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AC Greyhound

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Manufacturer  AC Cars
Class  Coupé
Transmission  4-speed manual
Production  1959–1963 83 made
Engine  2.0/2.2/2.6 litre I6
Wheelbase  100 in (2,540 mm)
AC Greyhound

The AC Greyhound (1959–1963) was a 2+2 version of the Ace and Aceca automobiles made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, Surrey, England and announced for the opening of the Motor Show in October 1959. The Greyhound, of which 83 examples were built, had a two-door, four-seater aluminium body, and inherited most of the technical components of the Ace and Aceca but it had a wheelbase 10 inches or 250mm longer and coil springs in place of a transverse leaf spring at the front:

  • ladder-frame chassis
  • independent coil spring suspension front and rear. Unlike the Ace and Aceca the rear suspension used semi-trailing arms.
  • 4-speed manual gearbox, overdrive optional
  • rack and pinion steering;
  • 11.75 in (298 mm) disc brake front, 11 in (279 mm) drum brake rear
  • Various straight-six engines were fitted:

  • 1.991-litre AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg)
  • 1.971-litre Bristol 100D2 OHV, (125 bhp @ 5750 rpm; 1015 kg)
  • 2.216-litre Bristol (105 bhp @ 4700 rpm; 1093 kg)
  • 2.553-litre Ford Zephyr (up to 170 bhp @ 5500; 1040 kg)
  • A 2-litre Bristol engined car with overdrive tested by The Motor magazine in 1961 had a top speed of 110 mph (180 km/h) and could accelerate from 0-60 mph (97 km/h) in 11.4 seconds. A fuel consumption of 21.8 miles per imperial gallon (13.0 L/100 km; 18.2 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £3185 including taxes.

    References

    AC Greyhound Wikipedia


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