During 1963 eight cars were built as race cars by AC. Six of this series were finished by Shelby American in Venice, California. The first two cars ran at LeMans in June, with fastback hardtops. The next three cars were painted black and raced by Shelby America in USRRC and SCCA Races in the summer and fall of 1963. The last set of three cars were sold to racing customers.
2156 was sold to George Constantine and delivered to George Butler at Nassau Speed Weeks in November of 1963. Butler finished 1st in GT Governor's Trophy Race.
It finished 7th overall at Daytona Continental in February of 1964. It raced yearly in N.E., Mid-Atlantic, Central and Midwest Regions, of SCCA between 1964 and 1980.
It was invited to ARRC in 1971 (2nd BP and Rookie of the Year) and 1972 while owned and raced by Gordon Meffert.
From 1980 to the present, it has been vintage raced and owned by various owners.Also photographed at :