1956 AC Aceca

2.0; one of 69 LHD, AEX568

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    8/1956
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Chassis number 
    AEX568
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior brand colour 
    beige leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    71 kW / 97 PS / 96 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Introduced in October 1953, the AC Ace was essentially a reworked version of 'LOY 500' the striking John Tojeiro-designed sports racer with which motor trader Cliff Davis had notched up six wins and four seconds that season (in addition to placing ninth overall at the Goodwood Nine-Hours). Lured into collaboration with the Thames Ditton manufacturer by the promise of a £5 per car royalty fee (capped at £500), Tojeiro ensured that the new model's ladder-framed tubular chassis enjoyed the same handling prowess as its competition forebear by equipping it with all-round independent transverse-leaf suspension.
Styled after 'LOY 500' (itself modelled on the Carrozzeria Touring clad Ferrari 166 MM Barchettas), the Ace was arguably even more handsome. Powered by AC's own 1991cc OHC engine, which make this ligth small sportscar interesting for all importent events on a track and on the road.
This particular example - chassis number AEX568 - was supplied new to Canada. It left the works in June

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