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1961-1963 AC Ace RS 2.6 specifications

1961-1963 AC Ace RS 2.6 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Introduced in 1961 and originally a Ruddspeed conversion – hence the ‘RS’ – this used the cheap and cheerful 2.6-litre six-cylinder engine from a MkII Ford Zephyr. Depending on which state of tune the customer ordered, output could be up to 170bhp (Stage 3, with aluminium head and triple Webers). Even in that most potent form it was still cheaper then the Bristol-engined Ace. Now up to Ace-Bristol prices, only 37 were built and they’re recognised by a new nose and grille that would soon adorn Cobras – along with a further eight Aceca coupés.

Production

  • Production:
    37
  • Price (excellent)
    £225,000
  • Price (good):
    £175,000
  • Price (average):
    £135,000
  • Price (project):
    £60,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.3secs
  • Top speed:
    120.0mph
  • Power:
    100.0bhp
  • Torque:
    133.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    20.0mpg

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:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3855mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1485mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    813kgs

AC Ace Classifieds

  • AC Ace

    Codmore Hill , West Sussex

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