AC cars Is planning to return to the UK following the closure of its factory in Malta. Plans are in place to manufacture the AC Ace Mk2 and wider-bodied Mk3 at the small Brooklands Motor Company facility in Weybridge, Surrey. Alan Lubinsky, owner of AC Cars, has confirmed to Autocar that AC’s sports car factory on Malta has been closed amid a legal dispute. These continuation models will be handcrafted with an aluminium chassis and have the quality of “a Savile Row suit”, claims Lubinsky. He says that AC wants to sell about 10 cars per year, priced at £150,000 each, in the UK. More will be built for the US market at another small-scale plant in Michigan. Reports in a Maltese newspaper, which are subject to a legal complaint from AC Cars, had suggested that Lubinsky “closed the AC factory and left the island leaving Malta Enterprise empty-handed”. The dispute is said to centre around the condition of the AC factory on Malta when Lubinksky’s company took custody.
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