The AC "Cobra" is probably the most copied sportscar the world has ever seen. The model name is often applied to imitators and has almost become a generic name for Anglo/American open roadsters, featuring larger than life engines. The original AC Cobra 260 appeared in 1962 and was the result of a partnership between AC and the mighty Ford Motor Co.
The Cobra 260 used a modified Ace body and chassis which was married to a 260 cubic inch ( 4261cc ) Ford V8, which produced an incredible amount of BHP and torque. The Cobra used disc brakes and an antiquated cam-and -peg steering box, performance was mid blowing for its time!
The Cobra 260 was sold to the US market only, with Europe having to wait for the introduction of the Cobra 289