AC 3000ME – 1986

AC 3000ME – 1986


AC 3000ME – 1986


Marca : AC Cars Ltd
Modello : 3000 ME
Anno : 1981
Telaio N. : ME301RE0000210
Motore N. : 3J265101
Esemplari prodotti : 76
Motore : 6 cilindri a V
Cilindrata : 2.994 cc
Distribuzione : OHV
Valvole Cilindro : 2
Alimentazione : 2 carb. Weber
Potenza : 173 CV a 3.000 giri/min
Top speed Km/h : 205


First registered in May 1986, this Cherry Red AC is chassis number 210 which makes it the third from last car built (chassis numbers ran from 104 to 212 but 105 and 107 were never used). It has had only two recorded keepers from new, the first being a Charles Chiu of London W2 who kept it right up until 2011, and is showing just 4,333 miles on the clock which is said to be correct.

Originally supplied by B&H Motors of Whetstone, London N20, the car retains the original dealer sticker in the rear window and the original dealer-monogrammed number plates. When the car was last advertised it was stated to have been in dry storage for some 15 years and had 3,760 miles on the clock.

The advert further stated that: “The condition of this car can best be described as a ‘time capsule’… The tub and subframes are rust-free, the bodywork fresh and unmarked just as it left the factory. Initial evidence suggests that this car may not have been driven in the rain. The doors shut with a reassuring ‘clunk’ – just like a new car should.” Having had a good look at it for ourselves, we can confirm that these observations remain largely true to this day, the car showing only minimal signs of age and wear as you would expect of such a low mileage 32-year-old vehicle.

Since coming out of storage the car has been fully recommissioned with several invoices from early 2014 including a gearbox overhaul, a full brake system overhaul with new calipers, new pads and all four discs grooved and skimmed plus a new set of tyres. It was driven from Wiltshire to Goodwood and back for the 72nd Members Meeting at the end of March 2014 during which it “performed faultlessly” according to an email on file.



 

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