1956 AC Ace Roadster Vehicle Profile

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace1956 AC Ace
Roadster
Joseph 'Hap' Dressel of Arlington, VA, was the original importer of AC cars and was the first owner of this car.

It was purchased for racing and competed in the 1956 12-Hours of Sebring where it made a flawless run with Dressel's team finishing 4th in class, 18th overall. It was raced then with its original 4' wide tires and 6-cylinder AC engine. It also competed in other early SCCA races at tracks including VIR and Watkins Glen.

Frank Morgan was the second owner and purchased it in 1957 while on a honeymoon trip with his wife Mary. He used the car for both club racing and pleasure. In the mid-1960s he upgraded the engine with period modifications converting it to a Buick 215 aluminum V8. Morgan competed at Bridgehampton and in various SCCA races in the Ace in livery in which it now shown.

The Ace spent over 40 years covered in a garage or stored.


No auction information available for this vehicle at this time.

1956 AC Ace Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1956 sales)
1956 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 225
Sold for USD$281,552
  2020 RM : The European Sale featuring the Petitjean Collection
 
1956 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 223
Sold for USD$401,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 AC Ace image  1956 AC Ace image  
1956 AC Ace
Chassis#: AEX 160
Sold for USD$362,500
  2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
1956 AC Ace image  1956 AC Ace image  
1956 AC Bristol roadster
Chassis#: BEX 211
Sold for USD$343,052
  2017 Artcurial : Retromobile
 
1956 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BE 172
Sold for USD$308,000
  2016 Gooding & Company : Pebble Beach
1956 AC Ace image  
1956 AC Ace Roadster
Chassis#: AEX160
Sold for USD$396,000
  2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic
1956 AC Ace image  1956 AC Ace image  
1956 AC ACE-BRISTOL ROADSTER
Chassis#: BEX222
Sold for USD$153,446
  2016 Bonhams - Goodwood Members' Meeting
 
1956 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster
Chassis#: BEX222
Sold for USD$213,713
  2013 Bonhams - The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1956 AC Ace Bristol Sports Two Seater
Chassis#: BEX 175
Sold for USD$221,500
  2012 Bonhams - The Scottsdale Sale, Az
 
1956 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Chassis#: AEX 93
Sold for USD$148,500
  2011 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Amelia Island
1956 AC Ace image  1956 AC Ace image  
1956 AC Ace Roadster
Chassis#: AEX138
Sold for USD$192,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1956 AC Ace
Chassis#: AEX 116
Sold for USD$216,000
  2008 Bonhams - The Greenwich Concours d'Elegance
 
1956 AC ACE ROADSTER
Sold for USD$68,200
  2001 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2001
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1956 AC Ace's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1956 AC Ace BristolBEX2352015 H & H Auctions Imperial War Museum   
1956 AC ACE Roadster 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$120,000  
1956 AC ACE Roadster 2015 Leake Auction Tulsa, OK$115,000  

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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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