The AC Aceca debuted at the London Motor Show in 1954 and the model was produced until 1963 in different variants. The first cars were equipped with an AC engine, upgraded to a Bristol unit in 1956. The new 2-liter engine was derived from the BMW 328 unit and provided greater performance. With its 120 hp, the 1962 AC Aceca Bristol could reach a top speed of 116 mph and accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 9 seconds. The engine was mated to a four-speed manual gearbox with overdrive. Equipped with independent suspension, transverse semi-elliptic leaf springs, front disc brakes and rear drums, the 1962 AC Aceca Bristol was an advanced and sophisticated coupe grand tourer. Design-wise, the AC Aceca was subtle and elegant, with a distinctive hatchback.
The Bristol variants of the Ace and Aceca models did very well in competition, especially at Le Mans catching winner Carroll Shelby’s attention, leading to the Cobra model. This says a lot about the car’s driving qualities, but also means some examples have been damaged in racing. Be sure to lift the car up and inspect the chassis thoroughly. Realigning a 1962 AC Aceca Bristol is a complex job and if the model you’re looking at has been seriously damaged, chances are it will never be completely straight again. The Beverly Hills Car Club has many tips and advice to share about buying classic cars. Please don’t hesitate to call the friendly staff to hear more. Additionally, the team has a large inventory of classic cars for sale, of all makes, models and conditions.
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