- Shelby Daytona
The Shelby Daytona Coupe (also referred to as the Shelby Daytona Cobra Coupe) was a coupé based loosely on the AC Cobra roadster chassis and drive-train. It was built for auto racing, specifically to take on Ferrari in the GT class. Just six Daytona original coupes were built between 1964 and 1965. Shelby was reassigned to the Ford GT40 project after that to go compete at the 24 hours of Le Mans, again to beat Ferrari. Pete Brock designed the Daytona's aerodynamic bodywork, while Bob Negstad designed the car's suspension. Negstad also designed the chassis and suspension for the GT40 and the CSX 3000 series Shelby Cobra, often referred to as the "coil-Spring Cobra" chassis. Due to its slippery shape, with the same Ford 289 drive-train and chassis as the 289 Cobra roadster it was much faster at top speed.
1964 12 Hours of Sebring (GT class win, Dave MacDonald/Bob Holbert)
1964 24 Hours of Le Mans (GT class win, Dan Gurney/Bob Bondurant)
1964 RAC Tourist Trophy
1965 [read more...]
- AC Ace
2.0 L I6/2.6 L
4-speed manual (With overdrive available)
90 in (2286 mm)
152 in (3861 mm)
59.5 in (1511 mm)
49 in (1245 mm)
1920 lb (871 kg)
AC Ace was a car made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England.
AC came back to the market after the Second World War with the staid Two-litre range of cars in 1947, but it was with the Ace sports car of 1953 that the company really made its reputation in the post war years. Casting around for a replacement for the ageing Two litre, AC took up a design by John Tojeiro that used a light ladder type tubular frame, all independent transverse leaf spring suspension, and an open two seater alloy body that was made using English wheeling machines, possibly inspired by the Ferrari Barchetta of the day.
Early cars used AC's elderly two [read more...]
- AC 2-Litre
AC 2 litre
"AC 2 litre 2-door 1951"
"AC 2 litre 4-door (circa 1955)"
1947 - 1956
2-door / 4-door saloon, drophead coupé, tourer
1991 cc I6 ohc
74 bhp (55.2 kW)/76 bhp (56.7 kW)
117 in (2972 mm)
184 in (4674 mm)
67 in (1702 mm)
61 in (1,549 mm)
2,912 lb (1,321 kg)
The AC 2 Litre is an exclusive and stylish saloon offered by AC of Thames Ditton in Surrey, England between 1947 and 1956. Two and, from 1953, four door saloons were sold. In addition, as from 1949, a small number of drophead coupés and "Buckland" tourers were produced.
The car's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, six cylinder 1991 cc engine was the unit first offered by the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. However, by 1947 the engine was fed by 3 SU carburetors, and boasted a power output of 74 bhp (55.2 kW), [read more...]
- Shelby Charger
2.2 L Turbo I I4
5-speed A525 manual
96.5 in (2451.1 mm)
174.8 in (4439.9 mm)
66.1 in (1678.9 mm)
50.7 in (1287.8 mm)
The Shelby Charger was a modified 1980s Dodge Charger. Carroll Shelby had tuned the Dodge Omni-based Charger for Dodge from 1983 1/2 to 1987, with the resulting car sold as the Dodge Shelby Charger. When the Charger was discontinued, Shelby bought the last 1,000 and replaced the fuel intake and engine management system with the same high-performance one used in the 1986 Shelby GLHS. It had a blow-through long runner 2-piece intake, modified turbocharger (reclocked with a different compressor cover), and was [read more...]
- Factory Five Racing
Factory Five Racing, Inc. (FFR) is an American automobile company that designs and manufactures assembly kits for replicars and sports cars.
The "kit cars" manufactured by Factory Five are sold as components. They are not pre-assembled by Factory Five. They are intended to be assembled by the purchaser or by a third party.
The original FFR Roadster was based on the innovation of using running gear from a single modern donor vehicle, the high performance Mustang. The Mustang running gear was chosen for a number of reasons, but mostly because of high performance relative to cost and ready availability of parts through dealers. The earlier Mustang 302 V-8 is exactly the same block that powered the original vintage AC Cobra and Ford GT-40 to World Championships in the 60’s. Over a million Mustangs were built between 1987 and 2004 and the performance after-market for these parts is well established.
The donor car path is not the only way to build an FFR [read more...]
- AC Aceca
2.0 or 2.6 L I6
90 in (2286 mm)
153.5 in (3899 mm)
61 in (1549 mm)
2120 lb (962 kg)
The Aceca (pronounced "A-See-Ka") is a closed coupé from the British AC Cars company, produced from 1954 until 1963. The car originally had an AC engine but the similar Bristol-engined Aceca-Bristol was also available alogside the original from 1956 to 1963 when production of the engine ceased. A few cars were built from 1961 to 1963 with a 2553 cc tuned Ford Zephyr engine and sold as the Aceca 2.6.
Based on the open two seat AC Ace, the Aceca was a hand-built grand tourer in the British tradition, with ash wood and steel tubing used in their construction. One notable feature was the hatchback at the rear, making the Aceca only the second car, after the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4, to incorporate this element.
151 Acecas, 169 [read more...]