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1960 AC Ace Roadster / BEX1072 Vehicle Information

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1960 AC Ace photograph

1960 AC Ace photograph

1960 AC Ace photograph

1960 AC Ace photograph

1960 AC Ace photograph

1960 AC Ace photograph

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The AC: A Brief History

AC Ace
From its beginnings as makers of small, lightweight delivery vehicles at the turn of the 20th century, AC (the initials stand for Auto Carriers) turned to production of full-size six-cylinder cars following World War I. The engine - a 2-liter six with chain-driven single overhead camshaft, inclined valves, crossflow porting, aluminum block and crankcase, and wet cylinder sleeves - was a model of engineering sophistication for its time. Its design proves so sound that it continued with progressive refinements and horsepower boosts in AC's until 1954.

AC AceThe AC Ace
Based on the Tojeiro sports car, the AC Ace Roadster debuted at the 1953 London Motor Show with 4-wheel independent suspension supplied by transverse leaf springs and powered by the trusty 2.2-liter six described above. In 1955 the Bristol built six-cylinder engine became available, and in 1956 the Ace was joined by a handsome fastback coupe called the Aceca. The Bristol-powered cars were on offer until 1961 when their engine supply ceased. By 1962 the Ace was powered by a Ford 260 V-8 at the urging of Ú.S. race-driver Carroll Shelby, and the Ace transmogrified into AC's and Shelby's best-known creation, the Cobra.

AC Ace
This Car
One of only 463 AC Bristols produced, of which 241 were earmarked for export to the ÚS, this car was in the hands of the same Ú.S. owner for 40 years.


AC Ace
Finished in its correct shade of cream with complementing medium-brown leather seats, brown carpeting, stayfast top and tonneau cover, and left-hand-drive. A very favorable power-to-weight ratio (105 bhp/1685 lbs) - thanks to its aluminum body and tubular chassis construction - gives the Ace Bristol sparkling performance while its simple, but effective, independent suspension lends its enviable road-holding qualities. Add to the highly attractive two-seat styling reminiscent of an early Ferrari Barchetta and the result is a thoroughbred vintage sports car in the best British tradition.

Source - Gooding & Company



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1960 AC Ace Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1960 sales)
1960 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BE 1120
Sold for USD$340,850
  2021 RM Sothebys : London
 
1960 AC Bristol ACE Roadster
Chassis#: BEX1160
Sold for USD$301,265
  2021 Artcurial : PARISIENNE 2021
 
1960 AC Bristol ACE Roadster
Chassis#: BEX1064
Sold for USD$449,045
  2020 Artcurial : Automobiles sur les Champs
 
1960 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 1146
Sold for USD$280,000
  2019 RM Sothebys : Scottsdale Arizona
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1960/1997 AC Ace Roadster
Chassis#: SABTVRO3727134839
Sold for USD$141,438
  2018 Bonhams : Goodwood Revival
 
1960 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 1054
Sold for USD$495,000
  2016 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island
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1960 AC Ace Roadster
Chassis#: AE 1170
Sold for USD$221,023
  2015 Bonhams : The Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale
 
1960 AC Ace 2.6 'Ruddspeed'
Sold for USD$297,472
  2014 RM Auctions - London
 
1960 AC Aceca Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 739
Sold for USD$140,323
  2011 RM Auctions - Salon Privé
 
1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe
Chassis#: BEX766
Sold for USD$137,500
  2010 RM Auctions - Automobiles of Arizona
 
1960 AC Aceca Bristol Coupe
Sold for USD$48,400
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1960 AC Ace's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
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AC Ace Vehicle Profiles
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AE73
Model Year: 1955
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 160
Engine Num: CL 2290 WT
Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 93
Model Year: 1956
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BE 172
Engine Num: 100D 520
Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 223
Engine Num: 100D 559
Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 229
Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 229
Model Year: 1956
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1957
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 142
Engine Num: 110D2 889
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 274
Engine Num: 10 0D 603
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 329
Engine Num: 100D 682
Model Year: 1957
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 404
Engine Num: 100D 760
Model Year: 1957
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Berlinetta
AC Ace Berlinetta

Chassis Num: BEX 477
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX205
Model Year: 1957
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1958
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 478
Model Year: 1958
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 389
Engine Num: 738 D
Model Year: 1958
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 436
Engine Num: 805 D2 or 100D2 805
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 448
Model Year: 1958
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 450
Model Year: 1958
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1019
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX468
Model Year: 1958
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1959
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1045
Model Year: 1959
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1090
Engine Num: 100 D2 1000
Model Year: 1959
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX447
Model Year: 1959
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 1181
Model Year: 1960
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: AEX 1194
Engine Num: CLBN2476WT
Model Year: 1960
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1054
Engine Num: 100D2 944
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1146
Model Year: 1960
Profile and Auction History
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX 1166
Model Year: 1960
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1072
Engine Num: 992D2
Model Year: 1960
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: RS 5004
Model Year: 1961
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
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Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Model Year: 1962
Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX1213
Model Year: 1962
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AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: BEX.1210
Engine Num: 1163D2
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History

Roadster
AC Ace Roadster

Chassis Num: RS 5030
Model Year: 1963
Profile and Auction History


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