1965-1973, 51 produced.
When Ford introduced a 7-litre V-8 engine, the chassis of the Cobra had to be completely amended because the torque was too great for the original chassis. By extending the wheelbase from 229 to 244 cm (90 to 96 in) the AC was made big enough to carry four people. It was introduced as the AC 428 of which eighty examples were sold. The AC 428 had a steel body, designed by Frua in Italy. This was fairly apparent since the car closely resembles the Maserati Mistral from the same drawing board. The engine was a 6,997 cc V-8 that delivered 350 bhp at 4,600 rpm.
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|350 bhp 4600|
Auction Sales History
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|138||AC 428 Fastback||Coys||23 May 2010||-||£68813.00|
|214||AC 428 Fastback||Coys||11 Mar 2010||Not sold|
|455||AC 428 Fastback||Coys||1 Dec 2009||-||£102075.00|
1973 AC 428 Convertible
Coachwork by Carrozzeria Frua
|Bonhams||11 Jul 2008||£47500.00||£53750.00|
|051||1971 AC 428 Coupe||H&H Sales Limited||8 Jun 2008||£38500.00||-|
|020||1971 AC 428||H&H Sales Limited||16 Apr 2008||Not sold|
Turn up the heat
|Publication||Classic Cars February 2011|
|Turn up the heat - After decades in the shadows of other models these high-octane GTs are commanding growing respect and values - find out why they're now such hot property. 1968 AC 428, 1969 Aston Martin DBS V8|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car March 2008|
|Snake's kin- In an inspired move, AC stretched its Cobra chassis, dropped in a 7-litre V8 and clothed it with a sublime Frua body. So why didn't the 428 take the world by storm, asks Martin Buckley?|
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