An AC Cobra Mk II 298, regarded as a ‘one of a kind’ car, will go under the hammer on 30 September and is expected to reach between €300,000 to $500,000.
Aguttes are holding the Grands Heures Automobiles auction at the Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome, Montlhéry, which is 30km south of Paris.
The AC Cobra Mk II 298 is regarded as the authentic modern version of car that made motor racing history in the 1960’s with American and British, engineering and power.
This AC Mk II 289 FIA was built in 1997 by AC Cars, using the original drawings and specification. As is attested by the AC certificate, the car is in every way identical to those built in 1964 and is equipped with aluminium bodywork and the Ford 4.7 litre, 380 bhp V8 engine with Weber carburettors.
The paintwork is “Viking Blue”, the livery of the official Shelby Competition team which took part in major events in 1964and 1965. The car has already participated in the Spa 6-hour race and is eligible for all the events in the historic racing calendar.
The German registration also qualifies this car for normal road use. The auctioneers said she offers an exceptional opportunity to acquire a bit of the history of the celebrated AC marque.