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1951-1962 AC Ace (AC engine) specifications

1951-1962 AC Ace (AC engine) specifications Classic and Performance Car

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Designed to raise AC’s post-war profile, and to tap into America’s new-found enthusiasm for Brit sports cars. The simple but pretty aluminium body clothed a tube-frame chassis with all-independent suspension that gave excellent handling and stole a march over rivals like Jaguar – even if it was by transverse leaf springs. Finned aluminium drum brakes gradually gave way to discs around 1958. Only the engine disappointed. It was AC’s own, but had been in production since the 1920s; output grew from 85bhp to 105bhp, but the car needed more.

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Production

  • Production:
    223
  • Price at launch:
    £1,439
  • Price (excellent)
    £180,000
  • Price (good):
    £140,000
  • Price (average):
    £100,000
  • Price (project):
    £60,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    9.5secs
  • Top speed:
    112.0mph
  • Power:
    85.0bhp
  • Torque:
    110.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    21.0mpg

Engine

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

Chassis

  • Steering:
    N/A
  • Bodyframe:
    chassis and seperate body
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3848mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2286mm
  • Width:
    1511mm
  • Height:
    1245mm
  • Weight:
    762kgs

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