Update 23rd September 2018: More added to the page on restoring "Body Panels and Fittings".
The AC 2 Litre (1947-58) was one of the last saloon (sedan) cars built in the old coachbuilding tradition (in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England), from high quality materials. This was just before mass-production techniques, cost reduction, and marketing helped to make family cars better value for money... but poorer quality in ways that cannot be expressed by simple numbers.
In an AC, you are transported in the lap of luxury:
Like any commercial product, car design 'progress' is like a roller-coaster ride, often plummeting down before rising again! In other words, this AC is far removed from more modern classic/collectible cars, and first time passengers in an AC 2 Litre are pleasantly surprised at the experience.
Fine cloth, leather and polished walnut trim, comfortable seating,
a general quietness that allows you to enjoy the sound of
the smoothest of engines.
A surprisingly sporty handling to make driving a pleasure.
Very wide doors for easy entrance/exit, that 'clunk' shut
with a reassurance that confirms a superb build quality.
Superb styling that attracts compliments from men, women, children and teenagers alike.