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GD Mk3
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Production 1990 to date
Engine(s) 5.7L V8
GD Mk4
Production 2007 to date
Engine(s) 6.0L V8
GD T70 Spyder
Production 2007 to date
Engine(s) 6.0L V8

Gardner Douglas is a British low volume sports car manufacturer, based near Nottingham. Their models include replicas of the AC Cobra and the Lola T70

History and DevelopmentEdit

Just 26 MkIII 289 Cobras were made before AC Cars collapsed in 1967 and so the enduring popular image of the marque is the Shelby 427 Cobra which became legend after winning class honours at Le Mans in 1965.

MD Andrew Burrows chose the rare MkIII 289 for his inspiration, not only because he regarded this as the best AC model ever made but also to differentiate his car from the majority of others available at the time. Unlike its more overtly muscular American brother, the 289 was lighter, more agile and aimed very much at the European landscape of narrow, winding roads.

GD Mk3Edit

Based on the AC Mk.III 289, the Mk.III comes with 2 chassis options. The first utilises refurbished Jaguar suspension whereas the second "Euro" option uses bespoke racing suspension, with double wishbone coilover suspension and cast alloy uprights

GD Mk4Edit

Demand for AC Cobra 427 replicas saw the launch of the Mk.IV. With the same proven chassis, the Mk.IV enables owners to specify sidepipes which were difficult to fit on the earlier model

GD T70 SpyderEdit

Based on the iconic Lola T70 the GD T70 uses a custom chassis designed to take a range of powerful engines

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