1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134
Lot 99
1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey
Registration no. DP 9220 Chassis no. 31134
Sold for £ 7,820 (US$ 9,916) inc. premium

Lot Details
1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134 1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134 1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134 1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134 1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey  Chassis no. 31134
1928 AC Royal 12hp Drophead Coupé with Dickey
Registration no. DP 9220
Chassis no. 31134

* Current ownership since 2005
* Quality vintage light car
* Anzani engine
* Highly useable

Footnotes

  • Although AC's reputation was established by John Weller's famous overhead-camshaft six, its early offerings relied on proprietary four-cylinder engines. The four-cylinder AC chassis featured quarter-elliptic springing front and rear, a three-speed gearbox in unit with the rear axle, and worm final drive. Front wheel brakes were optional at first, standard issue from 1927. Rated at 12hp for taxation purposes, the four-cylinder AC remained in production until 1928, the firm relying exclusively on the Weller six thereafter.

    This Anzani-engined AC Royal was purchased by John Davison in February 2005 from Vintage Connections Ltd of Lifton, Devon (selling on behalf of owner Colin Dunn). On file is an interesting letter from a previous owner, Dr Charles Moon, recounting how he bought the AC in 1954 and sold it to a friend, Clive Willoughby, in 1962, buying it back a few years later. Dr Moon then sold the car to an AC collector, John Moir, in the USA. The AC subsequently passed to one of Mr Moir's employees, a David Steinmann, from whom it was purchased by the aforementioned Colin Dunn and shipped back to the UK.

    'DP 9220' is described as in average-to-good condition; the engine runs well but the body's ash frame needs repair in the driver's door area. Sold strictly as viewed, this delightful Vintage-era AC comes with a V5C Registration Certificate and the aforementioned letter.
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