1956 AC Ace Roadster / AEX 160 Vehicle Information

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

1956 AC Ace photograph

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Roadster
Chassis #: AEX 160
Engine #: CL 2290 WT
Sold for $396,000 at 2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic.
Sold for $362,500 at 2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island.
This AC Ace left the factory on May 11th of 1956. It was sent to the AC distributor in Los Angeles, California, and was sold new to Irving Davis of Beverly Hills, California. After spending time in Switzerland, it was repatriated in 1982 by its third owner, Dr. Walter Padow of Plantation, Florida, who retained it for the next 33 years. While in his care, the car won several awards, including an AACA Grand National.

In the early 1990s, the car was given a restoration. It was shown at the inaugural Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in 1996 where it won First Place in its Class.

In 2016, the car was acquired by its current owner. Currently it has 23,811 miles on its odometer. It is finished in red with a black interior.


By Daniel Vaughan | Apr 2018


2018 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $425,000 
Sale Price :
USD $362,500

2016 Worldwide Auctions - The Houston Classic

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $375,000-USD $425,000 
Sale Price :
USD $396,000

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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