MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC
DARK GREY HIDE
AC COBRA SUPERBLOWER, 1999
MIDNIGHT BLUE METALLIC WITH DARK GREY HIDE
Hexagon Classics are delighted to offer this very low mileage AC Cobra Superblower, one of the most iconic and instantly recognizable sports cars in the world. This is production car number 9 of just 24 Superblower cars produced by AC Car Group Ltd at Brooklands, Surrey. They were produced in aluminium using original factory tooling by English craftsmen. The dark blue metallic paintwork looks perfect set against the gently patinated dark grey hide upholstery. The chromed driver’s roll bar, bonnet scoop and the polished rivets complete the picture.
The AC Cobra is a byword for fast, muscular motoring and for many years in its original guise was listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the World's fastest production car. This AC Superblower is powered by a supercharged Ford 5.0 litre 302 V8 engine, putting 355 bhp at the driver's disposal. A maximum torque figure of 385 lb/ft @ 3,750 rpm is equally impressive. The top speed is a crazy 165 mph and the Superblower delivers a 0-60 mph time in a blistering 4.2 seconds.
Conceived more than 50 years ago by Carroll Shelby from the original AC Ace, the all-aluminium body continued to be hand crafted by AC Cars using the original tooling and retained the enduring good looks that found it favour with a loyal circle of driving enthusiasts around the world.
The Superblower's interior is trimmed with finest English leather and deep pile wool carpeting. Superblower motoring has more to do with muscle-power than creature comfort. When the Cobra was originally conceived it developed a well-earned reputation for delivering the ultimate in performance. The AC Superblower maintained that reputation, and through the introduction of supercharging, it restored this motoring icon’s extremes of power.
Our car is presented in outstanding condition and has been used sparingly since production. It has original Smith instruments set in a period-style dashboard arrangement, which greatly improves the traditional feel of the Superblower. It has visited specialists Redline Engineering for a set of new 15” Halibrand wheel and Avon tyres, new engine drive belt and its supercharger run save upgrade. The car comes complete with has its mohair tonneau cover, and green Perspex sun visors.
The cherished “COB” number plate is also included in the sale. This Cobra is truly a piece of British motoring folklore and will certainly provide thrills galore for its new owner and attract numerous admirers wherever it travels, for just a fraction of the value of the original 1960’s cars.
Available to view now at our London showrooms.
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