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AC 16/60 LWB

(1937 model)

Brief specs of 1937 AC 16/60 LWB

2-door 4-seater drophead coupé (convertible coupé), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, SOHC (single overhead camshaft), 1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in, 52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp @ 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)ACIssued from1937
Model16/60 LWBIssued until
Serie16Number made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAC Cars Group Ltd.CountryUK


Base platformNumber of doors2
Bodywork typedrophead coupé (convertible coupé)Number of seats4
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4559 mm / 179.5 in / 179.5 inTotal (curb) weight1220 kg / 2690 lb / 2690 lb
Width1588 mm / 62.5 in / 62.5 inDry weight
HeightLoad capacity
Wheelbase3023 mm / 119.0 in / 119.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inTowing weight
Track rear1346 mm / 53.0 in / 53.0 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance191 mm / 7.5 in / 7.5 inFuel capacity46 l / 10.0 UK gal / 12.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.51  


Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)


Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerACValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore65.0 mm / 2.56 in / 2.56 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke100.0 mm / 3.94 in / 3.94 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.65
Fuel supply3 SU carbsEngine displacement1991 cm3 / 121.5 cu in / 121.5 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity331.83 cm3/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder / 20.250 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignSOHC (single overhead camshaft)Compression ratio6.5 : 1
SumpMax. output power52.2 kW / 70.0 hp / 70.0 hp at 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm / 4250 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque at
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)20.9 kW / 28.0 hp / 28.0 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output26.2 kW/l / 0.576 bhp/cu in / 0.576 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converternoSpecific torque


Transmission typemanualNumber of gears4
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio1
  Final gear (drive) ratio4.66


Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio57.4 kW/ton / 43.5 bhp/ton / 43.5 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions


Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle
Suspension frontLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springsSuspension rearLive axle, Semi-elliptic leaf springs
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of AC 16/60 LWB


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