The AC cobra was a financial failure which led to Ford and Carroll Shelby ceasing to import cars from the UK. AC closed the company in 1984. However the Shelby cobra continued to produce a continuation car, following the original model but with a windscreen for road use and mod cons.
Shelby produced a 50th anniversary version of the 427 Cobra in January 2015, 50 of them were made.
The Cobra is an extremely popular and well recognised car. It has been features in several television shows and films. These include Crime Scene Investigation, Batman Forever, Iron man, Mischief: Joyride and Born to Run.