Drawing the unique AC Cobra Le Mans Coupe, infamous for its 185mph test on the M1 Motorway in 1964. Seated inside, is famous British racing driver Jack Sears.
I worked mainly from one photo of the static car, and then consulted 2 other photos to create a fast moving image. The pale metallic green was fairly difficult to get right.
Time taken: 18 hours.
This one-off version of the AC Cobra 289, was designed by Alan Turner of AC Cars during the winter of 1963/4. The same time that the Daytona Coupe was being designed in the USA. A wonderful example of parallel evolution. Given the special chassis number A-98, this coupe had its final testing done on the M1 at dawn, and then competed closely with the Daytona Cobras at Le Mans until crashing very badly at night. This was caused by a tyre bursting (not a seized diff, as often reported). The wreckage was rebuilt in the 1980s on the original body-buck and with original or spare parts from AC. One of the most beautiful cars to grace the racing circuits!