Not all replica Cobras are the same and the Factory Five Cobras are the world’s best selling replicas of the famous Shelby Cobra. Racing classes exist around the country specifically for race spec Factory Five replicas.
We have had the DynoJet for just shy of a year now and by the end of the year it will have seen a fair share of interesting makes and models. The DynoJet is great for much more than just finding out how much power or torque a car makes. You can analyze the fuel to air mixture, ignition condition, finding leaks, engine break-in, and even aero dynamic effects on gearing.
It has been a while since we had a Cobra in the shop. It was great to get our hands on this one for a corner balance and check of the suspension setups. Being the 68th car built by Shelby in Las Vegas it has all of the vintage parts you would want in your Cobra.
Based on the open two seat AC Ace, the Aceca-Bristol was a hand-built grand tourer in the British tradition, with ash wood and steel tubing used in their construction. One notable feature was thehatchback at the rear, making the Aceca only the second car, after the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4, to incorporate this element.