Evaluation: Represented as the first Aceca fitted with a Bristol engine, as matching numbers, and as a three-owner car since new. Reportedly partially disassembled in 1967 and then remained so until a restoration was finished in 2014.
The paint looks old and a bit dull, but the brightwork looks even older with significant pitting on the left front bumperette, the door handles, the filler cap, and the trunk handle. General age and a few blemishes on the wheel. Tidy underneath. Very good interior. Uneven panel fit. A presentable Aceca but a little rough around the edges.
Bottom Line: Just 151 Acecas, 169 Aceca-Bristols and eight Ford-powered Acecas were built, by hand, by AC in Thames Ditton from 1954-63. They look and sound great, are fast enough for many premier driving and touring events, and come at a significant discount over their roadster cousin the Ace. This one’s right-hand drive was a knock, but it still brought a fairly modest price, and if it is indeed the first Ace-Bristol as represented, this was a bargain.