Founded in 1901 by John Weller in a tiny workshop in London to indulge his hobby of building cars, AC is a car-maker with a lot of history. It is one of the most historic and fun sports car brands. Since the of the last century, AC Automotive has delivered hand-built, classically designed sports car to adoring fans. Most people would know AC Cars for their Cobra years. In 1961 Carroll Shelby wanted to install a 4.2-liter V8 into a lightweight AC Ace. The result was the AC Cobra, one of the fastest and most brutal sports car of all times. AC grew a lot during those years, the peak for this wonderful British car-maker. Learn more about AC Automotive. See all Popular Car Brands (A-Z).