1958 | AC Ace Bristol

AC ACE Bristol

EUR 350,000 JPY 49,157,500 BGN 684,530 CZK 8,303,750 DKK 2,605,505 GBP 312,375 HUF 135,303,000 PLN 1,642,200 RON 1,715,700 SEK 3,966,305 CHF 349,615 ISK 53,795,000 NOK 3,842,405 HRK 2,637,775 RUB 41,020,350 TRY 7,203,210 AUD 542,465 BRL 1,939,490 CAD 511,560 CNY 2,579,115 HKD 3,003,070 IDR 5,709,445,000 ILS 1,302,245 INR 31,357,200 KRW 471,159,500 MXN 7,161,875 MYR 1,629,950 NZD 591,010 PHP 20,552,350 SGD 501,585 THB 12,639,900 ZAR 6,566,840

 

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1958 | AC Ace Bristol

AC ACE Bristol
EUR 350,000 JPY 49,157,500 BGN 684,530 CZK 8,303,750 DKK 2,605,505 GBP 312,375 HUF 135,303,000 PLN 1,642,200 RON 1,715,700 SEK 3,966,305 CHF 349,615 ISK 53,795,000 NOK 3,842,405 HRK 2,637,775 RUB 41,020,350 TRY 7,203,210 AUD 542,465 BRL 1,939,490 CAD 511,560 CNY 2,579,115 HKD 3,003,070 IDR 5,709,445,000 ILS 1,302,245 INR 31,357,200 KRW 471,159,500 MXN 7,161,875 MYR 1,629,950 NZD 591,010 PHP 20,552,350 SGD 501,585 THB 12,639,900 ZAR 6,566,840

 

Belgium

Type 100D
Convertible / Roadster
96/130 kw/hp
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  • Vehicle details

    Vehicle data
    Make AC
    Model Ace
    Model name Ace Bristol
    Series Type 100D
    Year of manufacture 1958
    Chassis number BEX495
    Condition category Restored
    Previous owners 2
    First registration 10/1958
    Technical details
    Body style Convertible
    Body detail Roadster
    Power (kw/hp) 96/130
    Cubic capacity (ccm) 1,971
    Cylinders 6
    Doors 2
    Steering Left (LHD)
    Transmission Manual
    Gears 4
    Drive Rear
    Front Brake Disc
    Rear Brake Disc
    Fuel Petrol
    Individual configuration
    Exterior colour Green
    Manufacturer colour name Sage Green
    Interior colour Beige
    Interior material Leather

Description

1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster Chassis no. BEX495 •A landmark sports car in its most desirable specification •Original left-hand drive US-market model •Rare disc-braked model •Overdrive transmission •Recent professional restoration. “Of them all, the Ace was the truest sports car: it could be used for daily commuting or for high-speed long-distance touring, but it could also be driven to a race meeting, campaigned with distinction, and driven home again - even if that race was the Le Mans 24 Hours." - AC Heritage, Simon Taylor & Peter Burn. The success of Cliff Davis's Tojeiro sports racer prompted AC Cars to put the design into production in 1954 as the Ace. The Davis car's pretty Ferrari 166-inspired barchetta bodywork was retained, as was John Tojeiro's twin-tube ladder frame chassis and Cooper-influenced all-independent suspension, but the power unit was AC's own venerable, 2.0-litre, long-stroke six. This overhead-camshaft engine originated in 1919 and with a modest 80bhp (later 100bhp) on tap, endowed the Ace with respectable, if not outstanding, performance. In 1955 AC added a hardtop version - the fastback-styled Aceca - and both models became available from '56 with the more-powerful (up to 130bhp) Bristol six-cylinder engine. The 1,971cc Bristol six was based on that of the pre-war BMW 328, which featured an ingenious cylinder head, designed by Rudolf Schleicher, incorporating hemispherical combustion chambers and inclined valves without recourse to overhead, or twin, camshafts. Instead, the earlier BMW Type 319 engine's single block-mounted camshaft and pushrod valve actuation were retained, thus avoiding an expensive redesign. Two rocker shafts were employed, one situated above each bank of valves, giving the engine an external appearance almost indistinguishable from that of a twin-overhead-cam design. Downdraft inlet ports contributed to the motor's deep breathing, and its tune-ability made it a popular choice for British racing car constructors, most notably Cooper, during the 1950s. Externally, Bristol's clone of the BMW motor differed little from the German original, the most obvious difference being the adoption of SU, rather than Solex, carburettors part way through production. The most significant changes made by the Bristol designers were metallurgical, their utilisation of the highest quality materials contributing to greatly increased engine life. The combination of a fine-handling chassis and a decent power-to-weight ratio - in Bristol-engined form the car could touch 120mph - helped the Ace to numerous successes in production sports car racing, arguably its finest achievement being a first-in-class and seventh overall finish at Le Mans in 1959. Indeed, its basic soundness and versatility were reflected in the fact that relatively few major changes were found necessary when the Ace was endowed with Ford V8 power to create the legendary Cobra. Towards the end of production the Ace was also available with the 2.6-litre overhead-valve Ford Zephyr engine installed. Only 223 cars were delivered with the 2.0-litre AC engine compared with 463 Bristol-engined cars and a further 37 Ford-powered examples. The car offered here – chassis number 'BEX495' - was manufactured in left-hand drive configuration for the United States market and shipped to Hap Dressel's AC Imports dealership in Arlington, Virginia on 1st October 1958. The Ace was owned by just one person throughout the majority of its life. In 2018, the Ace returned home following complete 'last nut and bolt' restoration and was first registered in the UK on 1st June of that year. The restoration included a complete strip and rebuild of the correct Type D engine using Cosworth pistons, and the installation of a new stainless-steel exhaust system. The exterior and interior were likewise refurbished to the highest possible standards by recognised specialists, the former being repainted in Sage Green and the latter trimmed in tan leather.
This is a superb sports car and drives amazing.

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  • Condition & Registration

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    Ready to drive
    Vehicle-ID: 286518

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