Classic Car Catalogue

AC 1963

Great Britain

Ace – discontinued
 Ace Bristol
 Ace 2.6
Greyhound – discontinued
 Cobra 260
 Cobra 289 – new version 

AC Greyhound


The A.C. factory at Thames Ditton has suspended production of all other models to concentrate on the Cobra, which is in great demand in the United States. The big V8 sitting in the show chassis on the A.C. stand looks a bit too much for the frail-looking twin-tube chassis. The car is now fitted with a 4.7-litre engine giving 300 b.h.p. at 5,850 r.p.m. on an 11 : 1 compression ratio and a single Holley carburetter. The name Ford Cobra is cast into the valve covers and one gets the impression that A.C, are now in the position of a Ford subsidiary. (London report, October '63)

Cobra 289 from 1963 gets 300bhp 4727cc (289 cubic inch) engine and 155 mph top speed.



AC Ace

Cobra at Earls Court

  24h Le Mans 15-16.06-1963 Entrant: Results: Index:
    chassis     gen. class perf. eff.
3 Cobra Daytona CSX2131 Bolton/Sanderson A. C. 7th 1st GT 4.0-5.0 10th  
4 Cobra Daytona CSX2142 Hugus/Jopp Ed Hugus dnf - - -

AC Cobra Daytona, chassis #CSX2131, engine: Ford 4.728 cc (Peter Bolton / Ninian Sanderson), A.C. Cars Ltd / W. Hurlock at 24h Le Mans.