AC Ace

AC Ace

  The AC Ace is a classic open seater English post war sports car that was originally powered by a 2.0 Liter straight six cylinder engine producing 100 HP and was later replaced with a 2.6 Liter engine from a Ford Zephyr before the automaker was approached by the American Carroll Shelby who introduced the Ford V8 into the lightweight Ace chassis to create the AC Cobra.

The Ace, a graceful, high performance, all metal two seater which is designed to compete head on with the products of Jaguar Jaguar , Aston Martin, Mercedes Mercedes and Porsche, has had one of the longest gestation periods of any car at the show. Conceived and initially put into limited pre-production some years ago by AC’s then owners, the Ace was completely re-engineered by AC Car Group after it acquired the business in late 1996. A revised prototype was shown at the London Motor Show in 1997 but this year-s Birmingham show sees the Ace in final production guise.


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