Transmission: 3-Speed Manual
1925 AC Royal 11.9hp 4-cylinder Two-Seat and Dickey
Simply gorgeous restoration by the present owner.
See a walk around this car, engine running on You Tube : https://youtu.be/DuH-nH2vrw8
See a close up You Tube film of the engine bay, engine running : https://youtu.be/EJod22pyf2k
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Low mileage since completion.
Purchased from an Estate when owned for approximately 40 years, restoration half done. Shiny nickel bits were mostly absent, presumably being re-plated but never collected. Having contacted all the local platers, the present owner resolved to replace them with all-new nickel parts
Re-cored radiator cost £2000 – expensive, due to the shape of these lovely pre-Hurlock brothers AC cars
Everything checked and rebuilt since it was not possible to refer to the previous owner's Estate
All new absolutely delightful leather upholstery by Julian Taylor even using original internals, and includes new mohair hood & side screens £6,500
New nickel : £500
Traditionally and beautifully coachpainted by hand with Craftmaster paint by the owner - a much experienced restorer of this period of car over 40 years!
1496cc Anzani side valve engine just rebuilt at Anzani specialists Nical Engineering - now running in - all crack tested and ceramic sealed block and head
New beaded edge tyres
New running boards made including step
New aluminium armoured wiring
Rear axle standard upgrade just done (steel support inside the differential to the worm & wheel) Three speed gearbox in unit with the worm axle.
Quarter elliptic suspension
Brand new battery January 2020
An AC Royal was featured in the 1977 comedy TV series RIPPING YARNS written by Michael Palin and Terry Jones - watch the first 3 minutes :-
The car or the wife - Palin chose the AC - a mistake Murder at Moorstones Manor
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