Classic Car Insurance for AC Cobra

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The Classic AC Cobra

The original AC Cobra came about in 1961, when legendary American racing driver and car designer, Carroll Shelby, wondered what a powerful American V8 would do for a lightweight British sportscar. Chassis number CSX2000, the original prototype, was built in 1962, with AC relocating the car’s steering box to make way for the oversized engine before adding a beefed-up differential and inboard disc brakes from a Jaguar E-type.

Shipped to Shelby in Los Angeles, the prototype got a 4.7-litre Ford V8. The result was a car that accelerated like nothing else. Production began in 1962 with AC exporting finished cars – minus the engine and gearbox – to Shelby, who promptly squeezed a 4.3-litre V8 under the bonnet of the earlier models. The larger 4.7-litre version of the same Windsor engine would later be fitted. Shelby used to bet customers they couldn’t reach forward and grab a $100 bill from the car’s dashboard as it accelerated from 0-60mph. Few could.

The Mk2 was launched in 1963, bringing rack and pinion steering before the Mk3 car came along in 1965 with wholesale changes that included a new chassis designed by Ford Complete and a 7.0-litre V8 shoehorned under the bonnet. It produced 492PS (362kW) for a 185mph top speed.

Unsurprisingly, the Cobra became a successful racing car winning the 1965 FIA World Sportscar Championship and World Manufacturers Championship – the first American car to do so.

Shelby built 655 leaf and 343 coil-sprung Cobras before the car went off sale in 1968.

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Are you a Member or Fellow of the GRRC? You’ll save up to 15% on vehicle insurance with Goodwood Classic Solutions.

Are you a Member or Fellow of the GRRC? You’ll save up to 15% on vehicle insurance with Goodwood Classic Solutions.

What Is Included In A Goodwood Classic Car Insurance Policy?

We know that features like agreed value, limited mileage discounts, salvage retention, and modification cover are essential to classic car owners. That’s we have carefully reviewed the car insurance providers we work with to ensure they can offer the specialist insurance cover you need, along with the highest standards of protection. We’ve put in the work so that your time can be spent behind the wheel.

The classic car insurance policies we offer are typically unavailable on conventional comparison sites, and our experts have developed a range of comprehensive buying guides and information on market trends if you are still in the process on buying your next classic car.

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The team here at Goodwood Classic Solutions are on hand every day of the week to bring you classic car insurance quotes, or to answer questions and help you make changes to your existing insurance policies.

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Save money with Limited Mileage discounts

Why pay more for classic vehicle insurance? Goodwood Classic Solutions offers limited mileage discounts, so you’ll pay less if you drive less.

Ideal for treasured classics which only grace the roads occasionally, or for those with a whole fleet of vehicles to pick from!

EU Driving Cover

If you are looking to travel abroad with your vehicle, we will aim to provide you with cover to travel to all EU countries and beyond. Some of our policies include this cover free of charge, depending on where you are going and for how long.

Save yourself time and money by insuring all your vehicles with our discounted Multicar policies.

Save yourself time and money by insuring all your vehicles with our discounted Multicar policies.

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