Evaluation: Represented as one of 463 Ace-Bristols made from 1954-63, 100 in right-hand drive, with just three registered owners, and with matching numbers engine. Restored in 2002. The paint is to a good standard with only minor swirl lines and some mild cracks and chips on the passenger’s side. The engine and chassis are very clean with only minor signs of age. The wheels look good and fresh but the knock-on ears are dented. The seat leather is sagging and creased but intact, while the carpets are worn through in spots. It has a documented and unblemished history, although the presentation is little better than average.
Bottom Line: Fresh paint and a retrimmed interior would go a long way on this AC, but as it sits it’s a usable classic with a lovely shape and a great exhaust note. The result is spot on, right in the middle of RM’s realistic estimate range.