My Car Quest

December 14, 2018

The AC Cobra Mk. IV

The most fun was the Angliss-Shelby fight - in the pages of CAR magazine… by Wallace Wyss - The AC Cobra, as most Cobra fans know, was developed from the AC 2.6 which was a later model developed from the AC Ace, which had gone into production … [Read more...]

The Mid-Engine (Almost) AC Shelby

The Almost Superstar: How two Californians invented a car that almost made it into production…. by Wallace Wyss - Ya gotta admit, in the performance car world, Carroll Shelby was an inspiration to many. Here’s the basic formula for his … [Read more...]

AC Cobra Mk IV Video

by Mike - We took a drive in the AC Cobra and Rebecca was the cameraman. Note she does not take direction well. This is one of the most fun cars we have ever owned. It is beautiful, fast and makes just the right engine noise. I also get a lot … [Read more...]

What’s In A Name – Shelby Cobra: AC Cobra: AC-Ford Cobra or Shelby AC Cobra?

by Mike - The Cobra was introduced in the September 1962 issue of Road & Track. On the cover at the top they called it the AC-Ford Cobra and at the bottom the cover photo was labeled Shelby AC Cobra. Inside, the article title is AC-Ford … [Read more...]

This AC Cobra Arrived Today

by Mike - I became interested in the AC Cobra Mk IV almost two years ago after a chance encounter with Robert Krantz and his AC Cobra at a Cars & Coffee event. Robert educated me on this unique piece of European style with American muscle … [Read more...]

The AC Cobra Mk IV – This Would Be A Cool Car To Own

by Mike - I attended my first Cars & Coffee in June 2013 at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, California. I drove the Grifo - it was about a 100 mile round trip drive. There were some great cars and some interesting people too. I met Robert … [Read more...]

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