1961 AC Greyhound - Bristol Engine
Location: United Kingdom
The AC Greyhound was introduced at 1959 London Motor Show. It was the second Coupe based on the Ace Roadster but offered 2 + 2 seating. Like the Aceca’s, the Greyhound’s extremely shapely and attractive body was constructed in hand-formed aluminium over a tubular steel framework, while the longer-wheelbase tubular-steel chassis was more substantially built. One notable departure from the Aceca was the bottom-hinged boot lid, replacing the Aceca’s practical hatchback, although this new arrangement did have the advantage of enabling oversize luggage to be carried with the boot open. The result was a well engineered, lightweight, generously equipped and extremely pretty GT car in the best AC tradition, boasting rear passenger accommodation roomier than many ‘2+2’ rivals. Most of the 84 Greyhounds built left the factory in Thames Ditton with the six cylinder Bristol engine fitted. This propelled the car from standstill to 60mph in just over 11 secs and onto a top speed of 110mph.
The AC Bristol powered Greyhound offered here at Autostorico is a 1961 matching numbers example finished in Grey with Red leather interior.
BEF 2544 (Chassis number) was first registered as 975CLM to Tarpen Engineering Co Ltd, South West London on 8th June 1961. Having passed through five documented owners the car was purchased by its current owner an avid AC fan in 2018. Since then the car has been in regular use and has been maintained to the highest possible standard, with recent works carried out by IN Racing.
Supplied with an extensive history file including current V5 registration document, previous MOT’s, numerous invoices and other related material.