1955 AC Aceca

coupe

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1955
  • Mileage 
    4 051 mi / 6 520 km
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Interior colour 
    Black
  • Number of doors 
    2
  • Number of seats 
    2
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Orange
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

General Information

Brand: AC
Type: Aceca Coupe
Mileage: 4,051 miles
Price: On request
Mille Miglia Eligible: Yes

History

The AC Aceca was introduced in 1954 at the Earls Court Motor Show as the coupe variant of the open AC Ace. A total of 151 copies of the AC Aceca were built between 1954 and 1963. The Aceca has a magnificent GT body made of aluminium, and features a 6-cylinder engine with 3 carburettors. 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.

Car description

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 six-cylinder engine became available. The combination of a fine-handling chassis and a decent power-to-weight ratio – the engine could touch 120mph and helped the Ace version to numerous successes in production sports car racing, arguably its finest achievement being a 1st-in-class and 7th overall finish at Le Mans in 1959.

This Aceca Coupe benefitted from much maintenance history over the years, with recent work having been completed to the engine, carburettors, clutch brakes and steering. Offered in original condition with a beautiful patina, this is a very good looking sports GT car which is eligible for many historic motor racing events.

Documentation

English registration and complete history and maintenance overview available.