The ACE was produced by AC Cars of Thomas Ditter, England from 1953 to 1963.
It was one of England’s first post-war sports cars, featuring an attractive body and a simple, yet sporting, chassis. In later years, the design was used by Carol Shelby to create the most iconic of British roadsters, the AC Cobra.
AC Aces made a brief appearance in motor sport, and the car’s best moment probably came at LeMans in 1957 with a 7th place overall. This was followed by an eighth place at the 1958 edition. During this time the Ace provided direct competition to the Jaguar XK 120 and 140, Austin-Healey 100M and Porsche 356 Speedster.
Early Ace’s used an engine which was designed by John Weller in 1919. This beautiful example (chassis # AEX123 ) is fitted with the original and matching AC engine # 2332 CL , an inline six-cylinder displacing 1,991 cc and producing 90 hp / 67 kW.
Produced in 1956, the car was delivered new to the US, left-hand drive and originally painted in white color (see picture in front of AC’s factory in 1956).
The current owner acquired it from another Belgian collector in 2009 and went through a restoration project in 2010-2011 by UK specialist Jon Sichel Engineering, in Kent. Full documentation of the restoration and the engine rebuilt come with the car.
Today, the car is finished in red over a good-looking blue leather interior with a black soft top. It presents very well and is in good technical condition.
Don’t miss this opportunity to acquire a beautiful example of one of AC’s most iconic creations. Available in our showroom in Zaventem, 5 min away from Brussels airport.