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AC Cobra MK IV 'Short Nose'

Year of manufacture 1986

Date of First Registration: 10/04/1986
Chassis Number: AK1147
Mileage: 40.000

The MK IV Cobra was manufactured by AC/Autokraft at Brooklands Motor Circuit.

This particular left hand drive example, was supplied new to Mr Fayer Bayzid during 1986 to the following specification taken from the AC Factory Build Ledger:
– Left Hand Drive
– Black with Red Stripe body colour
– Black Trim and Tonneau
– Hood Scoop
– Shortened Nose,
– Auto Transmission
– oil cooler

Following delivery of the vehicle it was exported to Portugal later that year. After a short term overseas it was repatriated by its second owner Mr Leslie Kitson in August of 1988.

Under Mr Kitson’s care the motorcar was dispatched to Autokraft for a manual gearbox conversion.

The paperwork indicates that the following mechanical upgrades had been installed over a 6 year period:
– Detachable roll over bar ( included in sale, not mounted)
– Harvey Bailey front/rear anti roll bars
– Uprated front and rear coil springs
– All round Koni adjustable shock absorbers front and rear
– Aeroquip stainless steel brake lines

At this time Mr Kitson had a 302cu SVO lightweight engine built by Performance Unlimited of Dunnington, apparently to this specification:
– Ford Motorsport 302 Block (Four Bolt Mains)
– Crower Rods
– Custom made alloy pistons
– Crower ‘3/4 Race’ Camshaft
– Baffled Alloy Sump
– Uprated Oil Pump
– Bosch Fuel Pump
– Mallory Dual Point Distributor
– Gas flowed Ford Motorsport GT40- type cylinder heads
– Roller Rockers
– 4 to 1 Balanced exhaust manifold
– Full dual stainless steel rear exit exhaust system
– Quad 44 IDF Weber Downdraught Carburettors
– Kenlowe Fan
– Doug Nash (Richmond) 5 Speed Gearbox with Hurst Shifter
– Lakewood Shatterproof Bell Housing
– Full Dual Stainless Steel Exhaust

Most of these works were carried out at 20,000 miles are documented in the comprehensive history file. The result of these works left the vehicle with 380 bhp and 370 ft/lbs of torque at the time of the build, and is suitable for use of lead free fuels.

The motorcar is lent a more period feel by its Moto-Lita Woodrim steering wheel and 15 inch alloy wheels with three eared knock offs and Le Mans fuel filler cap.


Price € 220.000,-

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