Making its debut at the 1953 Motor Show with production beginning soon after the AC was extremely well received on both road and track. Competition successes were plenty in the States in SCCA events and in Europe second in class at Le Mans 57, 58 and first in class and 7th overall in 59.
Unsurprisingly it was of course the model that Carroll Shelby based the Cobra on, such was its potential.
Chassis BE 367 was supplied new to the well known Ace exponent Ken Rudd and first used as a demonstrator. Fitted with the Bristol engine 100D714, still in the car today.
The extensive paperwork file has multiple invoices from various owners with work carried out by the AC factory themselves and more recently by the marque specialist Stanton Motorsports. Stanton’s work included rebuilding the original motor to produce a very appealing 175 hp. Since the engine works were carried out the car has been driven for only about 5000 miles and feels stronger and more willing than what one would expect from a Fifties sports car!
We have dealt with a number of Aces over the years and this car is definitely up there in terms of usability, preparation and overall presentation. A real delight!