AC Cars and the legacy of the AC Cobra

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Inextricably linked with the legendary sports car of the 1960s, AC Cars will be reaffirming its rights to the Cobra name when it unveils the new AC Cobra GT roadster in 2023.

AC Cars is the legitimate owner of the AC Cobra trademark for new cars in the UK, Europe and key markets around the world. Fiercely protecting the authenticity of genuine AC-badged cars, and the investment its customers make, the company has fought off imitators or companies passing their products off as genuine.

Workmen building AC Cobra in Thames Ditton UK
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AC Cars was an original partner in the Cobra project, and the manufacturer of all original AC Cobra chassis in the 1960s. Modifying the existing AC Ace, which had been altered to accommodate the 2.6-litre Ford Zephyr engine in early 1961 at the factory in Thames Ditton, the first chassis (CSX2000) was shipped to the United States 12 months later in 1962. 

AC Cars has evolved, manufactured and sold the AC Cobra to customers around the world since then. 

Find out more of the legacy of AC Cars by visiting the history section of the website.

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