The first step to returning one of the world’s motoring icons to its true place – on sale in its spiritual home, the UK – took place recently with the shipment to Britain of the two new AC Cobra models announced last month.

The AC Cobra Series 1 ‘electric’ is a faithful recreation of the Cobra but with a modern, emissions-free electric powertrain while the Cobra ‘140 Charter Edition’ features the same 2.3-litre high power engine used by Ford in its latest Mustang Mach-E model.

The cars are each being produced in two limited editions of 58 cars for sale in the UK. That number is significant because it is 58 years since the creation of the AC Cobra model.

Falcon Electric (https;// is designing and supplying the electric motor and running gear for the electric model and also install the Ford-sourced petrol engine for the Charter Edition model.

AC Cars boss, Alan Lubinsky, said that the significance of the shipment couldn’t be overestimated. “It may be 58 years since AC first shipped Cobras around the world but it’s only one month since AC Cars said we would do just that once again and we’re bang on time.”

Lubinsky said full details of the sales plans for the two new models would be made available once the first two production cars are completed in the coming weeks.

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