1955 AC Bristol Coupe

General Information


Brand: AC
Type: Aceca Bristol Coupe
Mileage: 4,051 miles
Price: On request
Mille Miglia Eligible: Yes

History

The AC Aceca was introduced in 1954 at the Earls Court Motor Show as the coupe variant of the open AC Ace. A total of 151 copies of the AC Aceca were built between 1954 and 1963. The Aceca has a magnificent GT body made of aluminium, and features a 6-cylinder engine with 3 carburettors. To reduce noise levels within the cabin, AC mounted all major components on rubber bushes. The result was a well-engineered, light in weight and extremely pretty GT car in the best AC tradition.

Car description

Very few alterations were made to the Ace and Aceca apart from a change of engine for 1956 when the more-powerful (up to 130bhp) 2.0-litre Bristol six-cylinder engine became available. The combination of a fine-handling chassis and a decent power-to-weight ratio – the Bristol-engine could touch 120mph and helped the Ace version to numerous successes in production sports car racing, arguably its finest achievement being a 1st-in-class and 7th overall finish at Le Mans in 1959. 

This Aceca Bristol Coupe benefitted from much maintenance history over the years, with recent work having been completed to the engine, carburettors, clutch  brakes and steering. Offered in original condition with a beautiful patina, this is a very good looking sports GT car which is eligible for many historic motor racing events.


Documentation

English registration and complete history and maintenance overview available.