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AC Cobra Series/Models Timeline, Specifications and Pictures

Generations: 3
First production year: 1963
Engines: Gasoline
Body style: Coupé (two-door)
 

1965 - 1967

The 1965 AC Cobra MK III opened a new chapter in the carmaker's history and it proved that an alliance between a British and an American carmaker can work. After Carroll Shelby stepped inside the AC Cars in 1961, the faith of the British carmaker was changed forever. The notorious American racing driver noticed the car's abilities on the track. Ford also hired him to create a car th...

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gasoline engines:

  AC Cobra MkIII 4.7L V8 4MT (280 HP)

1965 - 1967

The original AC Ace was introduced by AC in 1953 and became one of the best-known British roadsters in the world, with an American heart. There are not too many cars in the world that could show the same motorsport pedigree as the AC Ace. That roadster mainly was known as AC Cobra after Carroll Shelby's involvement in producing V-8 powered British roadsters in the U.S. For any petrol...

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gasoline engines:

  AC Cobra 378 MkIV 6.2L V8 6MT

1963 - 1965

AC introduced an updated version for its Ace roadster version in 1962 and fitted it with a Ford 289 engine in the following year, offering a better mix of beauty and performance. After Carroll Shelby visited the AC factory, things started to get better for the small British carmaker. A contract with Ford led to a new market in the U.S. In the U.K., the base version was powered by a Ford inlin...

full description and technical specifications
gasoline engines:

  AC Cobra MkII 4.7L V8 4MT (271 HP)