1960 AC Aceca Fastback Coupe / AEX 756 Vehicle Information

1960 AC Aceca photograph

1960 AC Aceca photograph

1960 AC Aceca photograph

1960 AC Aceca1960 AC Aceca1960 AC Aceca
Fastback Coupe
Chassis #: AEX 756
Sold for $286,000 at 2014 RM Auctions at Monterey.
AC Cars was one of the first British automobile manufacturers, with production dating back to 1901. Over the years, they established a successful competition record and emerged intact in the post-war era to produce one of the most significant sports cars in history. That car was the open two-seater sports car, the AC Ace, wearing a design by John Tojiero. Production began in 1953 and was powered by a two-liter engine fitted inside the tube frame chassis, also of Tojiero's design. At the 1954 London Motor Show, AC introduced a second model, the AC Aceca. This was a coupe variant of the Ace roadster, but with more luxury features and greater refinement. The Aceca had a chassis that was similar to the Ace's tube frame and independent suspension, with heavier duty main rails and an extra cross member. The chassis received rubber mountings on the differential to reduce noise and vibration within the closed cabin. Between the front and rear bulkheads of the cabin were fiberglass panels, which added additional sound insulation. Inside, there was leather, wood, and wool carpeting.

In 1956, a Bristol 1971 cubic centimeter inline six became available as optional equipment. The Bristol engine brought horsepower from 90 to 105 (or 125 in D2 tune). In both coupe and roadster form, the cars were successful in racing with class victories at Sebring in 1958 and 1959, as well as a class victory at the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1959.

This particular AC Aceca was completed at Thames Ditton on January 4th of 1960. It was sold new as a left-hand-drive example to North America. Under its bonnet was an AC two-liter engine. Under the previous owner's care it was given the 1971-cubic centimeter Bristol engine and gearbox.

The current owner acquired the car in 2010. A comprehensive restoration was recently finished and finished in an original AC shade of slate blue. The interior is trimmed in black leather with grey carpeting.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2014


2014 RM Auctions at Monterey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $125,000-USD $175,000 
Sale Price :
USD $286,000

1960 AC Aceca Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 AC Aceca
Chassis#: AEX732
Sold for USD$95,200
  2020 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island
1960 AC Aceca image  1960 AC Aceca image  
1960 AC Aceca
Sold for USD$176,692
  2019 Silverstone - Classic Cars & Competition Cars
 
1960 AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe
Sold for USD$176,000
  2015 Auctions America - Auburn Fall
 
1960 AC Aceca
Chassis#: AEX 756
Sold for USD$286,000
  2014 RM Auctions at Monterey
1960 AC Aceca image  1960 AC Aceca image  
1960 AC ACECA COUPE
Sold for USD$66,000
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 AC Aceca's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1960 AC Aceca-Bristol Coupe 2016 Auctions America : Santa Monica$165,000  
1960 AC Aceca-BristolBEX 7662016 RM Sothebys : Arizona$190,000  
1960 AC Aceca Bristol CoupeBE7712015 Mecum : Monterey$130,000$220,000$250,000
1960 AC Aceca BristolBE7712015 Motostalgia Auction Indianapolis Brickyard $190,000$245,000
1960 AC Aceca-BristolBE 7722014 RM Auctions Automobiles of Arizona$140,000  

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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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