AC 16/80 March Special – 1938

 

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AC 16/80 March Special - 1938

Just 23 examples were made of the AC 16/80 March Special, the bodies were bespoke made by Lord Freddie March in the mid to late 1930's. Arguably one of the most handsome British sports cars ever made, this vehicle has taken class awards on the Summer Trial and Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial. As hardy as it is good looking, this vehicle was hired by Benno and Nina Britschgi in April 2015 to compete on the Icelandic Saga - it handled the gravel roads and sometimes icy conditions admirably. More at home on touring style events, this vehicle is perfect for Scottish Malts, Summer Trial and Royal Automobile Club 1000 Mile Trial.

AC Cars of Thames Ditton near London consulted the aristocratic motoring enthusiast, the Duke of Richmond and Gordon, Freddie March, for its new 16/80 sports model, which was launched in 1935. The 16/80 has a 2-litre, 6-cylinder, 80 horsepower engine and was very successful in prewar rallies and trials as well as on British circuits like Donnington and Brooklands.

Available on HERO Events throughout the UK and Europe



Specifications

The Facts

Performance

Power
80 bhp at 4500 rpm
Top Speed
0-60 mph
Torque
Brakes
Suspension
Miles Per Tank

Engine

Engine Size
2 Litre
Cylinders
Straight 6
Valves
2 per cylinder
Fuel Type
Petrol
Transmission
Gearbox
4 Speed Manual
Drivetrain
RWD

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity
Weight
1219 kg
Length
4267 mm
Width
1524 mm
Height
Wheelbase
3023 mm
Turning Circle

Vehicle Hire Information

Our pricing is simple. Cars are priced by group and package price for HERO events. Cars are also available for corporate hire, bespoke tours, gift driving days and some also for promotional film work.

All our cars are regularly maintained by specialist mechanics. Each car is prepared to meet the requirements of regularity rallying. Arrangements can be made to view and drive the cars prior to hiring. Cars are equipped with a tripmeter and when necessary a “navigators event pack” and can be collected by the hirer, from our base in South Wales, or delivered to and collected from the event (additional charges apply).

Prior to taking control of the vehicle, our A&D team will do a full handover of the vehicle showing you all the controls and go through the vehicle with you.

ARRIVE & DRIVE MANAGER

Mark O'Donnell

Mark has worked with HERO for 5 years. He manages the Arrive & Drive fleet, providing storage of vehicles for a number of our clients, as well as being responsible for the vehicle logistics.


Email arriveanddrive@heroevents.eu


Telephone +44(0)1656 740275