List of Vehicles in the Collection

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AC Model 70

Not on Display - In Reserve Collection

The Ministry of Pensions was formed in 1917 and undertook the supply of self propelled vehicles to war veterans suffering from mobility problems. By 1920, The British Red Cross Society was awarding grants enabling vehicles for disabled people to be motorised.

In 1947, AC commenced manufacture of purpose–built cars for the Ministry of Pensions. During the next 20 years, steady improvements resulted in the production of the Model 70. With fully adaptable features, including a wheelchair”‘ height seat and easily adjustable and optional primary controls, production continued until 1976. Due to the ease with which modern cars could be adapted, all AC 70s – once a common sight on British roads – were withdrawn in 2003.

Year1976
CountryBritish
Capacity500cc
Cylinders2 (flat-twin)
ValvesPushrod operated overhead
OutputNot known
Maximum speed55mph/88.51kph
Price newNot marketed
ManufacturerAC Cars Ltd

 

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