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Monday 18 November 2019

1951 AC 2-LITRE SALOON - BONHAMS AUCTIONS Collector's Cars & Automobilia Sale RAF Museum Hendon Thursday 21st November 2019


Collector's Cars & Automobilia Sale
RAF Museum Hendon
Thursday 21st November 2019

Registration no. UXG 747
Chassis no. EL1562
  • Introduced in 1947, the AC 2-Litre was a spacious and well-equipped touring car endowed with respectable (80mph) performance courtesy of the firm's long-established and ruggedly built overhead-cam six. Breathing through triple SU carburettors, the 1,991cc engine produced 76bhp and was coupled to a four-speed Moss gearbox. A variety of body styles - some coachbuilt - were available on the 2-Litre chassis, including a four-door model from late 1952. Production continued, to special order only, until 1958, by which time approximately 1,200 had been produced.

    Previously registered 'LXL 261', this AC 2-Litre saloon was first registered on 2nd January 1951 to a Mr Poutney of the Meyer Liquid Company, London W1. The current vendor purchased the car at a regional auction in May 2006 when it was described as "an older restoration... stored virtually unused for a year and could do with a tune up. Said to be in good and tidy order generally". Contained within a large box file, accompanying documentation includes a (copy) buff logbook listing previous keepers in the 1970s; sundry 1980s bills from AC Cars; a quantity of expired MoTs; a V5C Registration Certificate; and MoT to July 2020. The car also comes with a (copy) AC owner's handbook and a copy of Leo Archibald's book, AC Two-Litre Saloons & Buckland Sports Cars. The vendor advises us that the engine would benefit from attention (points, etc) to improve running.

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