1992 AC Cobra

Recreation "Viper"

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1992
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Cream
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: PGC 951K Chassis Number: SABTVR03538065479
In the early 1950s AC seemed doomed as a car maker because all it had were invalid carriages and an old fashioned 2 litre saloon and tourer which had beam front axles and an engine which dated 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 making chassis for a small number of customers. One was bought by Cliff Davis who had a pretty barchetta body made for it after the style of bodies which Touring made for the Ferrari 166. Davis was immensely successful in British racing with his car and thought of putting it in to production, but AC beat him to it and bought the rights to the Tojeiro chassis. AC‘s own Allan Turner revised the body style, turning pretty into beautiful, and so