AC COBRA 289
Like many British manufacturers, AC Cars had been using the Bristol straight-6 engine in its small-volume production, including its AC Ace two-seater roadster. This had a hand-built body with a steel tube frame, and aluminium body panels that were made using English wheeling machines. The engine was a pre-World War II design by BMW which by the 1960s was considered dated. In 1961 Bristol decided to cease production of its engine.
In September 1961, American retired race car driver and automotive designer Carroll Shelby wrote to AC asking if they would build him a car modified to accept a V8 engine. Bristol engines for the AC Ace two-seater sports car had recently been discontinued so AC agreed, provided a suitable engine could be found. Shelby went to Chevrolet to see if they would provide him with engines, but not wanting to add competition to the Corvette they said no. However, Ford wanted a car that could compete with the Corvette and they happened to have a brand new engine which could be used in this endeavor: the Windsor 3.6-litre (221 cu in) engine – a new lightweight, thin-wall cast small-block V8. Ford provided Shelby with two engines.
CSX 2111 was delivered as a road car, it has been enjoyed by many gentlemens for road use, it has been in Patrick Peter hands for almost 7 years, afer this went in the east of france for a short while. and the last owner a well known historic racer, gave CSX 2111 a super energic racing career during the last 10 years. the cobra did Tour auto, le mans classic many times and was raced in peter auto 60's endurace for many seasons. allways updated with the best specifications by the cobra specialist Equipe Europe. the car has many victory, and is a serious competitor for any racing events.
CSX2111 has been prepared to best specifications , as the owner wanted to respect the histoy of the car, orignal seats , original gear box, road engine , road wheels are included in he sale of this amazing AC COBRA, that can be as you wish or a mighty racer, or a beauty for road use.