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1963 AC Ace Roadster / RS 5030 Vehicle Information

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1963 AC Ace photograph

1963 AC Ace photograph

1963 AC Ace photograph

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1963 AC Ace photograph

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Sold for $500,000 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
The rarest of the three different engines in the AC Ace was the 2.6-liter Ford Zephyr introduced in 1961. This is the 30th of the 37 2.6s built and is one of only a handful in the United States. This car also has the benefit of the more powerful Ken Rudd 'Ruddspeed' Raymond Mays type cylinder head. Ken Rudd was an engine tuner and was also one of the AC works drivers at Le Mans in 1957 and 1959. Ruddspeed Ace's are highly desirable and are often referred to as a crossover car between the original AC Ace and the Shelby Cobra.
Sold for $500,000 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey.
Just 37 examples of the Ace were built with power supplied by Ford of England's 2.6-liter (2,553 cubic centimeter) pushrod overhead-valve inline-six, as used in the Zodiacs and Zephyrs. Known as the 'Ruddspeed' option, they were adapted by Ken Rudd and used three Weber or SU carburetors and delivered upwards of 170 horsepower. These engines were more compact than the Bristol or AC sixes, and the lower engine height allowed AC's designers to redesign the body from the cowl forward with a lower bonnet line. They had a smaller grille which was later used, with minor changes, for Shelby's earliest leaf-spring Cobras.

This example is fitted with the Stage 4 Ruddspeed Ford Zephyr engine with a free-breathing Raymond Mays aluminum cylinder head and three SU HD6 carburetors. It produces 170 brake horsepower at 5,500 RPM and compliments the vehicle's lightweight construction, weighing over 400 pounds less than even the Cobra.

Additionally, this vehicle has a heater, Lucas headlights, a laminated wood-rim steering wheel, dual outside mirrors, and five silver painted wire wheels with 185 R15 Avon tires.

This vehicle has been restored and finished in red with black leather. It is number 30 of the 37 Aces built with the 2.6-liter Zephyr engine. It has a known history from new, and its most recent owner used it in the California Mille, Copperstate 1000, and Colorado Grand.


By Daniel Vaughan | Dec 2021



2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $300,000-USD $375,000 
Sale Price :
USD $500,000

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1963 sales)
1963 AC Ace 2.6 'Ruddspeed'
Chassis#: RS5030
Sold for USD$500,000
  2021 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1963 AC Ace image  1963 AC Ace image  
1963 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX.1210
Sold for USD$280,500
  2010 Gooding and Company : The Amelia Island Auction
1963 AC Ace image  1963 AC Ace image  

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AC Ace Vehicle Profiles
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AE73
Model Year: 1955
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 160
Engine Num: CL 2290 WT
Model Year: 1956
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Chassis Num: AEX 93
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BE 172
Engine Num: 100D 520
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 223
Engine Num: 100D 559
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 229
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 229
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1957
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1957
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 142
Engine Num: 110D2 889
Model Year: 1957
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 274
Engine Num: 10 0D 603
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 329
Engine Num: 100D 682
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 404
Engine Num: 100D 760
Model Year: 1957
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Berlinetta
AC Ace Berlinetta

Chassis Num: BEX 477
Model Year: 1957
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX205
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 478
Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 389
Engine Num: 738 D
Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 436
Engine Num: 805 D2 or 100D2 805
Model Year: 1958
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 448
Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 450
Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1019
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX468
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1959
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1045
Model Year: 1959
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1090
Engine Num: 100 D2 1000
Model Year: 1959
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX447
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 1181
Model Year: 1960
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 1194
Engine Num: CLBN2476WT
Model Year: 1960
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1054
Engine Num: 100D2 944
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1146
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1166
Model Year: 1960
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1072
Engine Num: 992D2
Model Year: 1960
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: RS 5004
Model Year: 1961
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
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AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1213
Model Year: 1962
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX.1210
Engine Num: 1163D2
Model Year: 1963
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: RS 5030
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History


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