Very few cars offer an experience that is truly one of a kind. Some have the engines in the rear, some have telepathic steering, others make you feel like a kid again, while some seemingly have all the power in the world. But are any of these genuinely thrilling?
There is only one car, that will drive unfiltered fear into the heart of whoever dares to pilot it. That car is the AC Cobra. Originally conceived in 1961 by Carroll Shelby, who requested AC to fit an 8 cylinder engine into his Ace, Shelby went to Chevrolet to source an engine, but was told “no,” as Chevrolet did not want a Corvette competitor. He then went to Ford, and found them happy to supply him with their new Windsor 221 cubic inch V8. AC fitted it in, and the models that followed gained increases in displacement and horsepower until the mighty 427 Cobra was born.
The original, with 485 HP in competition trim, was able to hit 0-60 in 4.0 seconds and a top speed of 185 Mph. This re-creation before you today does not have 485 HP; It has 580 HP.
Its 480 cubic inch fuel injected engine, built to exacting specifications and dyno’d at the rear wheels at 580 horsepower by Gromm Racing in San Jose California makes this the perfect rocket if you live in an area with a lot of hills, or if you find that your life is not exciting enough, even after 16 cups of coffee.
Combine this 8 cylinder nuclear bomb to a full tubular framed chassis, rack and pinion steering, 4 piston disc brakes, 9″ Currie rear end and a Tremec 5 speed transmission, and you have the “recipe to fear” that Shelby originally concocted.
So what are you waiting for? Slide on in, hook together the 5 point belts, and hold on for dear life. A thundering blue streak will be all that other motorists see as you finally realize, that this is truly the car to end all cars – a force to be reckoned with. It will take you back to the glory days of muscle cars of the 1960s. But beware: this is a car that requires concentration and a skilled pilot, lest you end up in a horrific fireball of American glory and patriotism. This Cobra is ready, are you?
FEATURES OF THIS COBRA:
Kit by Classic Roadster LTD
427 FE Side Oiler Re-Built by Gromm Racing
Hilborn Fuel Injection
Viper Blue Paint
RCI 5-Point Harness
American Racing Wheels
Tremec 5 Speed Transmission
9” Currie Rear End
Out of Town Purchases + Delivery:
We have customers across Canada, the US, and through parts of Western Europe. As much as we want to sell cars in British Columbia, we recognize that our brand and business has earned its reputation internationally.
In Canada, every province has different taxation rules and we can accommodate them all. We can help you secure worry free shipping to your door, and assist you with vehicle registration once your car arrives.
You have a number of choices available to you:
The first step is to contact us. We always have our professional photographs, our inspection reports, lien checks, service records, CarProof, and CarFax Reports available to you. We’re happy to refer you to previous out of town customers so you can get a reliable third party account of their experience with us, to give you peace of mind when purchasing a car sight-unseen.
Should you prefer to see, touch, and drive your vehicle prior to purchase, we will pick you up at Vancouver International Airport (YVR). From there, you can choose safe, insured door to door delivery in enclosed transporters that guarantee the arrival of your purchase in the same condition that it left our showroom.
Or, should you opt for an exceptional drive home, we will happily pay up to $250 toward your overnight stay en route.
Please contact us if you have questions or need further information on out of province or international purchases, shipping, and/or sales tax exemptions.
The Fine Print:
Smart people always read the fine print, and you’re smart, so here it is:
- all vehicles subject to prior sale
- all prices subject to applicable taxes and levies
- *Lease payments are quoted on approved credit, and are subject to change from month to month. Applicable taxes, lease acquisition fee and PPSA registration fees additional. Contact us for details or to tailor a quote to your preference. We have terms up to 60 months with as little as $0 down available on most vehicles.
- while we make every effort to ensure our website is correct, sometimes mistakes can, and do happen. Please contact us for exact vehicle options, history, mileage and details. Better still: come in and experience the car for yourself, to confirm it’s right for you. E.+O.E.