasted a 260 and 289-cubic-inches engines with an output of 306 hp. The smaller engine was then upgraded to a 427-cubic-inches unit delivering 425 hp. The 427 only needed 4.2 seconds to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph and could reach a top speed of 165 mph. A limited edition of Shelby Mustang GT would also be made from 1965 to 1969. Aside from the engine, one of the qualities of the AC Cobra was its beautiful roadster body.
Between 1962 and 1968, 654 units of the small-block engine were built and 350 units of the bigger 427-cubic-inches model. Rare and highly sought after, the 1966 AC Cobra models go quick and command a high price. However, it’s important to ensure the car is authentic and in the condition advertised. One tip The Beverly Hills Car Club will give you is to prefer a car that has been used regularly and shows a comprehensive history of mileage. Car that have been seated in a garage most of their lives tend to deteriorate faster. The Beverly Hills Car Club is known for regularly sharing best practice recommendations for buying good classics at the right value. Call the team anytime to hear more. Additionally, The Beverly Hills Car Club has a large inventory of classic cars for sale.
Come visit the Los Angeles classic car dealership and meet the team today. The friendly staff would love to help you find the right 1966 AC Cobra, whether they have it in inventory or not. The team will provide you with helpful advice in a hassle-free environment. Connect today and get started!
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