5 bhp, 500 cc engine, three-speed manual transmission, independent rear suspension, and rear-wheel brakes. Wheelbase: 76 in.
Hershey | Lot 134
1975 AC Invacar
Offered from the collection of John Moir
$4,400 USD | Sold
| Hershey, Pennsylvania
9 October 2014
- Offered from the collection of John Moir
- An unusual surviving British invalid car
- Original and unrestored
As the years passed, especially those of the Suez oil crisis, what AC had originally intended as low-cost, fuel-efficient, post-war transportation only grew more relevant. The company that had started out producing three-wheelers in 1911 had returned to the model by the 1950s. Soon, production of what was dubbed the Invacar was being supported by the British government, which supplied the vehicles, free of charge, to mobility-challenged citizens. These were designed to be used as low-speed transportation for limited local distances, such as shopping, visiting friends, and attending church. Most were eventually returned to the government and junked, so survivors are quite rare.
The Moir Collection’s blue 1975 Invacar features a fiberglass and plastic body, rather than the aluminum panels used on earlier vehicles, and it has a larger, more powerful engine. It is in original condition throughout and does not appear to have been used on the road recently. This car is best described as a restoration candidate, and it would definitely be one of the more unusual additions to a collection of AC automobiles or microcars.
Please note that this lot is sold on a Bill of Sale.