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AC Cars: Greyhound

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1959. The Four Seater A.C. Greyhound has a 2 or 2litre Bristol Engine.

AC Greyhound

1,971/2,216/2,553 cc six cylinder water cooled

83 made from 1959-1963

Engine from Bristol. De Dion rear suspension, (Some might have the AC Independent suspension). 2 plus 2 coupe bodies.

The AC Greyhound (1959-1963) was a 2+2 version of the Ace and Aceca. The Greyhound, of which 82 examples were built, had a two-door, four-seater aluminium body, and inherited most of the technical components of the Ace and Aceca: ladder-frame chassis, independent coil spring suspension front and rear, 4-speed manual gearbox, pinion steering; overdrive optional disc brake front, drum brake rear

Various straight-six engines were fitted

  • 1,991 cc AC Cars OHC (75 bhp @ 4500 rpm; 1000 kg)
  • 1,971 cc Bristol 100D2 OHV, (125 bhp @ 5750 rpm; 1015 kg)
  • 2,216 cc straight-six (105 bhp @ 4700 rpm; 1093 kg)
  • 2,553 cc Ford Zephyr (up to 170 bhp @ 5500; 1040 kg)

Three Greyhounds were left-hand drive; the rest were right-hand drive.

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