THE FULL STORY - I was one of those kids back in the 60s who was fortunate to drive many of the coolest Ford and Shelby cars ever built. In 1964, I was offered (a 1963 A/C 260) for $2,500.00. I even drove an Aurora in 1981. It was destiny to want a Cobra later in life and the Aurora is the way I could afford and satisfied that lust.
When I retired, I started the search. After a few years, I found this 1980 #52 Aurora in California. I am the third owner. The previous owner bought it in 1990. He did a frame off restoration along the way, Imron body paint; powder coated the frame, 5-speed trans. Etc. So good, I still have won dozens of trophies with it. The odometer since the restoration shows 6,500 miles.
The Auroras were so well designed and built they were said by many experts to be better than the original except a tad slower in a straight line. Therefore, the last owner fixed that by building the engine into a 347 crate with 450 bhp all paper work available. He also removed all unnecessary weight.
I had installed a completely new interior, upholstered in Rolls Royce leather. Top and tonneau cover directly from England in 2015. , see pictures.
This Aurora is crazy fast !!!!!, 0 - 100 MPH at about 7 seconds with the right tires.
Call Ray with any questions: 973-697-1795.… NJ, USA.
Perfect Aurora #151 Factory Original with 5,876 original miles, this 1984 topless beauty comes with factory side curtains, four speed manual trans and Ford Hi-Po 5-liter V8.
Contact Jim at 415-609-3070. $38,000 USD
LATER AURORA MARK II #138 FROM THE UK
1984 Aurora Mark II, 5.0L with 5 speed transmission. Only 6,000 miles from new this rare, second owner Aurora is equipped exceptionally close to factory stock. Aside from a new carburetor and inlet manifold the car is fitted as original, including soft top, tonneau cover and air conditioning. This could be the lowest odometer Aurora on the road! UK Registration and MOT are current. Location is Micheldever, Nr Winchester, Hampshire. Drive this car tomorrow! Or you could spend >£500,000 for an original 1964...https://uncrate.com/1964-shelby-289-cobra-roadster/
Reduced Asking Price £35,000 GBP - call Mick on (0)1962 774317