1978 AC Cobra Re-creation by Metaline

Lot: 327

Sold for (£): 17,750
Offered for sale is a 5.7L 1978 AC Cobra Recreation manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 80 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Eye-catching re-creation of the legendary Cobra with a sonorous V8...


  • One of only 25 Metaline 690 Cobras, the V5 states the car was registered in 1978
  • Fitted with a 5.7-litre V8 Ford engine. Only 5,400 miles indicated 
  • Built on a bespoke, XJ-based, chassis made in-house at Metaline in Wisbech
  • Clothed in GRP, the Metaline replicas were highly regarded in period
  • Well presented in French Blue with a Cream interior

Lot Details

Registration: YUL 27T RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1978 Engine size: 5.7L
Make: AC Odometer reading (miles): 5400
Model: Cobra Recreation MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: MB10009

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 80 / 135


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Paint: Chrome:


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Vehicle History

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history