Heroshot

1960 AC Ace

Bristol Roadster
€243,600 ($293,173
Sale Price
€300,000 - €350,000
Est. Range
No
Reserve
5 February 2021
Sold Date
21
Lot Number
#3-
Older restoration
Artcurial
Auction House
Chassis no. BEX1160; Engine no. 100D21028. Dark red over black leather. 1971/125hp Bristol six, later 5-speed, stainless side-exit exhaust, painted wire wheels, dual mirrors, Moto-Lita woodrim steering wheel. Comes with original side curtains, tonneau cover, and jack.

Evaluation: From the “So British Collection.” One of 466 Ace-Bristols built. Sold new in the U.S., although it currently has a metric speedo. By the 1980s it was still Stateside and fitted with a V-8. Later restored in the 1990s with its original engine. In aged condition today with a shabby-looking but complete engine bay. Worn steering wheel and shifter. Sound but wrinkled leather. Rough-looking exhaust. Ding on the filler cap. Very old Dunlop Racing tires. Artcurial recommends a thorough servicing, so it has been sitting for a while.

Bottom Line: Assuming the attention this car needs is the straightforward kind, this was a driver-quality Ace sold for driver-quality money. And for someone who wants an AC for driving and touring, it is a much better value than the barn find Ace Bristol that Artcurial sold at its December sale for €359,00 (about $437,000 at the time). It opened at €200,000, attracted no more bids and closed later in this post-block negotiated transaction.

by Andrew Newton
12 February 2021
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