Most common eras
California Connection
Ashbourne, Derbyshire
DE6 1JR
Tel:  01246398915
LIVE adverts (29)

Rare 1951 AC ALUMINUM BODY (One of 1293 hand built) SOLD

This advert viewed 2384 times
  • £20,000 As stated
  • 1951
Message the seller
Price £20,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make AC
Model 1951 AC
Year 1951
Country UK
Region Derbyshire
Telephone 01246 398915
Status Trade
Date 10-Nov-2018
Ref C1010938
History of the 1947-1956 AC 2-Litre
AC is best known these days from its association with Carroll Shelby and the remarkable Cobra he developed from the company's excellent Ace roadster, but the story of the Auto-Carrier company goes back to the dawn of the Motoring Age in Britain, making its fortune through a three-wheeled delivery vehicle introduced in 1904, a vehicle that eventually developed into the charming Sociable. When S.F. Edge, formerly of Napier, un-retired himself in 1919 and joined the firm, it began a 20-year period of considerable success with light sports cars.
Thomas Gillette in a 2-liter roadster set a 24-hour record at Montlhery of 82.58 mph in 1925, while the Hon. Victor Bruce entered his AC in the 1925 Monte Carlo Rally - the first British car to do so. He won the event in 1926, and his wife Mildred placed sixth in 1927 in her own AC.

Throughout the 1930s, AC was a force to be reckoned with in competition, but when the company switched back from war work in 1945 they needed a new model. The result was the 2-Litre sedan introduced in 1947. Amazingly, it was powered by John Weller's 76 bhp, 1991 cc SOHC six-cylinder engine that had first seen the light of day in 1922, and would be an option in the Ace roadster until 1963.
The car was very much a prewar automobile in its design, with aluminum body over an ash frame, solid axles at both ends, hydraulic brakes up front and mechanical brakes in the rear. It was light and airy, however, with a rather upright vee-windshield, a big greenhouse and very nicely finished with a leather interior. A two-door sedan was offered first, then a rare drophead coupe in 1949. Only 20 were built.

A Buckland tourer was offered from 1949-54, some with windup windows, and a four-door sedan added to the line in 1952. In all 1,293 2-Litres were built in all body styles. They combined an 80 mph top speed with a 0-60 figure of 14 seconds and a rather hard ride. Long-term ownership seems to have been the norm and the survival rate is respectable.
The production of all AC sedans was halted in 1956, as the company concentrated on its very successful Ace roadster, which could also be ordered with the old BMW-designed, Bristol-built six-cylinder engine. When that was retired in 1963, the 260 cubic inch lightweight Ford V-8 took its place, and the Cobra was born.
1951 AC 2-Litre Info
Body Styles
2dr Drophead Coupe
2dr Sedan
2dr Tourer
4dr Tourer
Engine Types
6-cyl. 1991cc/75hp 3x1bb








Rare once in a lifetime opportunity to own a AC car.

Built by the same coach building company that supplied Carroll Shelby the body for the AC Cobra.It is a 1951 AC Saloon 2 door coupe.All aluminum body with a wood inner support. 100% original untouched barn find in amazing condition.She has 48000 actual miles,Right hand drive,Leather interior soft as a bomber jacket,and as thick. 2.0 liter motor with 3 weber carbs,same motor originally in the 1St car body caroll Shelby converted to a cobra with the 289.

Just acquired after being sealed in a shipping container for 20 plus years after the death of the previous owner. Prior to that it was stored in his garage.

It hasn't had anything done to it after being removed it still sports all its dirt and grease from the years of storage. The car runs and drives and has 41000 miles on it.

This car is a true time capsule from England and is in the condition of a 10 year old car. One has to see it to believe it.





 
Similar Adverts
Get notified about new similar ads


See our AC Aceca road test video here: - details above

We are delighted to have the opportunity of offering this magnificent, beautifully presented AC Aceca onto the market with a recorded mileage,.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 17
View advert

Genuine AC Cobra Mk V finish in windsor red with white stripes. Only 6700 miles from new. This is a very rare car indeed being 1 of only 3 carbon fibre bodied RHD cars built in Malta before the factory.....

V8, 5‘686 cc, about 400 hp. An excellent replica of the Coventry Motors Race Cobra driven by Allen Grant. Kirkham alloy body on a HS tubular frame with adjustable race suspension, Ford 347 cui.....

the AC Two Litre works development car.

Personally Owned by Derek Hurlock , OPG 192, it was built in 1950 at AC Cars in Thames Ditton works where it was fitted with Independent Front Suspension.....

Original LHD US 1966 supplied car in Ragoon Red with original black hide. Currently owned by a really avid and distinguished classic and sports car enthusiast, of which "7 FFX" has formed part of.....

Key Facts

2017
Convertible
350 miles
Manual
5.7L Petrol

BUILT BY AK's FACTORY APPROVED BUILDER. Blue, HERE WE HAVE A VIRTUALLY NEW 2017 AK COBRA WITH AN AMAZING POWER TRAIN, REALLY.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 10
View advert

AC “ACE” 16/66 Two-seater Drophead Coupe, year 1935. Colour dark British Racing Green with a beige leather interior. Black soft-top and hood-cover. This rare and magnificent AC “ACE” 16/66.....

The best Cobra 427 sc 1965 for sale 700 HP @ 6500 RPM.dyno test.
As new only shake down.
Concours car.

  • 30-May-2020
  • Italy
  • Private

Overview

2008
4,000 miles
5.7L
Manual
Petrol

FACTORY HARD TOP INCLUDED. FACTORY BUILT YOU WILL LOVE IT. Grey, A FANTASTIC DAX COBRA, BUILT BY DB REPLICA'S 5,7 CHEVY POWER, AND FACTORY.....

  • Premium Dealer
  • 10
View advert

Replica SHELBY AC COBRA 427 A/C
mechanics: Rover engine V8 3500 cm3, historic car papers in place, very good condition,
car in Slovakia, help with delivery available, for more information please.....