1956 | AC Ace Bristol
Ace Bristol Roadster -LHD-
Détails du véhiculeDonnées techniques
Marque AC Modèle Ace Nom du modèle Ace Bristol Série Type 100D Année 1956 Numéro d'identification du véhicule BEX168 Numéro de moteur 100D508 Type de carrosserie Cabriolet Détail du corps Roadster Puissance (kW/CV) 96/130 Cylindrée (ccm) 1 971 Cylindre 6 Portes 2 Volant Gauche Boîte de vitesse Boîte manuelle Vitesses 4 Traction Arrière Carburant Essence
- Period racing history
- "Historic Technical Passport"
- Great history file
- Completely restored
Introduced in 1953, the AC Ace was the first English production sports car with independent suspension all round. In the years that followed, it dominated numerous international sports car races. The successes grew especially after the in-house engine was supplemented from 1956 by a Bristol engine, which had previously been used in the BMW 328. In 1962, the AC Ace served as the basis for the legendary AC Cobra. "The car always does the right thing, at the right time." These words by John Bolster, the renowned test driver for Autosport magazine, help to explain why the AC Ace - launched at the London Motor Show in October 1953 - became a very popular sports car.
Between 1956 and 1964, only 466 examples of the AC Ace Bristol were built.
According to the documents available, the AC Ace Bristol presented here was delivered to its first owner, the Swiss AC importer Hubert Patthey, in Switzerland in June 1956. Patthey and the subsequent owner Michel Renaud competed in various races with the car and achieved considerable success. The racing history is well documented by numerous historical photos and newspaper articles. In the 1970s, the car came into the possession of Jean-Louis Klein, who used it in Le Mans, among other races.
In accordance with an extensive invoice documentation this original left-hand drive car was completely restored over a period of three years by marque experts in England. A "Historic Technical Passport" and a German registration come with the car. With its Bristol engine, the AC is particularly well motorized. Due to its racing history and its finish, this car is an interesting investment and at the same time a ticket for many top-class events.
2-litre Bristol in-line six-cylinder, no. 100D508 ("matching numbers"), approx. 130 hp (literature data)
Ètat & Immatriculation
Immatriculé Prêt à conduire ID du véhicule: 237973 ID du véhicule du concessionnaire: 7813
Mentions légales du concessionnaire
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