Three countries: 1973 AC 428 Fastback by Frua


Three countries were involved in building this special car: U.S.A. for the engine, Italy for the body, England for all the rest of it.


This car was actually one of the very last work of AC and Frua coachworks; indeed after this car AC still survived but basically disappeared from the car scene, Frua coachworks, which built magnificent bodies for many italian cars since the fifties (especially with the collaboration with Maserati) lasted nine years more until the death of its founder Pietro.


This special fastback, which clearly resembles the look of the Maserati Mistral, has been built in 80 units among which only 29 had the fastback body: so that’s a very rare car. Not only rare but also plenty of torque and power: the 428 c.i. Ford V8 engine produces 345 bhp which push this car from 0 to 60 mph in six seconds: not bad even for today standards. The car has a beautiful color combo and luxury interiors; of course the steering wheel on the right could disappoint many but, rare as it is, you can’t ask for everything. Find it for sale here in Los Angeles, CA, with bidding at $108,000 and reserve not met.

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