1956 AC Petite Mark II
|Manufacturer||AC Cars Ltd|
|Assembly||Thames Ditton, Surrey|
|Body and chassis|
|Body style||2-door 3-wheel saloon|
|Engine||350 cc (21 cu in), 1-cylinder, two-stroke|
The AC Petite was a three-wheeled British microcar with a rear-mounted 350 cc Villiers single cylinder, two-stroke engine. The cars had a single bench seat seating two adults and was said to be capable of 60 mpg‑imp (4.7 L/100 km; 50 mpg‑US) to 70 mpg‑imp (4.0 L/100 km; 58 mpg‑US) and 40 mph (64 km/h).
There were two versions of the car. Between 1953 and 1955 the car was fitted with a Villiers 27B engine and two different sizes of wheel, the rears were 18-inch (460 mm) spoked wheels whilst the front was only 8 inches (200 mm). In 1955 a Mark II version was launched, incorporating minor changes to the exterior trim, a slightly more powerful Villiers 28B engine and 12-inch (300 mm) wheels both front and rear.
- Marshall, Tony (2001). More Microcars. Stroud: Sutton Publishing. ISBN 0-7509-2668-6.
- Three-Wheeler Eats Up the Miles on One Gallon of Gas. Popular Science. January 1953. p. 54. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
Frost, Peter (2007). "AC Petite". Alternative Autos. Retrieved 28 October 2010.
AC Cars road vehicle timeline, 1950–1984