Friday, April 30, 2010

Carspotting (35): Replica AC Cobra with 455 engine

I saw this replica being loaded onto a carrier today.  It's being shipped to Pennsylvania.  I know it says 427 on the engine.  The engine was bored out to 455 cubic inches.  I hung around to listen to the engine.  It was LOUD.

4 comments:

Matt said...

Wow, that is a beautiful car. This is a classic case of some replica car companies that in essense make a superior car than the original. (i.e Factory Five). My preference is the AC 289 with the more subdued bodywork, but I still like seeing these on the road.

kashgar216 said...

Yup. I agree 100%.

It was a trip to see the guy drive the car onto the second (top) level of the carrier. He first loaded up a 2010 Carrera onto the second level and the rear wheels were spinning a bit. But he had no problems loading up the Cobra, What a pro!

F1Outsider said...

Pretty sweet. These are one of the few replicas worth having. The Cobra and the GT40 are the first two that come to mind when I think about which replicas I wouldn't be embarassed to drive around in.

kashgar216 said...

The Type 65 made by Factory Five is another replica worth owning.

http://www.factoryfive.com/coupehome.html