2012 AC Cobra 289 MKII Classic Aluminium Contiuation
2012 AC Cobra MKII Classic Aluminium Continuation Car
The motorcar offered is a AC heritage division hand crafted Cobra 289.
Built as a homage to the 50th Anniversary of the Cobra from 1962-2012. It was unveiled at the Geneva International Motor Show in 2012, alongside the AC 378 GT Zagato Prototype.
This vehicle has been hand crafted by AC Heritage, located at the birthplace of British Motorsport. Brooklands Motor Circuit in Surrey.
The AC Factory craftsman produced the sixteen gauge aluminium body on the original factory wooden body bucks.We furthered the accuracy of this build with reference from our archive of the Thames Ditton factory drawings to achieve an exact MKII 289 to factory specification.
In reference to the chassis, it has been manufactured on the factory AC chassis tooling, with the correct three inch diameter main rails and meets all current requirements for historic racing, making it eligible for the FIA HTP approval.
This motorcar is currently in left hand drive specification, at this stage it would be easily reconfigured to right hand drive.
The vehicle is identified as COB2620 with an official certificate of authenticity with relevant chassis plate and markings throughout, recognised within the factory ledger, that holds all factory information of AC continuation cobras to date. In addition to this the vehicle can be road registered correctly as an ‘AC’ Motorcar with the DVLA through the approval process.
In the spirit of the production of the Shelby Cobras created in period.
Our AC Heritage team have produced a ‘glider’ car that has the body panels fully wrapped.(fitted). The bodywork is produced on an english wheel and has been gas welded together using its parent metal, these traditional skills are unique to period AC Cobra construction.
The internal panels all pre fitted including the fibreglass footboxes and wheel well. The bespoke aluminium panel work (floors,gearbox tunnel boot floors etc) have all been pre fitted and are easily removable for fitment of mechanical components.
The suspension is partially assembled for show purposes, and is currently in a rolling form.
There is no engine or transmission with this vehicle.
The vehicle also features brand new MWS 6 x15 inch stainless steel wire wheels on unused Blockley 205/70V/R15’s, with AC twin eared spinners. The windscreen is period correct from Brasscraft.
A unique opportunity to create a road or race car to exact period specification.
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1964 Aston Martin DB5
This matching numbers 1964 Aston Martin DB5, in factory Silver Birch with black interior.
AC Buckland Year:1953 Chassis No: EH1984 Registration No: PAR 419
The AC Buckland is a development from the AC two litre saloon,which is the highest produced vehicle by AC cars, however the Buckland is a rarer breed with only sixty of the open top tourers produced with even fewer being the straight door mark one.
Here we have one of the AC Owners Club founders Harold Day’s AC Buckland racer, after competing in events at Goodwood,Brands Hatch and Silverstone.The most notable being the first AC to compete at the Chichester based circuit. The vehicle has been restored from the ground up,it retains its original chassis and the period aluminium bodywork, this has been stripped back to bare metal, media blasted and bodywork imperfections were restored, however unlike most race cars, this does retain the fabric that it left the factory with.
Additional original parts including original front and rear bench seats, hood frame, full windscreen and fuel tank are included however these need refurbishing if the new custodian would like to convert the vehicle back to full road specification. The dashboard has the original gauges that have been mechanically rebuilt leaving the original AC faces on show.
The racer features an aluminium radiator, oil cooling system, Kenlow fan, bespoke shock absorbers and stainless steel exhaust system. Furthermore all running gear has been totally nut and bolt rebuilt,
In addition to this the brake system includes braided brake hoses, uprated brake shoes with competition linings have been installed. The drivetrain has been rebuilt including bearings, seals, and crown wheel and pinion.
The Fuel delivery system includes a facet electric fuel pump in addition to this all electrical loom has been overhauled. Furthermore the wheels were shot blasted,painted and sporting Dunlop L section competition tyres.
Other race specification features of the car includes aluminium foam filed fuel tank, safety features including a battery cut off switch and fire extinguisher.
PAR 419 Competition History
In 1953 the car had its feet first on the track at the Silverstone eights club event on the 6th of June, it then went on to make history as the first known AC to compete at Goodwood on 25th July and then once again on the 12th September. Additional eventsin 1953 included the Eastbourne rally and the Chichester Motor Club Concours. Only having a single showing in 1954 when it competed at the Eights Club at Silverstone in May. After a year off from the track it returned back to the Eights Club once again on the 2nd of June 1956. Then it attended the AC Owners club sprint meeting at Brands Hatch on the 16th September. It returned to the track the following year on the 1st June for a sprint, in the company of three drivers, Harold and Elizabeth Day also George Griggs. It then went on to compete in the Silverstone eights club once again, and lastly the Heston Concours 57’.
Just under a decade later the Buckland sprung onto Brands Hatch for a AC Owners Club Sprint in 1966 under new custodianship. Later in its life it competed in the Goodwood Revival in the Fordwater Trophy in 2015, exactly sixty two years to the day that H.Day competed in a Handicap race on the 12th September 1953. It most recently competed in the AC owners club sprint in November 2015 at Goodwood, and would have been awarded the Knickered Demon Trophy (Fastest AC engine AC) if the Driver had been a club member.
Personally Owned by Derek Hurlock , OPG 192, built in 1950 at AC Cars in Thames Ditton works where it was fitted with Independent Front Suspension the result was a very robust split-axle suspension , the outcome of the exercise was rather mixed; the ride and steering on poor road surfaces was greatly improved, but made the steering somewhat heavier than beam-axled cars. The company, seeing in the far and not too distant future the end of volume production for the saloon, lost interest in the future development of the IFS. This holding significant value being the only Two Litre to have IFS. The car has been displayed at Club Events by Derek Hurlock. OPG 192 is captured here at a very wet Silverstone. In addition to this following the end of the second world war, the RAC Rally was finally revived in 1951. OPG 192 was entered by AC Cars for the event, driven by Derek Hurlock and Jock Henderson. The start of the rally was in Hastings and the finish in Bournemouth. The car had been photographed on the rally as seen. Being rich in history of AC cars, its a project worth saving, would make a genuine period competition or rally car.
The Two Litre requires a complete restoration of body, wood and mechanical work, the engine was in running condition prior to removal four years ago, however it has been put into storage. The cars leather interior and other components e.g steering wheel etc seem in good condition still.
Further Photos will be added of current condition
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1998 Porsche 911 Carrera 2
We have recently taken this vehicle as a part exchange.
A well cared for 996 Porsche Carrera 2, as seen in most desirable colour scheme Silver with black leather interior.
This vehicle pulls exceptionally well, with a recent clutch replacement, and has had no expense spared on maintenance .
This is a rare, desirable and classic American muscle car. An genuine early 1966 'GT' coupe, very original, no power brakes, no power steering…this car was built to go fast. Original Raven Black, built in San Jose, CA in October 1965 (1966 cars were built from August 65, so this is an early 66 car). Standard black vinyl interior with a Hurst 4 Speed Manual transmission.
In 1961, Lee Iacocca, vice president and general manager of the Ford Motor Company, had a vision. He imagined a car that would seat four people, have bucket seats, a floor mounted shifter, be no more than 180 inches long, weigh less than 2,500 pounds, and sell for less than $2,500.00. His dream became a reality when the Ford Mustang was born. The first generation Mustang was launched in April 1964 with Ford running three advertising campaigns on all three major TV channels across America at the same time. On the first day the car became available, Ford sold 22,000 Mustangs and by the end of the year, nearly half a million Mustangs had found new homes. A range of engines, body styles and extras ensured that the Mustang had a very broad appeal. In 1965 the 'Mustang GT' was introduced and featured five dial instruments, thicker roll bars, quick ratio steering, dual exhausts that exited through the rear valance, dual mounted fog lights in the grille, and special lower body side stripes. Another popular option was the 'Rally Pac' which added a tachometer and a clock. To this day, the GT models are the most desirable and sought-after of all the Mustangs.
This is a truly great example of a 1966 Mustang GT. 4 speed manual. It has the 289 ci, A Code 4.7-litre which produced 225 bhp. It has spent all it’s life in Southern California. When it was bought by the current owner about 2 years ago, where it had been dry stored in a Huntingdon Beach garage and off the road for many years, it was very solid but needed some work to get it to run again. The previous owner bought it in 1968/69, his son said his father used to take the car to the Lions Drag Strip, Long Beach CA at weekends before it closed in 72. It was set up for weekend racing at the drag strip as it’s a very quick car.
It has a manual Hurst 4 speed shifter, factory front and rear seat belts, the carpets look new. Headline is all original and in good condition, the radio works. It originally had Center Line rims but these have now been changed back to the original GT rims and new tyres with less that 500 miles on them. Limited slip diff. So apart from cleaning it up and getting it road worthy and drivable this is a very original car.
All taxes and duties are paid, it has a new MOT and tax exempt.
Work to date: - Repair radiator, flush & clean - Clean up engine bay - Clean up engine & transmission - Fresh oil change - Turn rear drums - Flush fuel tank & fuel lines - New engine harness wiring - New Battery - New front brake callipers - New front & rear brake hoses - Resurface flywheel - New clutch & pressure plate - New bearings throughout - New pan gasket - New spark plugs - New air cleaner and filter - New starter cable - New valve cover gaskets - New carburettor - New fan belts - New fuel filter - New header gaskets - New header bolts - New exhaust - New water pump - New brake master cylinder - New points - New rear brake shoes & wheel cylinders
We have included a video quick walk around the car plus a short video taken in California of it being driven around and before it was shipped over to the UK (still on the old Center Line rims)…and a few period images from the Lions Drag Strip where is would have competed in a ‘Run what you brung’ type of event.