The AC Cobra is one of the most famous cars of the 20th century, a racing car that grew out of the vision of racing driver Carroll Shelby, to put an American Ford V8 into the British AC Ace sports car. The result the AC Cobra, a piece of motorsport history.
Today genuine 1960s AC Cobras are rare and command huge price tags out of the reach of most car enthusiasts. As a result Cobra kit cars have become popular, offering much of the flavour of the original but without the seven figure price tag.
In this carphile.co.uk owners view video, we meet the owner of a Hawk 289 Cobra FIA Replica. The Cobra bug runs in the family as his dad raced an original back in the sixties.
The Hawk 289 is a sports car made to offer the thrills of the original AC Cobra 289 from the 1960s. Made by Hawk Cars in Britain, Hawk offer their 289 (Cobra) in various states of tune and versions.
Our thanks to the 289 Register in the UK for their help in making this video.
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