AC Greyhound (1959 to 1963)

ac greyhoundThe AC Greyhound is a classic British grand touring car that was produced by AC Cars from 1959 to 1963. The car was designed as a more luxurious and spacious alternative to the AC Ace and Aceca sports cars, which were known for their performance and handling but lacked practicality and comfort.

The AC Greyhound was based on the same chassis and mechanical components as the Ace and Aceca, but featured a longer wheelbase and a larger, more comfortable cabin. The car was powered by a variety of engines over its production run, including a 2.0-liter Bristol inline-six engine, a 2.0-liter Ford inline-four engine, and a 2.2-liter Ford Zephyr inline-six engine.

The AC Greyhound’s design was classic and elegant, featuring a long hood, a sweeping roofline, and a distinctive “dogleg” rear pillar. The car’s interior was spacious and luxurious, with leather upholstery, wood trim, and a full complement of gauges and controls.

The AC Greyhound was known for its smooth and comfortable ride, as well as its impressive performance. The car was capable of reaching speeds of up to 120 miles per hour, and it was praised for its handling and roadholding abilities.

Despite its many strengths, the AC Greyhound was not a commercial success. The car was expensive, and its market niche was already crowded with established luxury brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Bentley. Production ceased in 1963, with only around 83 Greyhounds built in total.

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