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Founded in the early days of the 20th Century the AC Car Company is one of the oldest British Car Manufacturers. The name AC actually stands for Auto-Carrier, early models were little more than 3 wheeled cycle-cars which were popular at that time. During the 1930's the AC Car Company was run by the Hurlock brothers and produced a range of well made, "sporting" cars.

In 1947 AC resumed manufacturing and launched its 2-Litre Saloon and Drophead Coupe models. In 1953 the company launched one of its most important cars, the Ace. This popular sports model would eventually develop into the Cobra with the help of Carol Shelby and Ford. Other less successful models have included the beautiful, and underrated 427/428 range and the ill-fated 3000ME.

Since the 1970's the AC Company has been the subject of mixed fortunes although it survives today as a low-volume sports car producer famous for its Cobra inspired models.

Models produced by AC

10

1913-1916

10

1918-1918

12

12

1918-1928

12/24

1928-1928

15/56

15/56

1927-1927

16

16

1922-1922

16/40

16/40

1928-1930

16/56, 16/66

16/56, 16/66

1930-1936

16/60, 16/70

16/60, 16/70

1936-1939

16/80

16/80

1936-1939

16/90

16/90

1936-1939

3000

3000

1973-1985

3000ME

3000ME

1979-1984

427

427

1965-1973

428

428

1965-1973

428 Convertible

428 Convertible

1965-1973

428 Coupe

428 Coupe

1966-1972

5/6 Sociable

5/6 Sociable

1908-1914

Ace

Ace

1953-1963

Ace 2.6

Ace 2.6

1961-1963

Ace 4.6 Quadcam V8

Ace 4.6 Quadcam V8

1999-1999

Ace-Bristol

Ace-Bristol

1956-1963

Aceca

Aceca

1927-1927

Aceca

Aceca

1954-1963

Aceca 2.6

Aceca 2.6

1961-1963

Aceca-Bristol

Aceca-Bristol

1954-1963

Cobra

Cobra

2004-2004

Cobra 260

Cobra 260

1962-1962

Cobra 289

Cobra 289

1962-1968

Cobra 289 MK III

Cobra 289 MK III

1965-1968

Cobra 427/428

Cobra 427/428

1964-1966

Cobra MK IV

Cobra MK IV

1983-1996

Greyhound

Greyhound

1959-1963

Mk IV CRS

Mk IV CRS

2000-0

Petite

Petite

1952-1958

Petite MK II

Petite MK II

1958-1961

Shelby Cobra 289

Shelby Cobra 289

1962-1969

Six

Six

1927-1927

Superblower

Superblower

1997-0

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