Chassis n ° BE 819
Engine D2 n ° 1141
- High quality restoration
- In the great tradition of British GTs
- The second last AC Bristol produced
As stated in its original registration book, this car was registered for the first time on October 18, 1962. With chassis number BE 819, the very dynamic club AC France confirmed us that this was the second last piece produced of this model and that one could even consider that it was the last Aceca customer car made, as the very last one was for Charles Hurlock, the President of AC Cars. It is powered by its original Bristol D2 engine, one of the most powerful evolutions of this brilliant six-cylinder unit. The same registration book testifies the ownership of the car till 1966. In 2005 it was restored by an Australian specialist, a photo album of some steps of the restoration comes with the car, before being sold to an enthusiast from New Zealand.
In 2006, a Belgian collector acquired the car and had it shipped to his country. Wishing to take part in historical rallies, he had a FIA Historical Technical Passport (attached to the file) organized, but too busy with his professional activities, he lacked the time for this project. The car has covered 1,200 km since the restoration, and Thierry Allard, a mechanic with a passion for English cars, was entrusted with the service and maintenance. It is interesting to know that the current owner's everyday drive is a MGB...
Significantly more expensive than an E-Type at the time, the Aceca was the closed coupe version of the Ace roadster and offered a refined interior in the purest tradition of the British GTs. With a Bristol engine, production was limited to less than 170 units, making it an extremely rare car. In its impeccable condition, the car that we offer is particularly attractive.