AutoKraft / Brian Angliss acquired the rights to the AC name and a number of original tools and body bucks in the early 1980’s and started to build Cobra’s on the original style of the MKIII car with a few alterations. Named the AC MKIV the project was relatively short lived, production costs and a court case with Carol Shelby over the rights to use the Cobra name meant that only some 480 cars were produced before production ceased in 1996. A number of variations of the cars were built including carbon bodied cars, lightweight alloy, supercharged versions and lastly with Lotus V8’s fitted.
This wonderful aluminium bodied example, presented in rosso corso red, comes with a 5 litre fuel injected Ford engine with a GT40 type heads, upgraded suspension and has a recorded 13,670 miles on the clock. The car comes with full weather equipment, tonneau, wind deflectors and a MoT which expires April 2014.
A stunning example few sports cars sound as good and have such immense presence on the road – exhilarating and ruggedly beautiful, this iconic British sportscar is a real head turner with performance to match. Certainly a star of the future I can only see values going up for these cars which seem good value for an genuine AC with an alloy body.