AC 3000ME 1979-1985


April 15, 2013 By Mike Lee
Last updated on July 28, 2015
AC 3000ME (1979-1985)
Country
UK
Top Speed (mph)
120
0-60 mph
8.5
1/4 mile
16.3
BHP
138 @5000rpm
Torque lbft
192 @3000rpm
BHP per ton
122
MPG UK/US 19/16
Engine capacity CC/CU
2994/183
Engine type
V6 Carburettor
Aspiration
Normal
Compression Ratio
8.9:1
Valve Type/No
Overhead 12
Transmission (manual/auto)
Manual
No of speeds
5
Wheels driven
RWD
Brakes F/R
Disc/Disc
No. of Seats
2
Length (in)
157.1
Width (in)
65
Height (in)
45
Kerb Weight (lbs)
2482
Additional Info: First shown at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1973 as the ME3000,  although production didn’t start until 1979 at the Thames Ditton factory. Between 82 and 101 cars were made (last 30 in Scotland), a number of pre-production prototypes are possibly still about. Uses Ford’s 3.0 litre V6 Essex engine. I believe a turbo version was on the cards for production, although I know many have or have had turbos fitted, however I’m unsure if some were fitted at the factory or not.

AC ME3000