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1958 AC Ace


Chassis number : BEX 389

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Sold for $252,000 at 2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : The Passion for the Drive.
AC surprised the motoring world in 1953 by announcing its new Ace sports car. Retaining the company's Bristol-BMW derived 2-liter engine tuned to 85 horsepower, the chassis, and coachwork were startlingly modern with styling and design by John Tojeiro, whose inspiration, no doubt, came from the contemporary Ferrari Barchetta. This was a classic postwar English roadster: an all-independent suspension, a Spartan leather upholstered cockpit, full instrumentation, a four-speed gearbox, and, in English tradition, minimal weather protection. It had a top speed of 100 mph and could go from 0-60 mph in 11.5 seconds.

Chassis BEX 389 was dispatched from the United Kingdom on December 20th of 1957. It was sold by AC Imports of Arlington, Virginia, to a D.C. resident. In 1968 Gerald F. Curtin, VP of the petrochemicals division of DuPont purchased the car. The car was last registered in 1970. Mr. Curtin first registered the car on June 22, 1968, and then again in 1969 with the license plate expiring in March of 1970. For reasons unknown, it was put into storage for four decades until his death in 2010 when it was sold to the current owner. Only 689 were produced, and this one remains in its original unrestored condition.

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2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : The Passion for the Drive

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $275,000-USD $325,000 
Sale Price :
USD $252,000

1958 AC Ace Auction Sales

Recent Sales of the AC Ace

(Data based on Model Year 1958 sales)
1958 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX389
Sold for USD$252,000
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : The Passion for the Drive
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1958 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX385
Sold for USD$263,200
  2022 Broad Arrow Auctions : Monterey Jet Center Auction
 
1958 AC ACE ROADSTER
Chassis#: AEX221
Sold for USD$516,500
  2022 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona
 
1958 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster
Chassis#: BEX495
Sold for USD$311,136
  2019 Bonhams : The Zoute Sale
 
1958 AC Ace Roadster
Chassis#: AE 413
Sold for USD$284,727
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 
1958 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX406
Sold for USD$330,532
  2016 Silverstone Auction - Classic Sale
 
1958 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 436
Sold for USD$341,000
  2014 RM Auctions - Hershey
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1958 AC ACE ROADSTER
Chassis#: AEX416
Sold for USD$250,666
  2014 The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1958 AC Ace
Chassis#: AEX-456
Sold for USD$214,500
  2013 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
 
1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Sold for USD$181,500
  2012 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic Auction
 
1958 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX468
Sold for USD$258,500
  2011 The Scottsdale Auction - Gooding & Company
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1958 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX397
Sold for USD$110,000
  2010 Russo and Steele - Monterey Auction
 
1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Sold for USD$192,500
  2009 Sports & Classics of Monterey
 
1958 A.C. ACE ROADSTER
Sold for USD$50,600
  2004 Bonhams - MOTORCARS BROOKLINE
 
1958 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Sold for USD$82,500
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1958 AC Ace Roadster
Sold for USD$47,700
  2002 Michigan Fall Classic Car Auction - The Kughn Collection
 
1958 AC Ace Roadster
Sold for USD$49,500
  2002 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1958 AC ROADSTER
Sold for USD$69,300
  2002 Barrett-Jackson - Petersen Museum 2002
 

AC Aces That Failed To Sell At Auction

1958 AC Ace's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1958 AC Ace-BristolBEX 3402022 RM Sothebys : Gene Ponder Collection $350,000$400,000
1958 AC Ace-BristolBEX10192020 Bonhams : Amelia Island Concours $350,000$380,000
1958 AC Ace-BristolBEX4362019 Bonhams : Quail Lodge Auction $350,000$450,000
1958 AC Ace-Bristol RoadsterBEX10192019 Mecum : Monterey$300,000$400,000$425,000
1958 AC Ace Bristol RoadsterBEX4522019 Bonhams : Les Grandes Marques du Monde au Grand Palais $280,000$340,000
1958 AC Ace BristolBEX4062015 Silverstone Auction Salon Prive Sale   
1958 AC Ace BristolBE 4412011 Silverstone Classic Sale   
1958 AC ACE BRISTOLBEX3972011 Russo & Steele Scottsdale, Arizona   

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