The AC 3000 offers mid-engined V6 glory with a rarity factor to punt any Lamborghini into everyday classic status. Should you find a good one, you won't regret ownership.
The AC 3000 ME mid-engined coupe appeared after a lengthy gestation in 1979, powered by Ford's 3.0-litre 'Essex' V6 from the Ford Capri and Granada. Mounted transversely amidships, transmission was via AC's own five-speed synchromesh gearbox, which sometimes proved troublesome in service. Eighty-two 125mph 138bhp two-seater cars were constructed at AC's Thames Ditton works, with manufacture transfered to AC (Scotland) Limited in 1984 – another 30 cars ended up being produced, out of a run of around 100.