1963 AC Ace-BristolSOLD

Documented 6,315 Mile Car From New, Excellent Condition!

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Chassis No. BEX 1212 Engine No. 1117 D2
Medium Dark Blue Metallic with Blue Leather

Frequently described as the more sophisticated older brother of the Cobra, the AC Ace Bristol is an embodiment of the quintessential British sports car. Featuring a beautiful and elegant aluminum body, the car weighs less than 2,000 pounds, making it a very lithe and sporting car to drive. The car was styled closely after the Ferrari 166 Barchetta and remains a beautiful and striking shape. The specification was remarkable for the late 1950�s and included the triple carbureted BMW-derived 120hp inline-6, interesting independent suspension design with hydraulic shock absorbers, and Girling front disc brakes.

This particular car is a stunning and absolutely unrepeatable find. Believed to be the sixth from last AC Ace Bristol built, this car has a verifiable and documented mileage of just 6,315 from new. Aside from having been repainted from copper to its current blue livery, the car is extremely original. The interior, chrome, underside, and engine compartment are all in truly outstanding original condition. The paintwork is of very high quality, and aside from two areas of cracking, is in excellent condition. The bumper chrome shows the very lightest of surface haze, and remainder of the chrome, including the windscreen surround, wheels, trunk plinth and light trims shows as new. All glass and lights are in excellent condition. The roll hoop is a rare factory item and in fine cosmetic condition.

The interior appears to be entirely original and has survived marvelously. The leather on the seats shows some patina in the form of creasing, but is intact and in generally excellent condition. The dashboard, steering wheel, and gauges are all in outstanding order. The carpets are intact and unworn, but do show some fading. There was an accessory heater fitted when the car was new, and it is still intact and present.

The engine compartment and trunk are both unrestored and in extremely fine original condition, showing almost no wear from use. They present very nicely and the trunk contains the jack, spare wheel, and full weather equipment, which is in excellent order. The weather equipment includes the top, side curtains, curtain bag, and full tonneau cover, all of which are in absolutely time warp condition, with the exception of some yellowing to the rear window. The engine compartment also contains the original glass washer fluid bottle, and the grease gun. The underside is in similar condition and is of course completely solid.

With this mileage and originality, this car is a true one of a kind find. This is a genuinely unmolested and honest example of this interesting and historic sports car, and with just 466 Bristol-engined Aces built (and considerably fewer surviving today), these cars are very difficult to find today in any condition.

Currently, we are awaiting the documentation in the mail, and a summary will be provided as soon as it arrives.

Contact Information
Fantasy Junction (510) 653-7555 Emeryville CA

Reference Number 5591

as of 12/30/2006

Overview
Car 1963 AC Ace-Bristol
VIN BEX 1212  
Exterior / Interior Color      Dark Blue /      Blue 
Mileage 6,315 miles 
Options Exterior: Metallic paint, Wire wheels
Interior: Leather interior, Wooden steering wheel 
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