1958 AC Aceca Fastback Coupe / AE650 Vehicle Information

1958 AC Aceca photograph

1958 AC Aceca photograph

1958 AC Aceca photograph

1958 AC Aceca photograph

1958 AC Aceca photograph

1958 AC Aceca photograph

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Fastback Coupe
Chassis #: AE650
Engine #: CL2350WT
Cliff Davis's Ferrari 166-inspired barchetta bodywork of his Tojeiro sports racer was successful enough to prompt AC Cars to put the design into production in 1954 as the Ace. The barchetta bodywork and John Tojeiro's twin-tube ladder frame chassis remained, as did the Cooper-influenced all-independent suspension. The engine, however, was AC's own 2-liter, long-stroke six. A hardtop version - the fastback-styled Aceca coupe - made its debut at the Earls Court Motor Show in 1954. This hand-formed body was made from aluminum over a tubular steel framework. All major components rested on rubber bushes to help reduce noise levels within the cabin.

Along with the Aston Martin DB2/4, the Aceca was one of the first hatchback designs.

During the car's production lifespan, very few alterations were made to the Aceca apart from a change of engines. In total, there were just 151 examples produced with the AC six.

This example is an original right-hand drive car that left the Thames Ditton factory on April 23rd of 1958 in Bright Blue with beige upholstery. It was originally registered as '10FPG' in the UK.

The car was set to auction in 1986 and subsequently advertised by classic car dealer Nigel Dawes later that year. The Aceca then made its way across the Atlantic and underwent a comprehensive rebuild in recent years for the Texas-based owner. The car is currently finished in red with tan upholstery with blue piping and matching blue carpets.

In 2013, the car was offered for sale at the Bonhams Auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. It was estimated to sell for $85,000 - $100,000. Bidding failed to satisfy the vehicle's reserve and it would leave the auction unsold.


By Daniel Vaughan | Feb 2013


2013 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $85,000-USD $100,000 
Lot was not sold

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 AC Aceca-Bristol
Sold for USD$132,519
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
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Sold for USD$90,000
  2012 Branson Auction - Spring 2012
 
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Chassis#: AEX672
Sold for USD$99,000
  2012 RM Auctions at Amelia Island, Fla
1958 AC Aceca image  1958 AC Aceca image  

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 AC Aceca's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 AC Aceca CoupeAE6502013 Bonhams The Scottsdale Auction $85,000$100,000

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Vehicle Profiles

Chassis information for the AC Aceca1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AE650
Engine Num: CL2350WT
Chassis information for the AC Aceca Bristol1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: BEX 632
Chassis information for the AC Aceca Bristol1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: BEX 670
Engine Num: 100D 775
Chassis information for the AC Aceca Bristol1958 Coupe
Chassis Num: BEX 678
Engine Num: 859 D2
Chassis information for the AC Aceca1960 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AEX732
Engine Num: CLB2415
Chassis information for the AC Aceca1960 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: BE771
Engine Num: 984D2


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