Abbreviation for "Auto Carriers, Ltd."
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AC (England) 1908 to date.
AC Cars Group Ltd. formerly known as Auto Carriers Ltd. is a British specialist automobile manufacturer and one of the oldest independent car marques founded in Britain. The most recent manufacturing location of AC is Hal Far, Malta but this has now closed.

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1926 AC emblem. (source: Martin Alford)

The first automobile from what would eventually become AC was presented at the Crystal Palace motor show in 1903; it was a 20HP touring car and was displayed under the Weller name. The Weller Brothers of West Norwood, London, planned to produce an advanced 20 hp (15 kW) car. However, Portwine (their financial backer) thought the car would be too expensive to produce and encouraged Weller to design and produce a little delivery three wheeler. Weller did so, called it the Auto-Carrier, and a new company was founded and named Autocars and Accessories; production started in 1904. The vehicle caught on quickly and was a financial success. In 1907 a passenger version appeared, called the A.C. Sociable. It had a seat in place of the cargo box.

The company became Auto Carriers Ltd in 1911 and moved to Ferry Works, Thames Ditton, Surrey - at this time they also began using the famed "AC" roundel logo. Their first four-wheeled car was produced in 1913; it was a sporty little two seater with a gearbox on the rear axle. Only a few were built before production was interrupted by the first World War.

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AC logo.

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1956 AC Bristol logo.

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AC logo.

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AC logo.

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AC logo.

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AC chassis plate.

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AC Bristol emblem.

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1956 AC Bristol catalog.

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1957 AC Aceca 8-page catalog.

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1954 AC Petite ad.

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1957 AC Ace Bristol. (source: Canepa Design)

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1957 AC Ace Bristol. (source: Canepa Design)

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1957 AC Ace Bristol. (source: Canepa Design)

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1979 AC 3000 ME cutaway.

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2000 AC Cobra 212 S/C.

AC Aceca : 1958   
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Each decade seems to have its own stylistic language, and this issue showcases logos, ads, cars, companies and products (and their typographical sensibilities) from the early 1900s.

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