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1981 AC Shelby Cobra

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LOT #: 568
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YEAR: 1981
MODEL: Shelby Cobra
STYLE: Convertible
ENGINE: 302ci
TRANS: Manual 5 Speed


  • Ford 302 small block V8 brand new in 2005
  • Unique Motorcars Kit
  • Jag/Salisbury IRS
  • Authentic Halibrand racing wheels
  • Wilwood Disk Brakes
  • Folding Covertible Top
  • Leather interior
  • TKO500 5 speed
  • Carrera adjustable coilover springs/shocks

Full Description

Unique Motorcars Custom Cobra Replica
One of the best kits in the world. When you compare AC Cobra cars, like in all things, you first must be sure you are comparing "apples to apples". Be sure you compare only those few other makes that may actually be comparable. With the hand laid fiberglass body, fully independent suspension, quality of accessory items, fit & finish, and the excellent reputation, it tends to narrow the competition considerably. Unique Motorcars builds quality, not quantity. The replicas are built with the highest quality components available.. This gives this car the most dependable Cobra* Replicas on the market today. After years of use, Unique Motorcars Cobra replicas hold some of the highest resale values in the industry.

Unbelievable custom 1967 Ford AC Cobra Replica with an amazing story. Hand built in 1981 by an an American Army Major and one of the top Green Berets in the US, who unfortunately had a serious stroke years ago and can no longer drive or use the car. The car has been recently detailed and meticulously maintained.

Built to be a daily driver, NOT a trailer queen.

-Ford 302 small block V8 brand new in 2005, only 2000 miles on it
-TKO500 5 speed
-Jag/Salisbury IRS - We used a Jaguar independent rear suspension. It is a Salisbury unit with Dana 44 gears. It is a very strong suspension with excellent handling characteristics, and a surprisingly smooth ride. The front suspension is Unique Motorcar's own design, using tubular "A" arms, Carrera adjustable coilover springs/shocks, and Wilwood disk brakes. It utilizes Mustang spindles, anti-sway bar, and original style rack & pinion steering assembly. Remember, the way your car rides and handles is a big part of the resale value!

-Frame - frame is made with rectangular tubing. The main rails 2"x4"/.120 wall thickness. This makes a very strong frame, with virtually NO chassis flexing encountered. This is definitely stronger than round tube.

-3.54:1 final ratio gearing
-Brand new, Black leather bucket seats
-Authentic Halibrand racing wheels
-Folding convertible top with windows
-Cockpit cover

Starts up every time with no issues and absolutely amazing sound and power. Has been driven cross country with no issues. Great car for someone who likes tinkering.


Auction Details

DATE: November 9 - 10, 2018
Peoria Sports Complex
16101 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, Arizona