AC Greyhound

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AC Greyhound Saloon 1962.jpg

The AC Greyhound (1959-1963) wis a 2+2 version o the Ace an Aceca automobiles made bi AC Cars o Thames Ditton, Surrey, England. The Greyhound, o which 83 examples wur built, haed a twa-door, fower-seater aluminium body, an inherited maist o the technical components o the Ace an Aceca:

  • ladder-frame chassis
  • independent coil spring suspension front an rear. Unlike the Ace an Aceca the rear suspension uised semi-trailing arms.
  • 4-speed manual gearbox, overdrive optional
  • rack and pinion steerin;
  • 11.75 in (298 mm) disc brake front, 11 in (279 mm) drum brake rear

Various straight-sax engines wur fitted:

  • 1.991-litre AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg)
  • 1.971-litre Bristol 100D2 OHV, (125 bhp @ 5750 rpm; 1015 kg)
  • 2.216-litre Bristol (105 bhp @ 4700 rpm; 1093 kg)
  • 2.553-litre Ford Zephyr (up to 170 bhp @ 5500; 1040 kg)

Three Greyhounds wur left-hand drive; the rest wur right-hand drive.

A 2 litre Bristol engined caur with overdrive tested bi The Motor magazine in 1961 haed a top speed o 110 mph (180 km/h) an coud accelerate frae 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 11.4 seconds. A fuel consumption o 21.8 mile per imperial gallon (13.0 L/100 km; 18.2 mpg-US) wis recorded. The test caur cost £3185 including taxes.

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