Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1957
  • Car type 
    Coupé
  • Competition car 
    Yes
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Royal Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Festival Auction
Brands Hatch Motor Racing Circuit
Fawkham, Longfield
Kent, DA3 8NG
Sunday 24th May 2009
Registration Number: 904TOO Chassis Number: AE697
During the fifties the genius of race chassis designer John Tojeiro caught the attention of many. Among the many was Ernest Bailey, in charge of Buckland Body Works which supplied bodies to AC: it was he who prompted AC to enlist the aid of Tojeiro in designing a sports car to boost sales of the marque. The creation was the Ace, which first appeared at Earls Court in 1953. The Ace ‘Ferrari-style‘ open two-seater was followed in 1954 by the Aceca coupé, a beautifully-proportioned early example of a GT type body. The Ace line eventually became the Cobra, the chassis being able to handle more than three times the power for which it was first designed.
This rare and beautiful AC Aceca left the AC factory in October 1958 and was delivered new to South Africa. Having changed ownership in 1969, the car was sub