There was a time when I didn’t look at the Autocar ACL with kind eyes. I viewed it as a modern plastic truck not worthy of the Autocar name. I thought it was a truck that resulted when a Swedish car company bought one of the great American truck nameplates simply as a vessel to promote their own brand.
Obviously there is much wrong with the previous statements. I think the ACL line of trucks have aged very well over the years. The calendar worth photo by Clarence seen below proves my point.
Now that years have piled on we find that Autocar has come full circle by returning to American ownership while engineering the new line of DC named trucks. What a world!