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A.C. Aceca
AC exhibited the AC Ace roadster at the 1953 London Motor Show, the Ace was quite an advance for AC. Hiring John Tojeiro, AC were able to produce the Ace based on Toheiro's own sports cars and using his engineering skills. The following year the closed coupe AC Aceca was launched, and the body was designed to be more than just a hardtop Ace, and given an opening rear hatch for practicality. The Aceca shared the tubular steel chassis of The Ace although this was strengthened for the coupe. At launch the Aceca had the 1991cc 6-cylinder overhead cam engine that Paul Weller had been designed in 1919. Even though the Weller Six was now giving nearly 90bhp a more modern engine was needed, so AC signed a contract with Bristol for their 1971cc ohc 6-cylinder engine. This engine was not brand new, and Bristol had acquired this BMW-designed Six from Frazer-Nash as part of War reparations. The AC Ace-Bristol and AC Aceca-Bristol were both available from 1956. By 1961 Bristol were no longer able to supply their engine, and the final few Acecas were given the Ruddspeed 2.6-litre engine that was a development of Ford's Zephyr engine. Aceca production ended in 1963.
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AC Aceca Bristol 1956 - badge on bonnet. This wasn't the only distinguishing feature, as Bristol-engined cars also had two sets of 4 louvres in front of the windscreen.
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AC Aceca-Bristol 1956. Closed coupe version of the AC Ace with Bristol 1971cc ohc engine derived from BMW 2-litre.
AC Aceca-Bristol fronts
AC Aceca Bristol 1956. Developed from the AC Ace roadster, from 1956 it was available with a 2-litre Bristol engine.
AC Aceca-Bristol rear
AC Aceca-Bristol 1956. Launched in 1954, the Aceca was designed for practicality and was given an opening rear hatch, a feature only previously seen on the Aston Martin DB2/4 in the year before.
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AC Aceca-Bristol 1956. The Aceca Coupe debuted in 1954, the year after its open AC Ace roadster was exhibited. Both cars were designed by AC, but are attributed to designs by Touring and Pininfarina for inspiration.
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AC Aceca Bristol 1956. THe opening hatch was almost a first for AC; Aston Martin put a hatch on the DB2/4 in 1953
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AC Aceca Bristol. Launched in 1954 with the venerable AC 2-litre ohv engine, in 1955 the 1991cc Bristol-engined Aceca was made available, and subsequently the Ruddspeed-tuned Ford Zephyr 2.6-litre was offered.
AC Aceca-Bristol frontp
AC Aceca Bristol. The Aceca was a fixed head coupe version of the Ace roadster. The body was based on 'JOY 500' an MG-engined racing car whose handmade body owed its lines to the Ferrari Barchetta, The Ace and Aceca were subsequently developed by Alan Turner at AC.
AC Aceca-Bristol rearp
AC Aceca Bristol. The Aceca coupe was one of the earliest cars to have a rear hatchback, the Aston Martin DB2/4 launched the same year also had a hatchback.
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AC Aceca Bristol. The Aceca used a stronger version of the tubular steel chassis fitted to the Ace roadster
AC Bristol Monoposto 1959
AC Bristol Monoposto 1959. A new Aceca was supplied to France and immediately written off. The Aceca was rebuilt as a single seater in France, possibly for hillclimbs. Abandoned and left to decay the remains were rebuilt for historic racing.
A.C. Ace
A.C. Greyhound
Aston Martin DB2, DB2/4
Bristol 405
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The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
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