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Overview

Produced: 1979-1984, 82 produced.
Types: Coupe,2 doors,2 seats
AC 3000ME

The AC 3000ME first appeared in 1973 as an all new, British built, mid-engined sportscar, however the first production cars were not built util 1979!. This new car was the first mid-engined car in the AC range and was one of the few British sportscars to feature this engine layout.

The 3000ME used a tuned Ford V6 "Essex" engine, which could be found in other cars such as the Capri 3000 and Reliant Scimitar of the same period. Unfortunately this particular engine failed to deliver the kind of power that the cars name and appearance suggested, top sped was a modest 120mph.

Despite the power plants shortcomings the 3000ME offered Italian style, supercar looks and a good level of standard equipment, sadly only 82 cars were produced between 1979-1984.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
2994ccV6 OHVFord Essex93.66mm x 72.4mm9

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Weber1

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
M/R

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
135 mph8 s0 s0 mpg138 bhp 5000

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDisc

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 6"4' 7"4' 8"13' 1"5' 5" 0 (0)0' 0"

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