Heroshot
£128,800 ($147,077)
Sale Price
£60,000 - £90,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
17 September 2022
Sold Date
326
Lot Number
#3
Older restoration
Bonhams
Auction House
Chassis no. CF64; Engine no. 1126 RSKR. Blue over black leather. RHD. 428/345hp Ford V8, automatic, centerlock wheels, Michelin XVS tires, woodrim steering wheel.

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.

by Hagerty Insider
22 September 2022
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Condition definitions
Condition #1: Concours
Condition #1 vehicles are the best in the world. The visual image is of the best vehicle, in the right colors, driving onto the lawn at the finest concours. Perfectly clean, the vehicle has been groomed down to the tire treads. Painted and chromed surfaces are mirror-like. Dust and dirt are banned, and materials used are correct and superbly fitted. The one word description for #1 vehicles is “concours.“
Condition #2: Excellent
#2 vehicles could win a local or regional show. They can be former #1 vehicles that have been driven or have aged. Seasoned observers will have to look closely for flaws, but will be able to find some not seen by the general public. The paint, chrome, glass and finishes will all appear as excellent. No excessive smoke will be seen on startup, no unusual noises will emanate from the engine. The vehicle will drive as a new vehicle of its era would. The one word description for #2 vehicles is “excellent.“
Condition #3: Good
#3 vehicles could possess some, but not all of the issues of a #4 vehicle, but they will be balanced by other factors such as a fresh paint job or a new, correct interior where applicable. #3 vehicles drive and run well, but might have some incorrect parts. These vehicles are not used for daily transportation but are ready for a long tour without excuses, and the casual passerby will not find any visual flaws. “Good” is the one word description of a #3 vehicle.
Condition #4: Fair
#4 vehicles are daily drivers, with flaws visible to the naked eye. The chrome might have pitting or scratches, the windshield might be chipped. Paintwork is imperfect, and perhaps the body has a minor dent. Split seams or a cracked dash, where applicable, might be present. No major parts are missing, but the wheels could differ from the originals, or other non- stock additions might be present. A #4 vehicle can also be a deteriorated restoration. “Fair” is the one word that describes a #4 vehicle.
Condition #5: Poor
Running, but battered, incomplete, and perhaps rusty.
Condition #6: Parts car
Parts car.
N/A
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