1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554
Lot 102
1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey
Registration no. FPG 97 Chassis no. L554
Sold for £ 39,675 (US$ 50,403) inc. premium

Lot Details
1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554 1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. L554
1937 AC 16hp '2-4-6' Coupé with Dickey
Registration no. FPG 97
Chassis no. L554

* Originally a demonstrator
* Current ownership since 1997
* Jaguar engine fitted
* AC engine included

Footnotes

  • 'One of the most charming factory bodies was the 2-4-6 coupé, so named because it could carry two passengers in the front, two on a hammock back seat that could be rolled up to admit more luggage, and two in the dickey.' – 'AC Heritage', Simon Taylor and Peter Burn.

    We are advised that the car offered here was originally a demonstrator owned by AC's chief designer. It subsequently passed into the ownership of J W Bayliss of Middlesex, then E Salmon of Northampton (1940) followed by Kenneth Smith of Northamptonshire (1949). Mr James Wigglesworth of Halifax, West Yorkshire is the next known owner, from whose estate the AC was purchased by Chris Bates. John Davison purchased 'FPG 97' in October 2007 from Classic & Sportscar Centre of Whitby, North Yorkshire (acting for Chris Bates). A long-term restoration then ensued, which included fitting a 3.4-litre Jaguar XK six-cylinder engine and four-speed gearbox with overdrive, together with a Jaguar steering column. New brake drums have been fitted recently. There is a photographic record of restoration the restoration on file plus hand written notes describing the process. The original AC engine, gearbox, bell housing, clutch, and flywheel are included in the sale. A real 'wolf in sheep's clothing', this exciting AC/Jaguar hybrid is offered with an old-style continuation logbook, V5C Registration Certificate, and a substantial file of historical documentation.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, hand written notes on file confirm the Jaguar engine and gearbox were both installed during 1982-84; not 2007 as catalogued.
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