AC 2-Litre

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"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 between 1947 an 1956. Twa an, frae 1953, fower door saloons wur sold. In addition, as frae 1949, a small number o drophead coupés an "Buckland" tourers wur produced.

The caur's wetliner, aluminium cylinder block, sax cylinder 1991 cc engine wis the unit first offered bi the company in the AC 16, back in 1922. However, bi 1947 the engine 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 more than twice the 35 bhp (26.1 kW) claimed for engine's original commercial application.

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

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

A 2 door saloon caur tested bi The Motor magazine in 1948 haed a top 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 including taxes.

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