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For Sale: 1956 AC Cobra in Boise, Idaho

$499,995 (OBO)

Vehicle Description

1956 Alloy AC Ace AEX198

  • Number 198 of the 200 Alloy Bodied AC Ace’s ever build

  • Fresh frame off restoration By HRE Motorsports

  • Built to FIA standards and is ready to race

1956 Alloy bodied AC Ace chassis number AEX198 is one of the first 200 built. Originally equipped with a 2.0L overhead cam straight-six engine and delivered to its first owner in the state of Virginia.

This early and very desirable Ace has just completed a no expense spared nut and bolt restoration by HRE Motorsports in Freeport, New York to the highest quality standards using original date coded components to meet 1963 FIA Racing Specification.

The build was done professionally in the early 1960's includes a 270hp hi performance 289 mated to a first generation Cobra T-10 transmission with reverse lockout shifter.  MGB rack & pinion knee action independent front suspension mated to a Series 1 Salisbury Jag Independent rear differential. Standard 3.45:1 gear ratio, inboard disc brakes and coil over shocks at all four corners running on hand built Kidney Bean Knock-Off wheels with original spinners. Harrison expansion tank, S2 Cobra intake, Autolite, Original English wiring harness, the list goes on.

Painted in its original color of Wimbledon White on painstakingly sourced original Red Leather interior (originally green). Original Moto-Lita wood steering wheel restored in England along with the original Bristol speedometer, Sun Tach and factory gauges.

This Ace is the exact car Carroll Shelby wanted to build back at the onset. It is flawless and ready for a discerning Collector, Museum, Vintage or Historic Race Candidate.

Please contact us with any questions or international shipping quote.

Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1130236
  • Price:$499,995 (OBO)
  • Location:Boise, Idaho
  • Year:1956
  • Make:AC
  • Model:Cobra
  • Exterior Color:Wimbledon White
  • Interior Color:Red
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:23
  • Restoration History:Fully Restored
  • Exterior Condition:Excellent
  • Seat Material:Leather
  • Engine History:Replaced
  • Engine Condition:Running
  • Drive Train:Rear-wheel drive