1962 AC Ace Roadster Vehicle Profile

1962 AC Ace photograph

1962 AC Ace
Roadster
Most people know it as the 'Shelby' Cobra. Very few know it started with a British car company called AC (Auto Carriers) which has been around for over 100 years. They started before World War I making the Sociable, which was a one cylinder three wheel vehicle.

Over time they began to build cars. Eventually, after World War II, they produced the fine sports car known as the Ace. It was powered by a 1.9 liter 6-cylinder engine at first and later by a 6-cylinder Bristol engine. This engine had great power and delivered many victories for AC at race tracks around the world. Eventually, the Bristol engine was no longer avaiable so Ken Rudd, a racer and tuner in the UK, developed various stages of tune for the Ford Zephyr 2.6 liter 6-cylidner engines. The lower engine height allowed AC to develop a sleeker design of the Ace with better aerodyanmics. These cars were designated with RS (Rudd Speed) chassis numbers and only 37 were built.

In 2004, two RS model Aces were produced in the original AC factory at Frimley, UK on the original tooling before AC closed for good. One was completed by Steve Grey of AC Heritage and other came to the USA and sat for several years. The current owner purchased the car in 2008. The car has been certified and registered in the AC registry as RS5038, the last RS car built.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1962 AC Ace Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1962 sales)
1962 AC Aceca Coupé
Chassis#: AE822
Sold for USD$132,241
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1962 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BE1199
Sold for USD$193,250
  2016 H & H Auctions - Imperial War Museum-Duxford
 
1962 AC Cobra Roadster
Chassis#: CS 2030
Sold for USD$559,949
  2015 Bonhams : Bond Street Motor Car Sale
 
1962 AC Aceca Coupe
Chassis#: RS5506
Sold for USD$131,158
  2010 Bonhams - Goodwood Revival, Chichester, Sussex
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1962 AC Ace's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the AC Ace1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: AEX 160
Engine Num: CL 2290 WT
Chassis information for the AC Ace1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: AEX 93
Chassis information for the AC Ace1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: BE 172
Engine Num: 100D 520
Chassis information for the AC Ace1956 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 223
Engine Num: 100D 559
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: AEX 142
Engine Num: 110D2 889
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 274
Engine Num: 10 0D 603
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 329
Engine Num: 100D 682
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1957 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 404
Engine Num: 100D 760
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 389
Engine Num: 738 D
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 436
Engine Num: 805 D2 or 100D2 805
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 1090
Engine Num: 100 D2 1000
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1959 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX447
Chassis information for the AC Ace1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: AEX 1194
Engine Num: CLBN2476WT
Chassis information for the AC Ace1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX 1054
Engine Num: 100D2 944
Chassis information for the AC Ace1960 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX1072
Engine Num: 992D2
Chassis information for the AC Ace1963 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX.1210
Engine Num: 1163D2


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