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AC 428

Recommended AC 428 tyres

AC 428 tyres for a standard car as recommended by Longstone Tyres. We recommend the 205VR15 PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN72 as it is the best tyre for a sports car.

Optional AC 428 tyres

Optional AC 428 tyres as recommended by Longstone Tyres. This is the only other tyre available in the correct size for the 428 Frua, but its a tyre more suited to a large saloon such as a Rolls Royce.

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History of the AC 428

The Classic AC Frua or AC 428 is a British "GT" car of the 1960s and early 1970s. Built by AC Cars from 1965 to 1973, it is extremely rare with only 81 cars built in total; 49 Coupe's (known as fastbacks), 29 Convertibles and 3 special-bodied. The car is built on the classic AC Cobra 427 Mark III race-bred coil spring chassis but extended by 6 inches. Chassis were built at the AC plant in England then shipped to Frua's workshop in Italy where the body was fitted and then sent back to England to have the power train and trim added. The cost was huge and the cars could not be sold at a competitive price. Unlike similar cars such as the classic Iso GrifoIso Rivolta, and Monteverdi's and classic De Tomasos of the period, the AC Frua features fully independent racing based coil spring suspension. It is often confused with the very similar looking Maserati Mistral also designed by Pietro Frua. There is a common belief that the two cars share most of their body panels, but in reality only the front quarter windows and the door handles are the same.


AC 428 Wheels

Borrani wheels are still available for your AC 428, as agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

If your AC 428 Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at sales@borrani.co.uk.


Borrani Wheels for a AC 428

AC 428 wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres. AC 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

AC Cobra Borrani