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1961-1963 AC Ace RS 2.6


Overview

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.




37

£225,000

£175,000

£135,000

£60,000


Performance

9.3secs

N/A secs

120mph

100bhp

133lb/ft

20.0mpg


Engine

in-line six

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, transverse leaf spring

Independent, transverse leaf spring

front-engine RWD

rack and pinion

metal monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

3855mm

2286mm

1485mm

1245mm

813kgs


 AC Ace RS 2.6

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