AC 428 Coupe (1971)
1971 model.The concept of Italian styling coupled with American V8 horsepower was well established by the late 1960s, and no doubt influenced AC Cars decision to reconfigure its fire-breathing Cobra sport scar as a luxury Grand Routier.
A Cobra Mk III coil-suspended chassis was extended by 6inches in the wheelbase and dispatched to Italy to be clothed in elegant steel coachwork by Pietro Frua, the result looking not unlike the latter Maserati Mistral. The first car, a two-seater convertible, was completed in time for the 1965 Earls Court Motor Show, while the following years Geneva Salon saw the launch of an even more sensational fastback-styled coupe.
Hampered by an inflated price a mere 80 428s were made between 1966 and 1973, the split being 51 convertibles and 29 coupes.
|Engine:||Ford 7-litre V8|