The Ace Ferrari-style open two-seater was followed in 1954 by the Aceca coupe which we see today – a beautifully proportioned early example of a G.T. type body. Later models are fitted with Bristol and Ford engines, and eventually the car became the Cobra, the chassis being able to handle more than three times the power for which it was first designed.
Only 151 AC Acecas were built by the factory and the ACE – line later became the Cobra,
the chassis being able to handle more than three times the power for which it was first designed.
AE 518 was delivered new in 1955 and by 1961 the car had found its way to the US, where it spent over 35 years in Dan Everett`s collection until 2002. It later came back to UK, where it received a ground up restoration to high standard.
In the car`s history can be found many photographs and correspondence between longterm owner Everett and the factory, dating back to the 1970`s, together with other documents, invoices and receipts.
Offered after its restoration in UK and sold by Coys in 2013, the car then went to Switzerland, where it’s engine was rebuilt and has invoices in the region of chf. 56.000. In 2014, the car was road registered in Switzerland and received a FIVA Passport.
In the same year AE 518 competed successfully at the Mille Miglia, driven by the Swiss collector/vendor. Its sister cars, AE 499 was a works car and AE 512 was driven by Tom Clarke who competed in the Liege-Rome-Liege rallye.
This Aceca is presented in superb condition and is in historic rally trim with Swiss road registration
papers. A very pretty sports car in wonderful condition.
NOTE : If the car remains within the EU, tax will have to be paid at the reduced rate on its purchase price.
|Auction||Techno Classica April 2017|
|Day of Auction||N/A|
|Registration Number||Swiss Registered|
|Chassis Number||AE 516|
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