Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Green
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - Automoto D‘Epoca
Padova Fiera
Padova, Italy
Saturday 24th October 2009
Admission by catalogue only - admits two
Registration Number: SPX 66 Chassis Number: AE 66
"Highest engineering at moderate price …delightful to handle. "So read the advertisement on A.C’s Tojeiro inspired Ace of 1955. Derek Hurlock’s Thames Ditton Factory introduced the Ace at the time of the 1953 Motor Show and with the familiar two litre six cylinder engine allied to a steel tube chassis and strikingly sporty aluminium coachwork, the new model offered 100 mph performance and remarkable road holding . The engine developed a purposeful 102 bhp at 5000rpm and the marque enjoyed considerable competition success in the hands of amateur drivers such as Chris Lawrence. A tubular chassis is the basis of this iconic British sports car skinned with a beautiful hand built alloy sports roadster body. Transverse leaf springs and wishbones are used to provide independent front and rear suspension. Th