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1968 AC 428 Frua Coupe Tyres

1968 AC 428 Frua Coupe

AC 428 Frua Tyres

  • The original AC 428 tyre is the 205 R 15 Avon Textile. Although the correct size, this tyre is better suited to a large saloon such as a Rolls Royce.
  • The recommended tyre for the 428 is the the 205 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN72 as it is the best tyre for a sports car.
  • If you want more modern tyres on your AC 428 Frua then Pirelli make a 215/70 WR 15 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN12.
  • Our period fitment guides inform us that 428's ran tubed wheels. The correct AC 428 innertube for these tyres is the Michelin 15/17H.
  • The optimum AC 428 tyre pressures for this setup is 26psi in the front and 28psi in the rear.
  • For more information regarding innertubes, see our handy Innertube Guide.

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History of the AC 428

The Classic AC Frua or AC 428 is the 1960s and early 1970s British "GT" automobile. It was produced by AC Vehicles from 1965 to 1973 and is exceedingly uncommon, with just 81 cars produced in total: 49 Coupes (known as fastbacks), 29 Convertibles, and three special-bodied cars. The car is based on the famous AC Cobra 427 Mark III race-bred coil spring chassis but is 6 inches longer.

The chassis were manufactured in the AC factory in England, then sent to Frua's workshop in Italy, where the body was attached before being returned to England for the power train and trim. The cost was exorbitant, and the automobiles could not be sold at a reasonable price. Unlike similar vehicles of the time, such as the legendary Iso Grifo, Iso Rivolta, and Monteverdi, as well as historic De Tomasos, the AC Frua had completely independent racing-based coil spring suspension. It is frequently mistaken with the similarly styled Maserati Mistral, which was also designed by Pietro Frua. The two automobiles are said to share the majority of their body panels, although only the front quarter windows and door handles are the same.

AC 428 Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your AC 428. The 428 utilised the same running gear as the AC Cobra, for which Borrani makes a wire wheel. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without a doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

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Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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