The car manufacturer AC CARS has a long and rich history. In 1903, British engineer John Weller created his first car, called Weller Four Seat Touring.. To build it, he took a loan from a butcher named John Portwine.
The first car turned out to be very good, but very expensive. To achieve commercial success, John Weller developed a truck, which was named Auto-Carrier.
As a result, John Weller and John Portwine founded Autocars and Accessories Ltd. This company began to produce and sell an Auto-Carrier car. Soon, the AC Sociable passenger car also appeared.
In 1907, Autocars and Accessories Ltd was renamed and named Auto Carriers (AC). In 1911, the company moved to the town of Ditton in Kent. In 1992, the company was renamed again. Since then it has been called AC Cars Ltd.
In 1913, AC Cars released a new two-seater car with an aluminum body. This car received a 4-cylinder Fivet engine. This motor was installed on other cars of that time
In 1919, one of the founders of AC Cars, John Weller, developed his own engine. It was a six-cylinder inline engine with an overhead camshaft. In the 2.0 L version, the John Weller engine was produced until 1963!
In 1929, the head of the company, S.F. Edge, left the company. The company was closed. A few years later, it was restored by brothers William Hurlock and Charles Hurlock.
Further history of AC Cars
In the subsequent history of AC Cars, there were successful and unsuccessful years. But even at the best of times, this company wasn’t big. It produced expensive sports cars in small quantities. Today, many AC Cars are very rare and their prices are high.