The legendary AC Cobra is one of the world's ultimate no-compromise
sports cars. Originally derived from the AC Ace, the brutal Cobra was
the result of Carroll Shelby's dream to combine British chassis
expertise with the easily available power of a large-capacity American
V8 engine. The AC Cobra was produced by Shelby in both roadgoing and
competition versions, and this manual looks at both, although the
emphasis is firmly on the racing cars.
Cobras competed in both Europe and US, and the six years from 1962 to
1967, during which the Cobra was competitive on the international scene,
were characterised by intense battles between the Shelby prepared Cobras
and various Ferraris. The Daytona Coupé Cobras lifted the World GT
Championship in 1965, beating Ferrari to the title. Over fifty years on
from its debut, this much-imitated car is revered the world over, and
original examples have become highly sought-after. This manual provides
a fascinating insight into the design, evolution, operation, maintenance
and restoration of the AC Cobra.