I loved this book! Ok, so I'm a diehard Cobra enthusiast, but I found the details of AC Cars' history to be fascinating. There are also excellent details about Carroll Shelby and how the deal came together between Ford, AC Cars, and his own fledgling company, Shelby American.
The perspective is more from the British side than that of most other Cobra books I've read, which tend to focus on the American side. As a result, there are fascinating details which were new to me, such as the fact that the AC Ace chassis was based on a sports racing car design by John Tojeiro, and this was the chassis which was used for the 289 series of Cobras. And that the Ace's Bristol engine was based on a prewar BMW design, whose tooling and drawings were handed over to the British as part of WWI reparations.
Also, AC continued making Cobras after Shelby went out of the Cobra business, and there were some 30 Cobras built for the European market with the 427's coil-spring chassis - and sexy body - but with the small-block 289 engine ... much like the replica my brother and I built last summer!
Great stuff! I only wish there had been more pictures.