The AC Cobra was first built in 1962 in England by AC Cars as a 2-seat roadster with a Bristol straight-6 engine. However, Carrol Shelby wrote to AC asking if they could manufacture a car that would be able to fit a large V8 motor. AC happily obliged, and Shelby went out looking for a V8. Eventually going with an all-new Ford 221 cu in (3.6L) engine. Production of the first Shelby branded Cobra was chassis number CSX2000. As the years went on, AC continued to produce V8 Cobras. In 1965, with the introduction of the MkIII Cobra, Ford assisted in the design of the car and placed its infamous 427 cu in (7.0L) engine in the car. This engine was rated at 425 horsepower for the standard model. The competition model added 60 horsepower and raised the top speed from 164 mph to 185 mph. These model Cobras are especially rare because only 56 cars were produced of the planned 100. Today, an authentic 427 Cobra S/C can fetch over a million dollars at auctions.
- 5,785 Miles
- Run and Drive Verified
- Primary Damage: Front End
- Estimated Retail Value: $65,000
- 7.0L V8 Engine
- Rear Wheel Drive
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Pre-bidding on this Ford Cobra will end at 11:00 AM CDT on Monday October 2nd, 2017. Live bidding will then begin an hour later at 12:00 PM CDT. Whether you’re planning on bidding on this Ford Cobra or not, be sure to attend the live auction to watch this vehicle sell to the highest bidder.