AC Aceca, 1955
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AC Aceca, 1955

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AC Aceca, year 1955. Colour Mist green metallic (original colour) with a green leather interior and green carpet.
The AC Aceca is a scarce automobile, only 155 cars were built of which 69 Left Hand Drive models!


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The AC Aceca is a beautiful coupe based upon the AC Ace. the AC Aceca was introduced in the year 1954 and the car was built until 1963. Like the Ace the Aceca was hand built in small numbers. These exclusive sportscars featured a steel chassis with independent suspension all round using transverse leaf springs. Combined with a near 50/50 weight distribution the road holding and the handling of the Aceca was excellent. The bodywork, designed by John Tojeiro was all aluminium mounted upon a tubular steel frame. The Aceca featured a versatile 'hatchback' rear side like it first appeared on the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4. The spacious booth/trunk became an integral part of the interior in this set up.
The early AC Aceca cars were fitted with the 90 bhp. straight six AC engine with overhead camshaft (originally designed by John Weller in 1919). From 1956 a stronger Bristol engine became available alongside the AC engine, these cars were named Aceca-Bristol. From 1961 until the end of production in 1963 some cars were fitted with a Ford Zephyr engine, these cars were named Aceca 2.6. The AC Aceca remained very exclusive. Between 1954 and 1963 151 Aceca's were built, 169 Aceca-Bristols and only 8 Ford powered cars.

Technical data

Six-cylinder AC engine
Carburettors: 3 x S.U.
Cylinder capacity: 1991 cc.
Capacity: 90 bhp. at 4500 rpm.
Top-speed: approx. 120 mph. - 190 km/h.
Gearbox: 4 speed, manual (Moss synchromesh)
Suspension: independent all round
(transverse leaf springs)
Brakes: Al-fin drum brakes all round
Weight: 962 kg.

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