Kevin Shilling and his AC 'Bluebird' Aceca Auto-Carrier Classic Car T-Shirt

RetroClassic™ Kevin Shilling and his AC 'Bluebird' Aceca Auto-Carrier Classic Car T-Shirt.

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RetroClassic™ Kevin Shilling and his AC 'Bluebird' Aceca Auto-Carrier Classic Car T-Shirt.

This t-shirt design is of Kevin's AC 'Bluebird', which is one special AC Aceca. This classic car was used regularly by the land and water speed world record holder Donald Campbell, has a book writen about its history and, rumour has it, may have been used in a bank robbery. 

As a barn find the car underwent extensive restoration so that it could be used for sprint racing and hill-climbing events. It has been painted in the original Bluebird K7 blue and its full history can be found in the book 'Reckless! The Fall and Rise of AC 'Bluebird' How a global star became a farmyard wreck – then, thanks to a full restoration, rose again onto the international stage. All of the profits from this book are being donated to Dementia Support, a charity which helps people suffering from dementia and their families.  To show our support for this charity, we, at Retro Classic Clothing, will be donating £10 from every sale of these t-shirts.

This AC Aceca, nicknamed ‘Bluebird’, is the first prototype version of 228 coupe cars built between 1954 and the early 1960s.

The ancestry of AC cars dates back to 1899 but it was in 1904 that a young engineer and a butcher began serious car production. The company specialised in motorised three-wheel carrier vehicles for tradesmen to use to transport materials and produce. The vehicle was known as an Auto-Carrier, which subsequently became AC as the company grew into larger and faster forms of transport for people.

During the early half of the 20th century AC Motors built a range of cars based on a series of classic engines. The cars sold well but never achieved the high level of mass production that other  manufacturers managed. The lack of speed produced by the AC Six engine contributed to the low acceptance of AC cars.

Photography By:
Kevin Shilling -

Mens T-shirt:
A modern fit, 100% cotton, 180gsm crew neck Classic Car T-shirt. Taped Shoulder to Shoulder and has Twin Needle stitching on neck and shoulders.

Wash Information: 
• Hand Wash is best
• Machine wash is best at 30°C inside out
• Do not tumble dry
• Do not iron over printed areas

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