|3-Litre Sports||V6 cyl.||2994 cc||140 bhp (DIN)||wb: 7ft. ½in.|
The company was founded in 1908. It started with three-wheelers called Autocarrier (therefore AC), followed in 1913 with a real car. In the 1920s AC was known through successful sports cars; an AC won the Monte Carlo rally in 1926 for the first time for England. Through the 1930's AC built a range of technically interesting cars.
In 1965 came the AC 427 with 7 liters Ford V8 engine, bodied by Frua, and in collaboration with the American Carroll Shelby the AC Cobra 427, won the Le Mans in 1966 and 1968. The AC 427 was further developed to the 428. In 1973 this powerful coupe was ciscontinued and replaced for a completely new AC 3000. This new model came from a prototype Diablo, which two young engineers had developed at their own risk. The AC 3000 has the 3 liter Ford V6 engine in front of the rear axle with a high-quality chassis and fiberglass body. The five-speed gearbox is AC own development.