The Shelby 1964 AC 289 Cobra is legend of the American racing scene and one of the most iconic sports cars of all time. This particular car is a beautiful example of the American classic racer. It underwent a full restoration in 1992, a restorative project that spanned 5 years.
Most of the components of the car ,including body and chassis, have been kept original. The engine & transmission however, are new. The original 289 has been replaced by a modified 347 stroker V8, producing 498 hp, which has had several modern updates to improve performance and reliability.
The handling components of the car have been improved with upgrades to the suspension, addition of sway bars, and frame bracing. A new radiator and oil cooler, and fan have been added to keep larger engine cool. Wheel flares, bonnet scoop and Halibrand wheels are the main visual upgrades done to the car which have added to it's aggressive, powerful stance. This is a perfect classic with tasteful upgrades that have not interfered with it's classic appearance.
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