Evaluation: One of just 51 AC 428 Coupes built. Sold to the Middle East in late 2011 and has been stored since 2013. Restored in Australia at some point before that but not much else in the way of history. It has been sitting for the past decade and requires sorting before hitting the road again. Presents like a clean and tidy but long-stored car.
Bottom Line: Closely related to both the AC/Shelby Cobra and the Maserati Mistral (Frua penned both the AC and the Maserati), the 428 is a seriously cool, very rare hand-built car and quite undervalued when you consider all it has to offer. But despite this one’s dormancy and its automatic transmission, it soared past its estimate to a result that restored and running cars have brought. Since 428s so seldom come to market, bidders jumped at the chance that this one offered.