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AC Greyhound (1959 - 1963) 

AC introduced a four seater coupe to its model range in 1959, the Greyhound. The Greyhound shared many components with the smaller and lighter Ace range, including the same engine choices. Most cars used the 2 litre and 2.2 litre Bristol engines, although the original AC in-house design was available at first.

The Greyhounds coachwork looked elegant and contemporary, the suspension featured coil springs which gave good ride comfort at the expense of the sharp handling that the Ace enjoyed. Production lasted until 1963, by then only 83 cars had been built and sold.


Wheelbase 2540 mm 100 in  
Track front 1384 mm 54.5 in  
rear 1384 mm 54.5 in  
Length 4572 mm 180 in  
Width 1657 mm 65.2 in  
Height 1334 mm 52.5 in  
Ground clearance 178 mm 7 in  
Kerb weight 991 kg 2185 lb  
Fuel capacity 54.6
UK Gal
US Gal
Type S-6
12 valves total
2 valves per cylinder
Bore stroke 65.00mm 100.00mm
2.56 in 3.94 in
Bore/Stroke ratio 0.65
Displacement 1991 cc
(121.498 cu in)
Unitary capacity 331.83 cc/cylinder
Compression ratio 9.00:1
Fuel system 3 SU carbs
Aspiration Normal
Max. output
106.5 PS (105.0 bhp) (78.3 kW)
@5000 rpm
Max. torque
163.0 Nm (120 lbft) (16.6 kgm)
@4500 rpm
Coolant Water
Specific output 52.7 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
Specific torque 81.87 Nm/litre
0-50mph (80 km/h) 9.50s
0-Quarter-mile 19.00s 
Top speed 174 km/h
Power-to-weight 105.95 bhp/ton
Engine location Front
Engine alignment Longitudinal
Steering rack & pinion
Suspension Front I.W.CS.
Rear I.STLi.CS.
Brakes F/R Dr/Dr
Transmission 4M
Drive RWD
Top gear ratio 1.00
Final drive ratio 4.10