• Year of manufacture 
    9/1956
  • Mileage 
    17 792 km / 11 056 mi
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Chassis number 
    AEX 123
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Restored
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Red
  • Interior colour 
    Blue
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Red
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Performance 
    67 kW / 92 PS / 90 BHP
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

The ACE was produced by AC Cars of Thomas Ditter, England from 1953 to 1963.
It was one of England’s first post-war sports cars, featuring an attractive body and a simple, yet sporting, chassis. In later years, the design was used by Carol Shelby to create the most iconic of British roadsters, the AC Cobra.

AC Aces made a brief appearance in motor sport, and the car’s best moment probably came at LeMans in 1957 with a 7th place overall. This was followed by an eighth place at the 1958 edition. During this time the Ace provided direct competition to the Jaguar XK 120 and 140, Austin-Healey 100M and Porsche 356 Speedster.

Early Ace’s used an engine which was designed by John Weller in 1919. This beautiful example (chassis # AEX123 ) is fitted with an inline six-cylinder displacing 1,991 cc and producing 90 hp / 67 kW.
Produced in 1956, the car was delivered new to the US, left-hand drive and originally painted in white color (see picture in front of AC’s factory in 1956).

The current owner acquired it from another Belgian collector in 2009 and went through a restoration project in 2010-2011 by UK specialist Jon Sichel Engineering, in Kent. Full documentation of the restoration come with the car.

Today, the car is finished in red over a good-looking blue leather interior with a black soft top. It presents very well and is in good technical condition.

Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a beautiful example of one of AC’s most iconic creations. Available in our showroom in Zaventem, 5 min away from Brussels airport.


AD Sportscars
Sint Martinusweg 189 / 14
1930Zaventem
Belgium
Contact Person Kontaktperson
Title 
Mr
First name 
Amaury
Last name 
De La Croix D Ogimont

Mobile phone 
+32-475712642