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AC 2-litre
After exploring ideas for a car with box section chassis and independent front suspension, AC went back to the tried and trusted chassis they had been using throughout the 1930s and evolved this for the new car which was first seen in 1947. Also carried forward was the Weller-designed 1991cc ohv six cylinder alloy engine now upgraded to 74bhp which was respectable when compared to competitors. However, AC had decided to go for a sporting saloon instead of a sports car and the aluminium on wood frame bodywork was drawn by Harold Connelly and then engineered by Z. T. Marcewski into the 2-door sports saloon that went into production in 1947. Buckland offered drophead versions of the car from 1948 and virtually eclipsed AC's own drophead. In 1953 AC announced a new drophead but few were made, and also a 4-door saloon. Sales decline from 1952 after a rise in price took the AC 2-litre into a punitive car tax band, and in 1958 after 1296 had been sold production was given over to the AC Ace and AC Aceca.
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AC 2-litre 1953. Still using the 1991cc overhead valve engine deveveloped by Paul weller in 1919, and retaining non-independent suspension
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AC Buckland Sports Tourer 1951. The Buckland used the AC Cars chassis and Paul Weller-designed 1991cc overhead cam engine that dated back to 1919. The AC 2-litre still had non-independent leaf-spring suspension
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AC 2-litre 1951 - ornament on bonnet
AC 2-litre 1953 front
AC 2-litre 1953
AC 2-litre front
AC 2-litre 1951. Aluminium panels over wood frames continued the prewar coachwork practices but gave a Sports Tourer which was not heavy when compared to competitors. There were also a few Dropheads and 4-door saloons offered.
AC 2-litre rear
AC 2-litre.
AC Buckland Sports Tourer 1951 front
AC Buckland Sports Tourer 1951 The Buckland Body Works built around 70 Tourer bodies for the AC 2-litre
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AC Buckland Sports Tourer 1951. Buckland Body Works in Cambridgeshire built around 70 tourer bodies on chassis supplied from Thames Ditton by AC Cars. The stylish tourer was actually heavier than the saloon so the car was not very sporting. The Buckland Body Works built around 70 Tourer bodies for the AC 2-litre
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AC 2-litre 1952. The AC 2-litre body was constructed in traditional aluminium over a timber frame.
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AC 2-litre 1951 - rear wheel. A conventional live rear axle suspended on leaf springs mounted the wheels. Early cars had lever arm dampers and in 1950 these were updated to shock absorbers.
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AC 2-litre 1951 - rear window
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key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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