- AC Greyhound

AC Greyhound Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1959–1963 83 made Class Coupé Engine 2.0/2.2/2.5 litre I6 Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 100 in (2540 mm) Length 175 in (4445 mm) Width 65.5 in (1664 mm) Height 53 in (1346 mm) Curb weight 2185 lb (991 kg) The AC Greyhound (1959-1963) was a 2+2 version of the Ace and Aceca automobiles made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. The Greyhound, of which 83 examples were built, had a two-door, four-seater aluminium body, and inherited most of the technical components of the Ace and Aceca: ladder-frame chassis independent coil spring suspension front and rear. Unlike the Ace and Aceca the rear suspension used semi-trailing arms. 4-speed manual gearbox, overdrive optional rack and pinion steering; 11.75 in (298 mm) disc brake front, 11 in (279 mm) drum brake rear Various straight-six engines were fitted: 1.991-litre AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg) 1.971-litre Bristol 100D2 [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. Current models 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. Roadster 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 Frua

AC Frua Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1965–1973 81 made Class Coupé Convertible Engine 7 litre V-8 Transmission 4-speed manual 3 speed automatic Wheelbase 95 in (2,413 mm) Length 176 in (4,470 mm) Width 68 in (1,727 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 3,150 lb (1,430 kg) Designer Pietro Frua The AC Frua or AC 428 is a British GT built by AC Cars from 1965 to 1973. With an Italian body, British chassis, and American big block V-8 it is a true hybrid. It is also extremely rare, with only 81 cars built in total: 49 coupés (known as fastbacks), 29 convertibles, and 3 special bodied. The Frua is often confused with the very similar looking Pietro Frua designed Maserati Mistral. However, only the front quarter windows and door handles are shared. The convertible version of the car featured in the final series of The Avengers where it was driven by both the characters John Steed and Tara King. History The Frua is built on an AC Cobra 427 Mark [read more...]

- AC 3000ME

AC 3000ME Production launched 1973 finally available for sale 1979-1984 Body style 2-door mid-engined sports car Engine 2994 cc V6 Transmission 5-speed manual all-symchromesh Wheelbase 90.5 in (2299 mm) Length 157 in (3988 mm) (saloon) Width 65 in (1651 mm) Height 45 in (1143 mm) The AC 3000ME is a British built and designed sports car that was launched at the 1973 London Motor Show in 1973 and offered for sale by AC Cars between 1979 and 1984. Despite a modern design and a favourable press reception, it was launched in the wake of a massive oil price surge and development was delayed by supplier problems. It was not a commercial success. Origins The 1970s were not a good period for luxury car manufacturers and AC Managing Director W Derek Hurlock went searching for a totally new smaller car. Mid-engined designs were in fashion at the time and in 1972 the Diabolo, a prototype with an Austin Maxi engine and transaxle was built by privateers Peter [read more...]

- AC Cobra

Shelby Cobra redirects here. See also the Shelby Mustang Cobra AC Cobra Manufacturer AC Cars/Ford Motor Company Also called Shelby Cobra Production 1961-1967 Assembly Thames Ditton, Surrey, England Body style 2-door roadster Layout FR layout MkI Production 1962-1963 Engine 260 cu in (4.3 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,019 lb (916 kg) MkII Production 1963-1965 Engine 289 cu in (4.7 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 151.5 in (3,848 mm) Width 61 in (1,549 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,315 lb (1,050 kg) MkIII Production 1965-1967 Engine 427 cu in (7.0 L) V8 Wheelbase 90 in (2,286 mm) Length 156 in (3,962 mm) Width 68 in (1,727 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 2,355 lb (1,068 kg) The AC Cobra, also known colloquially as the Shelby Cobra in North America, is an [read more...]

- Shelby Dakota

Shelby Dakota Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1989 Class Mid-size pickup truck Body style 2-door truck Layout FR layout Platform N-body Engine 5.2 L LA V8 Transmission 4-speed A500 automatic Related Dodge Dakota The Shelby Dakota was a limited-production performance version of the Dodge Dakota Sport pickup truck. Offered by Shelby for 1989 only, it was his first rear wheel drive vehicle in many years. The Shelby Dakota started with a short-wheelbase, short-bed, standard-cab pickup. The 3.9 L V6 was removed in favor of the company's 5.2 L V8 with throttle-body injection. On paper, the swap looked simple since both engines were similar, but the tight space in the Dakota's engine compartment meant removing the engine-driven fan in front and using electric ones instead. Output was just 5 hp (3.7 kW) up (to 175 hp) but torque was 270 ft·lbf (370 N·m). Special wheels and trim proclaimed the car's heritage. At the time, it was the [read more...]

More Pictures

2008 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

Mustang 69 Mach1

Mustang

Shelby Cobra GT