AC Aceca Bristol Coupe Restoration loaded very nice Crave Luxury Auto.
- Make: Eagle
- Model: Other
- Type: Coupe
- Doors: 2
- Year: 1960
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: BE771
- Color: Burgundy
- Fuel: Gas
- Transmission: Manual
- Drivetrain: Rear Wheel Drive
- Interior color: Tan
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1960 Eagle Other1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe Aceca Bristol Coupe
Welcome to Crave Luxury Auto one of the nation's premier marketers of high-line and luxury automobile dealers. The winner of this auction will have the opportunity to own this beautiful 1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe. The paint is in excellent condition and it is apparent that this car was garaged and meticulously-maintained. The interior is virtually flawless and is equipped with all the right options. You can't go wrong with this fabulous vehicle!1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupé
Chassis no. BE771
Engine no. 100AB2 3117
The success of Cliff Davis' 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 body work was retained as was John Tojeiro'stwin-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. A hardtop version - the fastback-styled Aceca coupé – debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1954. The Aceca's hatchback body was constructed in hand-formed aluminium over a tubular steel framework while the tubular chassis was more substantially built than the Ace's. To reduce noise levels within the cabin AC mounted all major components on rubber bushes. The result was a well-engineered light in weight and extremely pretty GT car in the best AC tradition.
Very few alterations were made to the Ace and Aceca apart from a change of engine for 1956 when the more-powerful (up to 130bhp) 2.0-litre Bristol six-cylinder engine became available while towards the end of production the 2.6-litre Ford Zephyr engine was on offer also. 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 version to numerous successes in production sports car racing arguably its finest achievement being a 1st-in-class and 7thoverall finish at Le Mans in 1959.
A right-hand drive model subsequently converted to left-hand drive 'BE771' is one of only 169 original Bristol-engined Acecas built. Supplied by Harman Motor Services of Wolverhampton to L Gordon Flint Esq on 22 Jan 1960 this Acecas believed to have had four owners before being acquired by the Earl of Mexborough in 1987. Restored at that time it remained substantially unused in his collection until recently. Although the engine currently fitted did not start life in this particular car it was rebuilt to Bristol sports specification by Bristol engine specialists TT Workshops at the time of restoration. The car has been thoroughly recommissioned by AC and Bristol specialist Spencer Lane-Jones repainted in its original Rouge Irise colour andre-trimmed to complement the original beige seats. With new interior woodwork new chrome etc it looks superb. Benefiting from new wheels and tyres and fresh from rolling road engine set up by Stanton Motorsports with a lively engine giving good power - it now drives as well as it looks. Offered with UK V5C registration document current MOT and history file.
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