This is the first ever book devoted exclusively to these six-cylinder ACs. In 1919 the small English firm of AC Cars came out with a new engine which, amazingly, was to power their products for more than 40 years. It was a six-cylinder unit with alloy block, cast-iron wet liners and a single overhead camshaft. The author opens with a review of the company's products prior to the introduction of the 16/66 model in 1933. He goes on to give highly detailed descriptions covering every aspect of the chassis, running gear, engines and transmissions, and discusses the changes made to specifications and equipment during production. The author also advises on the practicalities of owning any of these models today, including common problems, parts availability, maintenance and preservation.
This is the first book to concentrate on the AC Two-litre Saloon and the coachbuilt Buckland Sports Tourer which shared the same chassis and 6-cylinder engine. An absolutely invaluable companion for owners of these cars and all AC enthusiasts, telling the story of development, production and motorsport. Also contains much sage advice on ownership and maintenance, and even tips on performance tuning the classic AC two-litre engine. Appendices detail major specification changes and feature a complete record of every chassis, including year of registration, body colors, chassis and engine numbers. The story of these cars is illustrated by an extraordinary collection of images, many very rare, and including unique original concept/design illustrations for the Two-litre Saloon.
The legendary AC Cobra is one of the world's ultimate no-compromise sports cars. Originally derived from the AC Ace, the brutal Cobra was the result of Carroll Shelby's dream to combine British chassis expertise with the easily available power of a large-capacity American V8 engine. Forty years on from its debut, this much imitated car is revered the world over, and original examples have become highly sought-after. This beautifully produced commemorative book will appeal to all sports car fans as well as to Cobra enthusiasts.
Author: Rob de la Rive Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 1999-01
A lively and provocative account of the arts in Britain, Building Jerusalem suggests that even after fifty years of state planning of Britain's "leisure industries" the country is nevertheless approaching the millennium in a state of cultural confusion. Drawing on a wealth of historical material from Scotland, Wales, and English provincial towns, as well as the more familiar London story, Pick and Anderton contend that the original meaning of cultural language has been distorted by the fashionable phrase-making of modern government agencies, and by the inaccurate and misleading view of cultural history that is constantly presented to the public. The authors unfold fascinating stories of Britain's cultural past, before state support of the arts. They vividly relate the great changes wrought by the industrial revolution and by the development of the twentieth century media and describe the long history of Church and Royal support for the arts, as well as the long periods when all of the arts
Author: Rinsey Mills
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Release Date: 1990
Genre: A.C. automobile
Original AC Ace & Cobra By Rinsey Mills. Subtitled: The RestorerÆs Guide to AC, Bristol and Ford Engined Cars. The ultimate guide to one of AmericaÆs most legendary cars and its British roots. This is a carefully researched text that is packed with 150 color photos showing every detail, plus the most complete production details available anywhere. This is your guide to exactly what is 100% authentic for every year and model. Hdbd., 9 1/2"x 12", 96 pgs., approx. 150 color photos.
In the new edition of this classic text, Brian Laban brings the story of the AC Cobra up to date. In the early 1960s, a flamboyant Texan, Carroll Shelby, dreamed of a special kind of sports car, a marriage of European style with lusty, affordable American V8 power. He took his dream forward and he persuaded British sports car specialist AC Cars to build his car, and US industry giant the Ford Motor Co to fund it. Its name also came to him in a dream - Cobra. The original production of the Cobra lasted just five years and encompassed barely a thousand cars built within the original framework. But it was only the beginning of a story that is still very much alive, encompassing 'continuations', spin-offs, and a massive worldwide replica industry. Shelby and AC Cobra details the man behind the cars, the story of their development and engineering, racing pedigree and owning and driving these powerful, iconic cars today. Fully illustrated with 250 archive colour photographs.
Author: Denny Von Finn
Publisher: Bellwether Media
Release Date: 2006-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sports cars are one or two-passenger vehicles that have a low center of gravity and steering designed for precise control at high speeds. Young learners will explore the history of sports cars, the parts that make up a sports car, and how they are used in racing.
Author: David Kay
Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2014-08-05
A full colour guide to British radiator and accessory mascots of 1896 to 1960 compiled by two leading experts in the field. Packed with information and stunning pictures, this comprehensive guide is a must for collectors and would-be collectors. As well as detailing the authors' collecting experiences, the book tells the reader how to get started, where to buy and - very importantly - how to spot fakes. 54 British marque mascots are covered, as are mascots produced by corporations such as ICI and the accessory mascots which owners could purchase to individualise their cars
Author: John Hamilton
Release Date: 2012-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Ready. Set. Read! Sports Cars brings the sleek side of racing to the reader in large, full-color photographs that explain and help visualize the history, capabilities, and technology of these exhilarating machines. A&D Xtreme is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.