Classic Instrumentation for the Cobra Sports Car

Classic Instrumentation for the Cobra Sports Car

Since 1962, the AC Cobra sports car has graced our roads.  The classic two-seater has a definitive stylish look whilst, at the same time, being the sports car that everyone wants to drive.

The Mark I AC Cobra was originally built in Los Angeles, California, USA between 1962 and 1963.  The powerful V8 4.3 or 4.7 litre engine was supplied by Ford.  All the original car bodies were aluminium, although fibreglass versions were available on later models.  Despite the car's notoriety, only 998 were assembled between 1962 and 1968.

The Mark II was produced between 1963 and 1965 with a 4.7 lire V8 engine.  This was replaced with the Mark III in 1965, which had either a 4.7 litre or gas-guzzling 7.0 lire engine.  The Mark III was produced until 1967.

The AC Cobra featured in many of the Le Mans 24 hour races of the 1960s and many restored Cobras can be seen speeding around the track at the Le Mans Classic today.  The Superperformance Mark III Cobra is the only replica presently built under licence from Carroll Shelby Licensing Inc. 

The appearance of the gauges for the AC Cobra had to reflect the classic feel and style of the car.  The original style gauges are still supplied by Smiths Instruments, ensuring that any renovation stays true to when they left the factory for the first time.  Included in the range of AC Cobra gauges are:

For further information on gauges designed and supplied for the AC Cobra Sports Car, please contact us on:

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