AC Cobra 427 Original Art Print


The rich digital colors I’ve mixed and painted are modeled after the factory colors available in the years depicted. My design strategy is to draw accurate details, create reflections and shadows in the paint, chrome and glass finishes that will exceed what normally a camera will capture. The artistic backgrounds are often simplified bringing viewer focus to the automobiles.
Print only, does not include a frame.

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AC Cobra 427 Original Art Print

Artist Gary Green, Velocity Fine Arts 


As a young man visiting San Francisco I had my chance to buy an original AC Black Cobra  289. It had a couple large dimples and a slight rod knock. The black finish was good overall  and the leather was looking well. The owner, a popular music manager, wanted cash and the  car to be gone. I started the garaged Cobra moved it out and about while cold, it was showing  ok oil pressure but for sure there was a rod bearing knocking. Those five days in California I  tried to beg borrow two thousand of the firm $4,500 cash price, but no dice from potential  lenders for a 21 year old who wanted to buy a 7 year old odd ball car that had condition issues. It was a long 4 day drive back without my discovered snake in tow. 

So the next British/Ford powered car I landed was in Columbus, Ohio for $900 USD. I  purchased a Sunbeam Tiger 260 showing nicely in BRG paint, with black vinyl interior with a  hardtop. A bit of a let down, but still great and ending being one of my other favorite British  cars with some kick I’ve owned.  

I found and photographed this Green Cobra for reference at a garaged car collection near by  on the West Suncoast of Florida. This two month illustration painting started with color pencil,  marker and highlights created with acrylics. Almost complete the last color and detail work I  finished in Photoshop.  

My two month endeavor is hand drawn & painted art. I worked from my numerous photos taken with a close inspection of these two vehicles. Original prints are available in 18×24” format. Larger sizes are available upon request. 

Gary Green  

Artist and Enthusiast


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18 X 24 inch print


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