1958 AC AceSOLD

Ruddspeed

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2600 cc

Reference Number 203788

as of 8/13/2013

Overview
Car 1958 AC Ace
Configuration Right Hand Drive (RHD) 
Transmission Manual Shift 
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Known History

The AC Ace was introduced in 1953 to a design by John Tojeiro featuring an alloy roadster body on a tubular ladder frame chassis with independent suspension by transverse leaf springs. Originally powered by the AC 2 litre straight six engine, from 1956 the Bristol 2 litre straight six became optional. This was subsequently replaced by the 2.6 litre straight six Ruddspeed, which was based on the Ford Zephyr engine. Some were built with a Raymond Mays alloy head and either triple Weber or SU carbs. Only 37 Ruddspeed powered cars were built before the Ace was superseded by the Cobra in 1962. The Ace offered is effectively the 38th and was built to exacting standards over 19 years by well known specialists Bill Monk, Steve McFarlane and Nigel Winchester, being completed in 2010. It features all aluminium bodywork and period (1951) AC chassis no. The mechanical components are period 1960s including the Stage 5 Ruddspeed engine with alloy head and triple Webers giving 180bhp. Moss gearbox with overdrive, front discs, rear Alfin drums, detachable roll cage, fully trimmed interior with correct period instruments and gauges.UK registered (Historic Vehicle) and FIA HTP in Period F (1962-1965) Class GT12 eligible for International Race, Hillclimb and Rally events.