- AC Greyhound

AC Greyhound Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1959–1963 83 made Class Coupé Engine 2.0/2.2/2.5 litre I6 Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 100 in (2540 mm) Length 175 in (4445 mm) Width 65.5 in (1664 mm) Height 53 in (1346 mm) Curb weight 2185 lb (991 kg) The AC Greyhound (1959-1963) was a 2+2 version of the Ace and Aceca automobiles made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. The Greyhound, of which 83 examples were built, had a two-door, four-seater aluminium body, and inherited most of the technical components of the Ace and Aceca: ladder-frame chassis independent coil spring suspension front and rear. Unlike the Ace and Aceca the rear suspension used semi-trailing arms. 4-speed manual gearbox, overdrive optional rack and pinion steering; 11.75 in (298 mm) disc brake front, 11 in (279 mm) drum brake rear Various straight-six engines were fitted: 1.991-litre AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg) 1.971-litre Bristol 100D2 [read more...]

- AC Frua

AC Frua Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1965–1973 81 made Class Coupé Convertible Engine 7 litre V-8 Transmission 4-speed manual 3 speed automatic Wheelbase 95 in (2,413 mm) Length 176 in (4,470 mm) Width 68 in (1,727 mm) Height 49 in (1,245 mm) Curb weight 3,150 lb (1,430 kg) Designer Pietro Frua The AC Frua or AC 428 is a British GT built by AC Cars from 1965 to 1973. With an Italian body, British chassis, and American big block V-8 it is a true hybrid. It is also extremely rare, with only 81 cars built in total: 49 coupés (known as fastbacks), 29 convertibles, and 3 special bodied. The Frua is often confused with the very similar looking Pietro Frua designed Maserati Mistral. However, only the front quarter windows and door handles are shared. The convertible version of the car featured in the final series of The Avengers where it was driven by both the characters John Steed and Tara King. History The Frua is built on an AC Cobra 427 Mark [read more...]

- AC 2-Litre

AC 2 litre "AC 2 litre 2-door 1951" "AC 2 litre 4-door (circa 1955)" Manufacturer AC Production 1947 - 1956 1,284 produced Class Sports sedan Body style 2-door / 4-door saloon, drophead coupé, tourer Layout FR layout Engine 1991 cc I6 ohc 74 bhp (55.2 kW)/76 bhp (56.7 kW) Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 117 in (2972 mm) Length 184 in (4674 mm) Width 67 in (1702 mm) Height 61 in (1,549 mm) Curb weight 2,912 lb (1,321 kg) The AC 2 Litre is an exclusive and stylish saloon offered by AC of Thames Ditton in Surrey, England between 1947 and 1956. Two and, from 1953, four door saloons were sold. In addition, as from 1949, a small number of drophead coupés and "Buckland" tourers were produced. The car's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, six cylinder 1991 cc engine was the unit first offered by the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. However, by 1947 the engine was fed by 3 SU carburetors, and boasted a power output of 74 bhp (55.2 kW), [read more...]

- Shelby Lancer

Shelby Lancer Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Class Mid-size Body style 5-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform H-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A520 manual 3-speed A413 automatic Related Chrysler LeBaron GTS Dodge Lancer The Shelby Lancer was a limited-production hatchback sports sedan based on the Dodge Lancer. Modified by Carroll Shelby for 1987 and in Graphic Red only, the Shelby Lancer was intended to be an American counterpart to such European sedans as the BMW 3-Series and Peugeot 405. It was well-equipped inside with many amenities not offered on the normal Lancer, including a special 10-speaker Pioneer CD audio system, one of the first Compact Disc systems offered in an American car. There were only 800 of these cars made in total; 400 came with a 3-speed Automatic transmission (A413) and leather interior, and 400 with a 5-speed Manual transmission (A520) and cloth interior. Other Shelby-branded items [read more...]

- AC 3000ME

AC 3000ME Production launched 1973 finally available for sale 1979-1984 Body style 2-door mid-engined sports car Engine 2994 cc V6 Transmission 5-speed manual all-symchromesh Wheelbase 90.5 in (2299 mm) Length 157 in (3988 mm) (saloon) Width 65 in (1651 mm) Height 45 in (1143 mm) The AC 3000ME is a British built and designed sports car that was launched at the 1973 London Motor Show in 1973 and offered for sale by AC Cars between 1979 and 1984. Despite a modern design and a favourable press reception, it was launched in the wake of a massive oil price surge and development was delayed by supplier problems. It was not a commercial success. Origins The 1970s were not a good period for luxury car manufacturers and AC Managing Director W Derek Hurlock went searching for a totally new smaller car. Mid-engined designs were in fashion at the time and in 1972 the Diabolo, a prototype with an Austin Maxi engine and transaxle was built by privateers Peter [read more...]

- AC Ace

AC Ace Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1951–1962 Class Roadster Body style 2-door roadster Engine 2.0 L I6/2.6 L Transmission 4-speed manual (With overdrive available) Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 152 in (3861 mm) Width 59.5 in (1511 mm) Height 49 in (1245 mm) Curb weight 1920 lb (871 kg) Related AC Cobra AC Ace was a car made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England. History AC came back to the market after the Second World War with the staid Two-litre range of cars in 1947, but it was with the Ace sports car of 1953 that the company really made its reputation in the post war years. Casting around for a replacement for the ageing Two litre, AC took up a design by John Tojeiro that used a light ladder type tubular frame, all independent transverse leaf spring suspension, and an open two seater alloy body that was made using English wheeling machines, possibly inspired by the Ferrari Barchetta of the day. Early cars used AC's elderly two [read more...]

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