’97 Cobra eligible for track and road goes to auction

’97 Cobra eligible for track and road goes to auction

French auctioneer Aguttes sets sale south of Paris

A one-of-a-kind 1997 AC Cobra Mk II 289 FIA will be offered up for bidding September 30 when French auction house Aguttes stages a sale at the Linas-Montihery Autodrome south of Paris.

According to Aguttes, the car was built by AC Cars Ltd. using original drawings and “is in every way identical” to those built in 1964, with aluminum bodywork and a 4.7-liter, 380 horsepower Ford V8 engine topped by Weber carburetors.

The car, wearing Viking Blue color, already has raced, in 2002 in the Spa 6-hour, and is said to be eligible for all vintage events. However, it also carries German road registration.

The car’s pre-sale estimated value is €300,000 to €500,000 ($350,000 to $583,000).

Among other cars on the docket are a MVS Venturi 520 Cup racer, Peugeot 205 Rallye, Maserati 3200 GT, Ferrari 550 Maranello Saab 900 cabriolet and BMW Z1. 

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