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AC Cars on the lookout for UK dealers

AC Cars is looking for dealer partners to stock its new AC 378 GT Zagato.

The sports car brand is looking to establish a network of specialist dealers for the new model and further models that are in the pipeline.

AC is in contact with potential dealers – several of whom have already “expressed strong interest” in selling the cars in the UK.

General Sir Jeremy Mackenzie, the new chairman of AC Cars’ management board, said: “For the first time in many years AC has a coherent model range – with new models in the pipeline – to offer both dealers and end customers.

“We can see a bright future for our distinctive and prestigious brand in the right hands and we are urgently looking for dealers to partner with us as we develop and move forwards”.

AC currently has a four car line-up including three heritage models, but it also has the new Italian-designed luxury AC 378 GT Zagato, which is expected to be priced around the £90,000 mark.

A new management team has assumed control of AC Cars, chaired by Mackenzie, 'GCB, OBE, DL, former Deputy Supreme Allied Command NATO Europe, Governor of the Royal Hospital Chelsea and Aide de Camp General to HM The Queen - and also a dedicated AC enthusiast. '

He told AM sister title CAR magazine: "The Geneva Motor Show 2012 marks a new beginning for the AC brand.

"The company has suffered from a series of false starts in recent years but at the root of those has always been the lack of a proper manufacturing base. Now, that it has entered into joint ventures with manufacturing entities with strong track records in producing cars which share the iconic AC pedigree, all that is firmly in the past.

"Our board is committed to building the brand globally, starting with sales in the UK and parts of Europe but expanding across a whole series of markets where AC is associated with the best there is in sports car design and manufacture."

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