Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1963
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Midnight Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Interior type 
    Leather
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Spirit of Motoring
Ascot Racecourse,
Ascot,
Berkshire SL5 7JX
Saturday 3 October 2009
Registration Number: 188 DDA Chassis Number: G/HN3/15220
In the early 1950’s, AC seemed doomed as a car maker because all it had were invalid carriages and an old fashioned 2 litre saloon and tourers. As it seemed that AC would fade, John Tojeiro was making chassis for a small number of customers. They were simple but effective ladder frames with independent front and rear suspension. AC’s own Allan Turner revised the body style, turning pretty into beautiful, and so the AC Ace was born. The Ace was an immensely successful car in every way; it sold strongly, won races and was perhaps the loveliest car of its era. AC, however, had no replacement in the pipeline. The Ace was then-hit by the fact that Bristol ceased production of the 2 litre engine which had become the backbone of AC’s range. It turned to a tuned version of the 2.6 litre Ford Zephyr engine, which gave bette