1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188
Lot 101
1984 AC 3000 ME Coupé
Registration no. B22 ETG Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188
Sold for £ 15,180 (US$ 20,417) inc. premium

Lot Details
1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188 1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188 1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188 1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188 1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188 1984 AC  3000 ME Coupé  Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188
1984 AC 3000 ME Coupé
Registration no. B22 ETG
Chassis no. ME301RE 0000188

* Rare example
* Ford V6 engine
* Current ownership since 1990
* Spares package

Footnotes

  • Although first mooted in 1974, AC's mid-engined coupé did not appear until 1979. Seeking to produce a smaller, more affordable model, AC boss Derek Hurlock had bought the rights to the Diablo, a mid-engined GT coupé designed by Robin Stables and Peter Bohanna, which had been displayed at the 1973 Olympia Racing Car Show. By '79, the prototype's Austin Maxi engine/transmission had given way to a 3.0-litre Ford V6 engine, which was mounted transversely amidships and driving via a five-speed synchromesh gearbox of AC's own design. Eighty-two examples of the pretty two-seater 3000 ME were constructed at AC's Thames Ditton works before manufacturing rights passed in 1984 to AC (Scotland) Limited, the latter building another 30 cars.

    This rare post-war AC was purchased new in 1984 by Dr M Fouracres of Cheadle Hulme, Cheshire from AC (Scotland) Ltd (original receipt on file). John Davison purchased the car in 1990. There is a quantity of expired MoT certificates on file together with various bills for parts and servicing, including one for a gearbox rebuild in 1997. 'B22 ETG' also comes with an AC 3000ME handbook and a quantity of parts to include a set of gears, wheel bearings, gearbox, and a bell housing. Well maintained and running well, the car is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.
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