1982 AC Cobra

Recreation by Intermeccanica

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1982
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motor Cars
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX

Saturday 4th October 2008
Motor Cars at 15:00

In the early 1950s AC seemed doomed as a car maker because all it had were invalid carriages and an old fashioned two litre saloon and tourer which had beam front axles and an engine dating back to 1919. The company experimented with a number of horizontally-opposed engines, but none saw production. As it seemed that AC would fade, John Tojeiro was meanwhile making chassis for a small number of customers. They were simple but effective ladder frames with independent front and rear suspension by transverse leaf springs and lower wishbones. AC''s own Allan Turner revised the body style, turning pretty into beautiful, and so the AC Ace was born. It was an immensely successful car in every way, it sold strongly, won races and was perhaps the loveliest car of its era, bar none. AC, however, had no replacement in