1993 AC Cobra MKIV Lightweight – Rare aluminum-bodied AC Cars Ltd. Shelby Cobra

1993 Shelby AC Cobra MKIV Lightweight

Make: Shelby
Model: AC Cobra MKIV Lightweight
Type: Convertible
Year: 1993
Mileage: 2,998
VIN: SA9AK3028PA017472
Color: Black
Engine: 5.0 Liter Ford SVT V8
Cylinders: 8
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Interior color: Black
Drive side: Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Aptos, California, United States
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Description for Shelby AC Cobra MKIV Lightweight 1993

Extremely rare aluminum-bodied 1993 AC Cobra MKIV Lightweight, chassis number AKL1472.

Autokraft purchased AC Cars Ltd. in collaboration with Ford in 1987, and with the original tooling acquired from AC Bristol produced approximately 480 AC MKIV Cobra’s. Of these, only 26 were manufactured to Lightweight specification, of which less than half were left-hand drive U.S. specification examples, and are highly sought after today.

AC Cars Ltd. first offered the hand-built AC Cobra MKIV in Lightweight form to the American market in March 1993 after completing North American EPA and DOT Certification requirements… at a fixed price of $115,000, to include the purchasers own individual color specification. This is one of those cars, built in June 1993, and ordered in the sinister combination of Black coachwork over a Black leather interior, with a Black convertible top, tonneau cover, side windows, and matching Black Halibrand wheels.

Due to the fact that Autokraft used the original jigs and dies obtained from the old Thames Ditton factory to stamp Cobra bodies, this car is nearly identical to the ‘60’s Shelby Cobra MKIII series. Power is courtesy of a Ford Special Vehicle Team (SVT) performance-built 5.0 liter V8 engine paired with a 5-speed manual transmission.

The car offered here has only covered a mere 3,000 miles since new, and presents in both concours show, and event-ready original condition. Sold with service records, and unused spare wheel and tire, tool kit, spare bulb set, tonneau cover and storage bag, driver and passenger side windows and storage bag, convertible top and bows, tire jack and hammer, optional leather trimmed steering wheel, and headrests.

Currently titled and registered in California, this is a rare opportunity to acquire a fast appreciating MKIV Cobra that legitimately wears the fabled AC badge.