This list of cars is by Chassis Number and as you will see is far from complete, as we reseach car images and details will be added. If you can fill in the gaps and/or supply images please post them in the forum so they can included.

AC 3000ME Chassis Numbers and Factory Terminology

Terminology Description Notes
Diablo Not of AC Cars Manufacture -
AC 3-Litre Early Press articles including ‘Autocar’ 18th October 1973 -
AC 3000 2 off Prototypes Chassis ME101 & ME102 ‘AC 3000’ used on period photographs
ME 3000 7 off Prototypes Chassis ME00100 to ME00108 ‘ME 3000’ used on period photographs. ME00105 not recorded. ME00107 used in ME00108
AC 3000ME First production car made on production tools Chassis ME00109L New steel front uprights.
LH Drive
AC 3000ME Main production run ME301R80000110 to ME301RE0000182 AC 3000ME terminology used for all 73 units
AC 3000ME AC Rolling Chassis ME301RE0000183 and …184 2 off rolling chassis supplied to AC (Scotland)

‘AC 3000’, ‘ME 3000’ (usually pre-fixed with ‘AC’), and ‘AC 3000ME’ were all used at some stage by Thames Ditton. However, it is clear that all Thames Ditton production cars were designated ‘AC 3000ME’. AC (Scotland) cars appear to be likewise

Through production there were changes to the chassis number prefix. However the last 3 digits run continuously from 110 to 182.
Each ‘tub’ has a unique 3-digit number at the top rear of the centre tunnel. This does not always match the chassis number!
N/A
No Steering
model Registered N/A
Manufactured  
Interior Black
Colour
Details
As picture
Diablo scale model carved by Peter Bohanna.

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N/A
RHD
Diablo Registered 1972
Manufactured 1971 -72
Interior Cream Leather
Colour
Details 
Golden Brown
BS Diablo NOT of AC Cars Manufacture. Design and production rights sold to AC Cars Ltd. Restoration in progress.

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101
RHD
101AP Registered
Manufactured 1972
Interior Black buttoned leather
Colour
 Details
Yellow
AC 3000 Prototype broken up.

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102
RHD
102AP Registered
Manufactured 1972
Interior Cream buttoned leather
Colour
Details
Goodwood Green
AC 3000 Prototype broken up.

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100
RHD
100P Registered
Manufactured 1974
Interior Black
Body Colour
 Details
Lime Green
ME 3000 Prototype broken up.

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101
RHD
101P Registered
Manufactured 1974
Interior Black
Body Colour
 Details
Light Green,
ME 3000 Prototype broken up.

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102
RHD
102P Registered
Manufactured 1974
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
 

 

Maroon 
ME 3000 Prototype Show Car. Broken up. 

 

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103
RHD
103P Registered 1975
Manufactured 1975
Interior Black, seats tan (brown)
Body Colour
 Details
Live Oak
Prototype broken up.

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104
RHD
104P Registered 1975
Manufactured 1975
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
 
Rangoon Red
1975 Motor Show Car ME 3000 Prototype.

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105
RHD
000 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details 
N/A
Chassis Number Never Used.

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106
RHD
106P Registered 1976
Manufactured 1975
Interior Beige
Body Colour
 Details
Imperial Blue
1975 UK Motor Show Car.
Scrapped after accident June 1978. 

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107
n/a
000 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details 
N/A
Chassis Number Never Used.

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108
RHD
108P Registered 1977
Manufactured 1976
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details 
Canary Yellow
1976 Motor Show Prototype and featured in the sales brochure. AC factory demonstrator, then became Robin Rew's turbo development car. Car being restored by AC Heritage.

 

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109
LHD
109 Registered
Manufactured 1978
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details 
Rangoon Red
First car off the production line. Left Hand Drive, now resides Belgium.

 

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110
RHD
110 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Originally Beige, now Grey leather
Body Colour
Details 
Originally Vineyard Green, now Silver.
Turbo conversion, later removed.

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111
RHD
111 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour Originally Mist Silver, now Cherry Red.

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112
RHD
112
Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour Canary Yellow

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113
RHD
113 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details 
Silver, now Pale Blue
2nd Place 2002 ACOC National Day Concours

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114
RHD
114 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour White

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115
RHD
XXX Registered 1981/82
Manufactured 1981
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Canary Yellow
Turbo conversion. Oil pipe failure destroyed by fire.

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116
RHD
116 Registered 1981
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
Hyvo chain fitted.

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117
RHD
117 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Beige
Body Colour
Details 
Dark Blue
Ex Bell & Colvill demonstrator. Turbo conversion. Car now re-commissioned.

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118
RHD
118 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details 
Canary Yellow
Modified engine 40 DFI carb.

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119
RHD
119 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Black, Yellow, then British Racing Green, restored to Yellow in 2009.
Ex Robin Rew Sprint Car.

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120
RHD
X0X Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details 
White
Dismantled for spares circa 2000. Some parts donated to rebuild the twin-turbo car (ME119) which had been wrecked in a hillclimb accident in the mid 1990's.

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121
RHD
121 Registered
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Princess Blue
Damaged by garage fire. Undergoing total restoration & rebuild. Watch this space!!

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122
RHD
0X0 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
Turbo conversion and Hyvo chain fitted.

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123
RHD
123 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally White now Alfa Red.
Turbo conversion now removed.

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124
RHD
124 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Beige
Body Colour
Details
Sunset Red
Featured in "Octane" magazine 04/2010

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125
RHD
125 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Guardsman Blue
Restored after engine fire. 

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126
RHD
126 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
 
Cherry Red
Specialist Engines tune. Turbo conversion now removed. Hescroff wind deflector fitted.

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127
RHD
127 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Mist Silver, now Dark Blue
Barry Bird exhaust manifolds. Restoration planned.

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128
RHD
0X0 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Ruby Red
Turbo conversion fitted.

 

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129
RHD
129 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1982
Interior Black
Body Colour
 Details
 
Originally Guardsman Blue, now Alfa Red.
Ex AC Cars factory demonstrator, modified by AC (Scotland) fitted with Alfa Romeo 2.5L V6. The mechanical prototype for the Ecosse, sometimes referred to as the ME2500. Now fitted with an Alfa Romeo 3.0L V6 as fitted to the Alfa 164.

 

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130
RHD
130 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Canary Yellow
Turbo conversion. Hescroff wind deflector fitted.

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131
RHD
131 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1980
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Sunset Red
1980 UK Motor Show Car. Featured in numerous magazine road test articles.

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132
RHD
132 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Mist Silver, now Morgan Indigo Blue
Turbo conversion now removed. Car now resides in France.

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133
RHD
133 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Canary Yellow, now Cherry Red

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134
RHD
134 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1982
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
Fitted with Cologne 2.8L V6, converted back to standard.

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135
RHD
135_a Registered 1980
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Princess Blue now Mid Metallic Blue
AC factory demonstrator fitted with experimental drop down front spoiler. Featured in numerous magazine road tests including the infamous "Autocar" article.
 

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136
LHD
136 Registered 1979
Manufactured 1979
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Mist Silver, now Black
1984 Amsterdam Motor Show Car. Ex TVR Centre, Barnet car. Now resides in Switzerland.

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137
RHD
 137_new Registered 1980
Manufactured 1980
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
Now resides in Sweden. 

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138
RHD
138 Registered 1978
Manufactured 1978
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
1978 Motor Show Car. Featured in "Classic Cars For Sale" magazine June 2009.

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139
RHD
139 Registered 1978
Manufactured 1978
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
 
Originally Canary yellow, now Alfa Rosso Red
1978 Birmingham Motor Show car. 

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140
RHD
140 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1980
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White
 

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141
RHD
141 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Sand
 

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142
RHD
142 Registered 1980
Manufactured 1980
Interior Beige
Body Colour
Details
Guardsman Blue
Turbo conversion fitted.

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143
RHD
143 Registered 1982
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black
Former AC Cars demonstrator. 

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144
RHD
144 Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
French Blue
Rover 3.5L V8 engine fitted, with Austin Princess gearbox. 

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145
LHD
145L Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Dark Blue, now resprayed Silver Grey.
Re-commissioned after 15 year rebuild by owner with numerous bodywork modifications and interior retrim, 16 inch alloy wheels and tuned engine with triple Weber carburettors.
Now resides in Holland.

 

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146
RHD
146 Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
French Blue
1980 Birmingham Motor Show car. Fitted with Hyvo chain.
Featured in IMP Partworks, book & magazine. 

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147
RHD
147.1
Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Dark Blue, now Hot Orange
Formerly owned by motoring journalist Peter Filby. 

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148
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Silver
 

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149
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Live Oak
Turbo conversion fitted. 

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150
RHD
150 Registered
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Princess Blue
Displayed at 1981 Motor Fair. 

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151
RHD
151 Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Vineyard Green, then Midnight Blue metallic, now Lotus Essex blue
Turbo conversion fitted, uniquely retains twin exhaust pipes.

 

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152
RHD
152 Registered 1982
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Originally Vineyard Green, now Silver
 

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153
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Midnight Blue
 

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154
RHD
154 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White
Last AC Cars factory demonstrator.

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155
RHD
155 Registered 1983
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Originally Ruby Red, now Ferrari red.
Export sale to South Africa, returned to the UK. 

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156
RHD
156 Registered 1981
Manufactured 1981
Interior Black
Body Colour
 Details
 
Originally Cherry Red, now Canary Yellow
Turbo conversion now removed. Converted to Australian rally car.

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157
RHD
157 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1982
Interior Back
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
 

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158
RHD
158 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1982
Interior Beige
Body Colour
Details
Dark Blue

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159
RHD
159 Registered 1980
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Was Silver, then Black,now Black and Silver
Chassis used as basis of AC Ghia Special concept. Displayed at 1981 Geneva Motor Show. Auctioned off by Ford

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160
RHD
0X0 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1982
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Princess Blue
 

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161
LHD
161 Registered 1981
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Blue and Silver
Sold as body and rolling chassis (no engine) to PanterAmerica used as basis for the Shelby Special. 4 cylinder turbo engine fitted. Wolfrace alloys replaced with Compomotive split rims.

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162
RHD
162 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
French Blue

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163
LHD
163 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1980
Interior Charcoal cloth with tweed inserts
Body Colour
Details


Silver, then Dark Red, back to Silver
Chassis only sold to Ghia of Turin. Chassis extended and fitted with a four seater body by Ghia. Displayed at 1982 Geneva Motor Show as the Lincoln Quicksilver. Sold at the 2002 Ford Auction of Concept Cars for $45,825 resides in USA.

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164
LHD
164 Registered 1982
Manufactured 1981
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Mist Silver
Turbo conversion fitted. Exported to Italy, now under restoration in the UK.

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165
LHD
0X0 Registered 1982
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Mushroom
 

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166
RHD
166 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red

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167
RHD
167 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
French Blue
Major refurbishment recently completed. 

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168
RHD
168 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black

Body Colour
Details

 

Originally Canary Yellow, now Black. 
Major restoration currently in progress. 3.4 litre "Fast Road" tuned engine fitted.

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169
RHD
169 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Ruby Red, now Blue
Hyvo chain, triple Weber carburettors.

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170
RHD
170 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Vineyard Green
Turbo conversion fitted. Twin exhaust pipes to look standard, although one is a dummy. No remote oil filter.

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171
RHD
171 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White
 

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172
RHD
172 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Vineyard Green
 

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173
RHD
173 Registered 1983
Manufactured 1983
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Dark Blue

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174
RHD
174 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black
Car now resides in Belgium

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175
RHD
0X0 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior
Body Colour
Details
White

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176
RHD
176 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Beige
Body Colour
Details
Sunset Red

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177
RHD
177 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White
Featured in 'Classic & Sports Cars' magazine March 2001 and 'Classic & Sports Cars' year 2001 calendar. Vulcan engine fitted.

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178
RHD
178 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Ruby Red, now Ferrari Modena Yellow

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179
RHD
179 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Vineyard Green
 Currently undergoing body off restoration

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180
RHD
180
Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
 

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181
RHD
181 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Red
Body Colour
Details

 

Originally Vineyard Green now Flip Flop Purple/Blue.
Turbo conversion removed, then engine bay fire. Body rebuilt with many modifications as seen. VW VR6 engine fitted.

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182
RHD
182 Registered 1986
Manufactured 1985
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Dark Blue
Last AC Cars Thames Ditton built car.

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183
RHD
183 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Black, now Silver
First AC (Scotland) car, rolling chassis supplied by AC Cars Thames Ditton.
Featured in 'Motor' magazine March 16th 1985. Featured on the AC (Scotland) Sales brochure. 

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184
RHD
184 Registered 1986
Manufactured 1984/85
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White
Second AC (Scotland) car, rolling chassis supplied by AC Cars Thames Ditton.
Holley carb fitted. Inset body images featured on the AC (Scotland) Sales brochure.

 

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185
RHD
185 Registered 1984
Manufactured 1984
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Red
Displayed from 1995 – 2007 in the Motoring Heritage Museum, Alexandria, Scotland. Inset body images featured on the AC (Scotland) Sales brochure.

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186
RHD
186 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Blue
Sold to new owner in the USA

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187
RHD
0X0 Registered 1984
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Silver
AC (Scotland) factory demonstrator

 

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188
RHD
188 Registered 1984
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black
Thin white coach line.

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189
RHD
189 Registered
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Dark Green
Fitted with a Trevor Kitney front spoiler similar to that of ME119 twin turbo car.

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190
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Red Turbo
Factory fitted Turbo.

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191
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Red
AC (Scotland) demonstrator.

 

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192
RHD
0X0 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Red

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193
RHD
193 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Silver
Featured in 'Practical Classics' magazine March 2003. Alloy wheels painted black.

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194
RHD
194 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Silver

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195
RHD
195 Registered 1988
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Blue
Extensive engine, gearbox and chassis modifications.

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196
RHD
196 Registered 1999
Manufactured 1985
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Red
Bought unregistered from factory and stored. Now runs on age related 'B' plate.

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197
RHD
0X0 Registered
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Black

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198
RHD
198 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Red and Black
Body Colour
Details
Red
Hyvo chain fitted. Original Wolfrace wheels replaced with Volvo alloy wheels.

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199
RHD
199 Registered 1985
Manufactured 1985
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red.

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200
RHD
200 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Originally Cherry Red, now Ferrari Rosso Corsa.
Modified engine. Sunroof now non-removeable. Additional cooling grilles on engine lid.

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201
RHD
201 Registered 1986
Manufactured 1985
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red
Suspension fully rebushed.

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202
RHD
202 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White

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203
RHD
203 Registered 1986
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Red

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204
RHD
204 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Dark Blue
Car resides in Belgium

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205
RHD
0X0 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Silver

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206
RHD
206 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
White

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207
RHD
207 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black

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208
RHD
0X0 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior
Body Colour
Details
Red
3100cc engine and large capacity radiator.

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209
RHD
209 Registered 1986
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black

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210
RHD
210 Registered  1986
Manufactured  1985
Interior Black cloth
Body Colour
Details
Cherry Red

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211
RHD
211 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior Black
Body Colour
Details
Black
Featured in 'Practical Classics' magazine February 1998.

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212
RHD
0X0 Registered 1985
Manufactured
Interior
Colour
Details
Yellow
The last AC 3000ME ever made.

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301
RHD
Ecosse01 Registered  
Manufactured  
Interior Tan and light brown leather - refitted to development car, then reinstated.
Colour
Details
Red
AC (Scotland) Prototype 1988 Motor Show and sales brochure car. Fitted with Alfa V6, interior and parts later fitted to development car road test. Interior subsequently refitted, now powered by Fiat Croma turbo engine, under restoration.

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302
RHD
Ecosse02 Registered 1988/89
Manufactured
Interior Tan and Light Brown leather taken from Show car, later trimmed to match.
Colour
Details
Light Blue, now Red
Development car powered by Fiat Croma Turbo engine. Featured in 'Performance Car' magazine June 1989 and 'Practical Classics' magazine September 2003.

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303
Central
(single seater)
Silhouette Registered N/A
Manufactured 1982 by racer Andy Barton
Interior Aluminium & black padded seat
Colours
Details

 

White & Blue, now Red & Gold.
An AC Cars lightweight AC 3000ME body lengthened and fitted to a 300bhhp March 802 Formula 2 chassis. Runs in Formula Libre.

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304 
Spaceframe Special Saloon
304 Registered N/A
Manufactured 1973 by Brian Coyle, became famous as the 1975 Scottish Special Saloon Championship winning Drambuie Imp. Ex Eric Paterson, Ian Forest, Kevin Tawse, owned by Andy Bowman.
Interior Aluminium & padded seat.
Colours
Details
Black with Gold signwriting "Custom Office Furniture". Ron Cumming supplied AC 3000ME body panels fitted to a lengthened spaceframe chassis, powered by a 200bhp Ford BDA engine and Hewland gearbox. Used for hillclimbs, sprints & circuit racing.

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