AC 2-Litre

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AC 2-litre 2-door ca 1955 in Essex.JPG

"AC 2 litre 2-door 1951"

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"AC 2 litre 4-door (circa 1955)"

The AC 2 Litre is an exclusive an stylish saloon offered bi AC o Thames Ditton in Surrey, Ingland atween 1947 an 1956. Twa an, frae 1953, fower door saloons wur sold. In addition, as frae 1949, a smaw nummer o drophead coupés an "Buckland" tourers wur produced.

The caur's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, sax cylinder 1991 cc ingine wis the unit first offered bi the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. Houiver, bi 1947 the ingine wis fed bi 3 SU carburetors, an boasted a pouer output o 74 bhp (55.2 kW), increased again in 1951 tae 85 bhp (63.4 kW) which wis mair nor twice the 35 bhp (26.1 kW) claimed for ingine's oreeginal commercial application.

The aluminium panelled body on a wid frame wis fitted tae a conventional steel chassis wi rigid axles front an rear wi semi elliptic leaf springs wi, for the first time on an AC, hydraulic dampers. Until 1951 the caur haed a hybrid braking seestem, hydraulic at the front an cable at the rear wi 12 in (305 mm) drums.

The caur changed very little during its ten year production run, tho the wheel size did increase slichtly tae 16 in 1951. The AC 2-litre wis ootlived bi its ingine, which continued tae be offered in ither AC models until 1963.

A 2 door saloon caur testit bi The Motor magazine in 1948 haed a tap speed o 80 mph (130 km/h) an could accelerate frae 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 19.9 seconds. A fuel consumption o (12 L/100 km; 19 mpg-US) wis recorded. The test caur cost £1277 includin taxes.

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