1957 AC Ace Bristol Roadster / BEX 274 Chassis Information

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol photograph

1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol1957 AC Ace Bristol
Roadster
Chassis #: BEX 274
Engine #: 10 0D 603
The AC Ace Bristol was a lightweight British roadster with 466 Bristol-powered hand-built examples built between 1956 and 1963. These lightweight aluminum-bodied cars were very successful in the two-liter category in international racing, earning class victories in English sports car events, at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and in the American SCCA championship.

This particular example is a left-hand-drive export model, completed on April 17th of 1957. It left the factory finished in silver with red leather upholstery and equipped with the 100D engine. It was shipped to the United States and sold new through Hap Dressel's AC Imports in Arlington, Virginia. Its first private owner was Gerald Henry Lehrer, a resident of Baltimore. Mr. Lehrer campaigned the car at regional SCCA events at Thompson and Lime Rock during the summer of 1957. Its only known finish was a 12th overall finish in the D- and E-Production race at Lime Rock on July 28th.

In 1974, Elmer Wilcox of Buffalo purchased the car from a local dealership and n 1974, Elmer Wilcox of Buffalo purchased. After years of use, it was put into storage where it rested for two decades. More recently, it was resurrected from its slumber and remains in original condition, with its matching-numbers engine and factory data tag. The engine is a 1971cc overhead valve 6-cylinder engine fitted with three Solex carburetors and offers 125 horsepower. There is a four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel hydraulic finned-aluminum drum brakes, and a four-wheel independent suspension with transverse leaf springs, lower wishbones, and shock absorbers.


By Daniel Vaughan | Oct 2019


2019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island

Pre-Auction Estimates :
$300,000-$350,000 
Lot was not sold

2019 1
2016 1
2015 1
2012 4
2011 1
2009 1
2008 1
2007 1
2006 1
2003 2

1957 AC Ace Bristol Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1957 sales)
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX349
Sold for $281,800
  2019 H & H Classics - Imperial War Museum, Duxford
 
1957 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Chassis#: BEX 281
Sold for $325,565
  2016 Bonhams : The Monaco Sale
 
1957 AC Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 266
Sold for $256,480
  2015 RM Auctions - Paris
 
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BE368
Sold for $234,817
  2012 H & H Auctions - The Pavilion Gardens
 
1957 AC Ace-Bristol Roadster
Chassis#: BE321
Sold for $266,616
  2012 Bonhams - Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood
 
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 404
Sold for $308,000
  2012 Gooding & Company, Amelia Island, Fl
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 329
Sold for $231,000
  2012 Gooding and Company - The Scottsdale Auction
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX404
Sold for $258,500
  2011 Gooding and Company - The Amelia Island Auction
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 Ace Ace-Bristol
Chassis#: BEX404
Sold for $264,000
  2009 Pebble Beach Auction : Gooding & Company
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 AC ACE BRISTOL ROADSTER
Chassis#: BEX404
Sold for $258,500
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Sold for $154,000
  2007 Gooding & Company
1957 AC Ace Bristol image  1957 AC Ace Bristol image  
1957 AC Ace Bristol
Chassis#: BEX 246
Sold for $124,842
  2006 Coys Auction -Grandes Marques - Maastricht
 
1957 AC Ace Bristol Race Car
Sold for $88,000
  2003 Monterey Sports and Classic Car Auction
 
1957 AC Ace Bristol Roadster
Sold for $82,500
  2003 Vintage Motor Cars at Amelia Island
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1957 AC Ace Bristol's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1957 AC Ace BristolBEX 2742019 Gooding & Company : Amelia Island $300,000$350,000
1957 AC Ace-BristolBEX3852019 Bonhams : Scottsdale Arizona $300,000$375,000
1957 AC Ace Bristol Competition RoadsterBEX2492018 Coys : Legende et Passion Monaco 2018   

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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 Aceca1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: AE650
Engine Num: CL2350WT
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 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 Aceca1958 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: BEX 703
Engine Num: 887 D2
Chassis information for the AC Ace Bristol1958 Roadster
Chassis Num: BEX468
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 Aceca1960 Fastback Coupe
Chassis Num: BE771
Engine Num: 984D2
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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