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This AC Ace Bristol Left the factory in October 1959 bound for Texas. This car, unlike many other cars that went to foreign shores, seemingly had a gentle life and still retains its original matching numbers engine, corresponding to the original chassis plate on the bulkhead. In addition, all of its important number stampings appear in the correct places on the bodywork, i.e. doors, bonnet and boot hinges, and the car retains its original hood, side screens and trimwork.
The car came back to the U.K. over 30 years ago and spent a long time in the collection of a titled gentleman before being purchased by us in 2010. Very sadly, the next owner passed away only a couple of years after purchasing the car and it sat, untouched, in his garage for the next ten years until his family felt they were ready to make the difficult decision to let the Ace go.
It's time in storage had not been too harsh on the car and recommissioning was largely concerned with the replacement and overhaul of perishable items such as tyres, brake and fuel systems, hoses etc. plus the fitment of an upgraded waterpump. Cosmetically, the paintwork had faded somewhat so the decision was taken to refinish the car in this most attractive shade of sage green.
The history file contains various invoices for work carried out since returning to the U.K. including from Finburgh’s Classic Auto’s for the late owner who had the car prepared with long Continental trips in mind.
To enquire about this car, or for all general enquiries please contact Alex on the number shown below. Alternatively please contact us by email, filling out the form shown and we will respond as soon as possible.
This beautiful AC Ace Bristol benefits from a recent refinish in rich sage green and an extensive service.
Also accompanied by its original side screens, tonneau and weather equipment, the car is ready to be enjoyed for summer motoring.
This wonderful, original Super specification 356 has spent its whole life in California and more recently Nevada. As confirmed by the Factory Certificate of Authenticity, it was delivered new in its current colour combination of black paintwork with black interior trim, a rare combination at the time. It was also fitted with the chrome wheel option from new. Correct Hella spotlights adorn the nose of the car, whilst the interior boasts original headrests and a Nardi wood-rimmed steering wheel.