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1956-1962 AC Ace-Bristol specifications

1956-1962 AC Ace-Bristol specifications Classic and Performance Car

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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