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The AC Aceca Bristol was the second generation of the Aceca cars and was produced from 1956 to 1961. The Bristol name came from the new Bristol engine that replaced the AC units fitted on the early models. The AC Aceca Bristol had a 2-liter, 6-cylinder engine with 3 downdraught carburetors and a smooth four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Based on the same simple tubular chassis than its predecessor, the Aceca was very light, using fiberglass and aluminum for the construction. Other options included front disc brakes that became standard later on. With all-around independent suspension and great handling, the Aceca was really nice to drive. Altogether, the AC Aceca was a sophisticated and comfortable grand tourer, with a luxurious and refined interior. One design cue was the hatch trunk, rarely seen on sports cars of the era.
Looking to purchase a classic AC?
Thinking about purchasing a 1958 AC Aceca Bristol? The Beverly Hills Car Club can give you information on the market values and availabilities based on recent transactions. Moreover, the team has many years of experience buying and selling classics, which gave them valuable expertise. Call the team anytime to ask for their best practice recommendations to buy a good classic at the right price. One tip they’ll give you is to hire a classic AC expert to do a pre-purchase inspection. A good expert will be able to tell you more about the car’s condition and history, based on the available documentation and the service and maintenance records. This way, you’ll know exactly what you’re getting and will be able to plan a service budget based on the needs of the model.
Call The Beverly Hills Car Club team anytime for more tips and advice on how to buy the best classic at the right price. The friendly staff is ready to assist you and looking forward to helping you find a 1958 AC Aceca Bristol that fits your needs and budget. Connect today and get started!
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