1958 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe / BEX 678 Vehicle Information

1958 AC Aceca Bristol photograph

1958 AC Aceca Bristol photograph

1958 AC Aceca Bristol photograph

1958 AC Aceca Bristol1958 AC Aceca Bristol1958 AC Aceca Bristol
Coupe
Chassis #: BEX 678
Engine #: 859 D2
Sold for $214,500 at 2014 RM Auctions - Hershey.
Sold for $209,000 at 2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This particular example would be completed in 1958 and would make its way to the United States. Upon arrival, the car would end up the property of renowned New York City jeweler Harry Winston's son, Peter Winston.

Peter Winston would make use of the car everyday around Manhattan for a number of years before it would be sold to Tom Hickey. Hickey would be a Ph.D. candidate at Harvard's School of Education at the same time he took part in the final Cannonball run in 1975. Taking part in such events was just part of Hickey's racing endeavors. The Aceca served to bridge the gap between his personal and racing interests. However, not long after taking ownership of the car Hickey would send the car back across the Atlantic to have AC Cars to refurbish and return the Aceca-Bristol to like new status.

Hickey would not part with the Aceca unless there was something that forced his hand. Sadly, a tragic illness would prove to be the force for which he wasn't ready. Enter John Moir.

Moir would take delivery of the car and it would immediately become a favorite within his collection. Even after 30 years, the Aceca retained a very special place within Moir's heart. As a result, the car would remain highly original. The engine is the original Bristol powerplant placed inside the car in 1958. Beyond the engine, the interior, finish and other such details remain nearly as they were when new. As such, the car provides rich memories of Winston, Hickey and Moir.

AC Car's Aceca-Bristol would be one of its finest combinations of performance and refinement. And, this particular example would have to be considered one of the most respected variants of the Bristol-powered Acecas produced by AC.

Offered as part of RM Auctions' 2014 Hershey event, the 1958 AC Aceca-Bristol would earn pre-auction estimates ranging between $175,000 and $250,000. Proving its provenance and limited nature, the car would end up garnering a sale price of $214,500.

By Jeremy McMullen


2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $200,000-USD $240,000 
Sale Price :
USD $209,000

2014 RM Auctions - Hershey

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $175,000-USD $250,000 
Sale Price :
USD $214,500

1958 AC Aceca Bristol Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 AC Aceca-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 632
Sold for USD$286,000
  2017 RM Sothebys : Monterey
1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  
1958 AC Aceca-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 670
Sold for USD$269,500
  2016 RM Sotheby's : Monterey
1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  
1958 AC Aceca-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 678
Sold for USD$209,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  
1958 AC Aceca-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 678
Sold for USD$214,500
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  1958 AC Aceca Bristol image  
1958 AC Aceca Bristol
Chassis#: 19804275500650
Sold for USD$144,256
  2011 RM Auctions - London
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1958 AC Aceca Bristol's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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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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