The AC Cobra was a United Kingdom designed and manufactured sports car that was produced during the 1960s.
Like many British specialist automobile makers, AC Cars had been using the smooth, refined Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace 2-seater roadster. The engine was from before World War II design of BMW which by the 60s the company knew was considered antiquated.
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In trying to improve top speed along the legendary Mulsanne Straight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, a number of enclosed, coupe variations were constructed using the leafspring chassis and running gear of the AC/Shelby Cobra Mark II.
Shelby Motors built 22 427 competition roadsters. In 1965, one was chosen and turned into a special model called the 427 “Cobra to End All Cobras”. The first one of these (number CSX 3015) was actually part of a European marketting tour before its turn around.
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