1961 AC ACE - 15,000 MILES FROM NEW !
Remarkable un-restored condition. Absolutely no work required - as stated by the owner.
Superb Maroon bodywork with matching red leather.
Engine just rebuilt and uprated to fast road tune by AC specialist Rod Briggs.
200 miles since engine rebuilt.
Overdrive in 3rd and 4th – this makes for a superb road car
One of three competition aluminium cylinder heads - the only one known to exist
AE1172 is the very last chassis to leave the AC factory - along with the body and running gear.
Stainless steel bulkhead roll hoop fitted - in lieu of the mild steel version which is known to rust
The first owner from whom this car was purchased by my client completed this truly remarkable car and kept it until 2017.
Fabulous and complete history from new : Nearly all the parts were purchased direct from AC Cars Ltd., and sold specifically by long term AC Service Manager employee Mr Frederick Laremore (1949-83) to Mr Austin J. Weltman on 6th April 1981 – Mr Laremore recalled this transaction very clearly and in latter years released an affidavit – a sworn witnessed statement that this is the very last ACE chassis number AE1172. Support to this fact was given in 2001 by Brian Gilbart-Smith and John Arnold, respectively Chairman and Registrar of the AC Ace Register. Indeed, I have spoken to Mr Gilbart-Smith before writing this and he still recalls the whole event as he purchased parts direct from the factory on the same day for the AC Club. Very few other parts were later sourced to complete this car including lighter weight 18 gauge panels instead of 16 gauge in places –
Includes photos shown here of AC ACE designer John Tojeiro with this car in October 2000 and with Lady Susie Moss climbing Prescott Hillclimb in 2014 with this car
One of the great 1950s Sports Cars to drive