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1956-1962 AC Ace-Bristol specifications


From 1956, all those who had criticised the Ace for its lack of power got an answer (though it was to be the first of many): Bristol’s six-cylinder unit of similar capacity was bought in. Of slightly newer and more sophisticated design, most were supplied in 128bhp spec, though a few were delivered with 125 or even 105bhp. The better Bristol gearbox was also used, with overdrive a popular option. They were sold at a price premium alongside other Aces and one was driven to the 1959 Le Mans 24 Hours, winning the 2.0-litre class and finishing seventh overall.

Production

  • Production:
    463
  • Price at launch:
    £2,011
  • Price (excellent)
    £225,000
  • Price (good):
    £175,000
  • Price (average):
    £135,000
  • Price (project):
    £60,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.1secs
  • Top speed:
    118.0mph
  • Power:
    125.0bhp
  • Torque:
    123.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    22.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line six
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, transverse leaf spring
  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3848mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1511mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    894kgs

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