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Old 08-24-2003, 06:53 AM
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Ok here it goes what the "A C" in "A C Cobra" stand for I know I'm opening up a whole can of worms on my behalf by I want to know




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Old 08-24-2003, 07:01 AM
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Auto Carriers, Ltd

they made bikes and carts before cars

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Old 08-24-2003, 07:23 AM
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The original chassis and bodies were made by AC in England. There is also a kit manufacturer here named Antiques & Collectibles, AKA : AC

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Old 08-24-2003, 01:21 PM
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You're kidding right,everyone knows it stands for Allis Chalmers, the best damn tractor they ever made........it doesn't stand for Allis Chalmers?
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Old 08-24-2003, 01:34 PM
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No. But it's an easy mistake, you being from rural Illinois and all. How is that wife, er sister of yours anyway?
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Old 08-25-2003, 07:36 AM
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Hi all

You guys take no prisoners

AC - Auto Carriers is my understanding but isn't there a AC now called Auto Craft

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lol,,it stands for " Aero Plane Company" no joke,,Tk
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I thought it was Auto Carriers too.......

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Old 08-25-2003, 10:40 AM
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See http://www.autoclassic.com/features/...1901-1920.html
"1904 The firm, then known as Autocar & Accessories Limited, produced a commercial vehicle known as the Autocarrier. This was a 5.6 hp air cooled single cylinder tricycle built as a delivery vehicle which proved successful."
..."1907 A passenger-carrying version of the Autocarrier was made, known as the Sociable. Its simple and practical design ensured its production until 1915. The abbreviation AC was used for the first time and in November a new company was formed, Autocarriers Limited, taking over Autocar & Accessories but with Weller and Portwine still as Directors."
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Old 08-25-2003, 11:22 AM
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1907 - A passenger-carrying version of the Autocarrier was created, known as the Sociable. Its simple and practical design ensured its production until 1915. The abbreviation AC was used for the first time and in November a new company was formed, Autocarriers Limited, taking over Autocar & Accessories but with Weller and Portwine still as Directors.
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Man you guys are too much........I'm glad nobody takes you seriously! For the real story go here

http://www.accars.co.uk/Content/MainMenu/fsMain.html
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Yup,,,that link aboves confirms it. Autocarrier,,,,appears to be ONE word,,,,,,,,,,,, seriously! lol

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Old 08-25-2003, 06:25 PM
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Out of curiosity, I emailed AC Cars and their official response to What does AC stand for?


Hello:

AC does not stand for anything.

However, you are correct, it was called Auto Carriers at some time, which was then shortened to AC.

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Ah whadda they know.......

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