1936 AC 16/70 TOURER


Engine: Inline 6-cylinder 2.0 litre overhead valve | Transmission: 4-speed manual | Bodystyle: Tourer

Marque and model history: One of Britain’s oldest car manufacturers, AC cars started off as Auto Carriers Ltd. Their history goes back to 1903 when they presented a prototype car. The company went through various iterations, producing a variety of successful cars. In 1927 after a sale the name was changed to AC Acedes, and by the 1960s the AC Ace chassis was used as the basis of the now legendary AC Cobra, which continues in production to this day. In the 1930s after one of the many takeovers, a focus was applied to a new sports car. They utilised a new Standard Chassis, which by 1934 was of an underslung design, giving the cars a low sporty stance. By 1936 the iteration was called the 16/70hp model, a sporty compact roadster with six cylinder power. A handful of cars were coachbuilt as four seater tourers, designed by Freddy March, heir to the Duke of Richmond and Gordon. These cars are highly collectable today.

Provenance: This handsome AC sports car is the only one of its kind in the country, and is a rare survivor even globally.