AC Two Litre Saloon (1952)
Vehicle descriptionProduced in Surrey between 1947 and 1956, only 1,284 AC Two-Litre, four-door saloons were ever produced and even fewer drophead coups and tourers made the production line. the AC 1991cc engine was the first offered by the company in the AC 16 in 1922 however, by 1947, the engine boasted a power output of 74bhp and increased again in 1951 to 85bhp, more than twice claimed for the engines original application.
An aluminium paneled body on a wood frame was fitted to a conventional steel chassis with rigid axles front and rear and semielliptic leaf springs. For the first time on an AC, hydraulic dampers were used and, until 1951, the car had a hybrid braking system; hydraulic at the front and cable at the rear. In 1948, a two-door saloon car costing one thousand and two hundred and seventy seven pounds was tested by The Motor magazine achieving a top speed of 80mph and could accelerate from 0-60mph in 19.9 seconds.
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