1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511

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Lot 374
1957 AC Aceca Coupé
Registration no. 851 CPD Chassis no. AE511

£ 70,000 - 90,000
US$ 93,000 - 120,000
To be sold without reserve
1957 AC Aceca Coupé
Registration no. 851 CPD
Chassis no. AE511
Odometer reading: TBC
MoT expiry date: exempt

*One of 151 built with the 2.0-litre AC engine
*Previous long-term family ownership of 40 years
*Repainted in the 2000s
*Re-trimmed circa 2014


A chance encounter with John Tojeiro's sports-racer prompted AC Cars' management to put the design into production in 1953 as the Ace. The car's pretty Ferrari 166-inspired barchetta bodywork was retained, as was the twin-tube ladder frame chassis and Cooper-influenced all-independent suspension, while the power unit was AC's own venerable, 2.0-litre, long-stroke six. A hardtop version - the fastback-styled Aceca coupé - debuted at the Earls Court Motor Show in October 1954.
One of 151 built with the 2.0-litre AC engine, this particular Aceca previously belonged to the same family for some 40 years. A recognised marque specialist, the immediately preceding owner was President of the Aceca Club and thus well known in Aceca circles, being responsible for organising the remanufacture of many unobtainable spare parts. Its late owner carried out all of the Aceca's maintenance and servicing himself (hence there are no accompanying bills) and it is understood that it has benefited from extensive cosmetic refurbishment in recent times, the body having been repainted in the 2000s and the interior re-trimmed around 2014. Rare, desirable, and offering exceptional value for money, this beautiful Aceca Coupé is offered with a V5C Registration Certificate.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 100/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 25/25
    Body Work: 5
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 5
    Glass: 5
    Paint: 5
    Wheels/Tyres: 5

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 20/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
    Headlining: 5
    Seats: 5
    Trim: 5

    ENGINE TOTAL: 20/20
    Mechanical components: 5
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 5

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 5
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 5

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 5/5
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1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
1957 AC Aceca Coupé  Chassis no. AE511
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