And that brings the AC Cobra story up to date.
Performance wasn’t sparkling but that didn’t stop Ford granting Angliss rights to the Cobra name.
As fine a road car as the Shelby Cobra makes, the real reason the Texan created the Anglo-American hybrid sports car was to be successful in motor sport.
The 427 established a benchmark time of 14.5 seconds for the 0-100-0 run. Remarkable stuff.
The end of an era.
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A cute Italian, cheaper than an Alfa - and possessed of a chassis that doesn't seem to know it's front drive
Whether for trials or racing, this is what goes into the vintage tiddler.
One's an Austin-Healey, the other an MG. Either is a great-handling choice for the track.
Inherently tough as a road car, the Amazon is cheaper to rally-prep than a 911 or Escort.
At the top historic level, this is what goes into it, and this is what it will take.
Once an expensive must-have for the '70s Jet Set, the whale-tail 911 Turbo is now half the price of an early 911 - and it's a much better car than legend suggests.
Fancy racing in packs with less than 50bhp to play with? Then a 2CV could be for you. Here's what goes into a tin snail - with added Tabasco.
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