Originally finished in blue and first registered on 25th March 1960, this Aceca left the factory fitted with Bristol engine number ‘100 D2 1023’ but less than a month later had been fitted with engine number ‘100 D2 1059’, as currently installed (see original logbook). Nothing is on file explaining why the engine number differs; presumably it was either incorrectly listed when the car was first registered, or failed within a month of its life and was replaced by the factory. It is interesting to note that engine no. ‘1059’ is correctly stamped on the chassis plate.

The AC was first owned by a Mr Price of Hove, East Sussex, who kept it for a year before selling the car to a Mr Hodge, its owner until 1967. The present owner acquired the Aceca in June 2000 from AC enthusiast, Alistair Hacking. Since then, the present owner has actively used the car on AC Owner’s Club and other organised events. Set-up for fast road use, the Aceca was formerly registered with FIVA (Class X/3) and FIA Historic (Class GT6) papers. The FIVA papers state the car was fully rebuilt in 1978-1980 with suspension and brakes rebuilt in 2000 and the engine/transmission in 2001 incorporating an overdrive unit (an original factory option). An electric fuel pump replaces the mechanical original.

History file presented with two box files containing the aforementioned paperwork and much besides, including: a continuation logbook; owner’s handbook; manufacturer’s publicity material and other literature; magazines and ACOC literature; research notes; and numerous invoices for work carried out by notable respected specialists such as Spencer Lane-Jones and TT Workshops. The most recent comprehensive service was carried out by SL-J in June 2021. A photographic record of the bare metal re-spray is on file also.

This Aceca appears to have been exceptionally well maintained and wants for nothing, extremely well sorted example.








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