Summary

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

Description

Coys Auction - Légende et Passion
Espace Fontvielle
Monaco
On View:
Sunday 17th May 2009 12:00 - 19:00
Monday 18th May 2009 from 10:00
Sale:
Monday 18th May 2009
Collectors' Items 11:00
Motor Cars at 13:30
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered
AC Cars were a small but very well respected British manufacturer who, building on their pre-war reputation, embarked on the project of a two seater sporting car to rival Jaguar. During the fifties the genius race chassis designer John Tojeiro caught the attention of many. AC enlisted the aid of Tojeiro in designing a sports car to boost sales of the marque. His subsequent creation was the Ace; which first appeared at Earls Court in 1953.
The Ace had a simple tubular ladder-type chassis with all-round independent suspension by transverse springs - the first British sports car to be thus equipped. The unladen weight was only 16.5cwt and the road holding and handling were of a very high order - one contemporar