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Has most of the right lines, Might be the picture, but the average ACE had a shorter nose and a taller grill - I'm guessing the AC Ace-Bristol - late 50's It's essentially the same car, different engine.
It is hard to tell exactly as there have been at least three resurrections of the Cobra, there was AC Brooklands in the '80s in England, in the '90s there was an outfit in South Africa selling complete cars and kits, and a few years ago a German businessman offered new turnkey units. There have been dozens of kit cars too.
Assuming the car is all original, it isn't an AC Ace, they have no fender flares. The fender flares were added to provide clearance for the wider tires that were needed due to the V8's greater power and speed. Shelby Cobras came with Dunlop peg drive cast magnesium wheels and a symmetrical oval grill without the straight bottom edge seen here. Best guess is an AC Cobra for the European market with the 289 V8. AC sold Cobras in the UK and Europe while Shelby Cobras were sold only in North America.
With the lines only someone that loves Spitfires could love. Under-gunned, geometries of a Tonka toy and just enough windsheild to not work properly....roasted feet, tinnitus and a good dose of go, no woa....