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AC 2-Litre (1947-1958) specifications

AC's first post-war creation brought in the mildly sporting 2-Litre


After WW2 ended, AC resumed the building of low-volume quality cars with this gently sporting 2.0-litre saloon. A four-door was added to the range for 1953, by which time the already ageing triple-carb AC engine’s output had risen from 74bhp to 85bhp. Bodies are aluminium over a wood frame and steel chassis; suspension also harks back to days past with solid axles and transverse leaf springs at each end of the car. At least the dampers are hydraulic: an AC first. Cable rear brakes are fitted to early cars, with an all-hydraulic system from 1951.

Production

  • Production:
    1284
  • Price at launch:
    £1,277
  • Price (excellent)
    £15,000
  • Price (good):
    £10,000
  • Price (average):
    £4,500
  • Price (project):
    £2,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    19.9secs
  • Top speed:
    80.0mph
  • Power:
    74.0bhp
  • Torque:
    105.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Drivetrain:
    Front-Engine RWD
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    4674mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2972mm
  • Width:
    1702mm
  • Height:
    1550mm
  • Weight:
    1222kgs

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