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Thursday 12 September 2019

1950 AC BUCKLAND TOURER - HISTORICS AUCTIONEERS Saturday 21st September 2019 Mercedes Benz World Weybridge, Surrey

Saturday 21st September 2019
Mercedes Benz World
Weybridge, Surrey

Registration No: 591 YYC
Chassis No: ELI 327
Engine No: UMB1329
Estimate: £13,000 - £16,000

 The AC Buckland is a true coachbuilt car. The AC factory supplied Buckland Bodyworks with a rolling chassis enabling the Royston based coachbuilder to fit its own five-seater open touring body. The coachwork comprises of an ash frame over which is fitted an aluminium body and ‘suicide’ doors. The relatively lightweight construction of this car enabled the six-cylinder, two litre engine to propel it to a top speed of between 80 and 90mph. It was this performance that encouraged owners to race the AC Buckland at circuits like Silverstone and Brands Hatch. It was the first of the AC cars to race at Goodwood when it ran there in 1953.
AC is a British company with an impeccable pedigree with good examples of its cars fetching serious money in the classic car market. Registered in February of 1950, this attractive MoT test certificate exempt Buckland is offered to auction with a V5C registration document that shows, including the vendor, only three former owners. It is thought that no more than 82 of the Buckland Tourer were produced although records are sketchy as the original factory paperwork was lost in a fire. This handsome tourer presents well in cream and red and we are informed it is a joy to drive. A recent invoice from restoration specialists, Rees Bros shows a considerable amount of recommissioning taking place in 2017. 591 YYC is a stunning example of a classic that is ready to be enjoyed.

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