Classic Car Catalogue

AC 1956

Great Britain

2-Litre (R6, 1991cc, 76bhp)
Ace / Ace Bristol (R6, 1991cc, 90bhp / 1971cc, 105bhp)
Aceca / Aceca Bristol (R6, 1991cc, 90bhp / 1971cc, 105bhp)



The 2-Litre two-door model was discontinued in 1956.

AC Aceca, Hard-top Coupé and Ace open model are continued with no material changes but the Aceca now featured front and rear bumpers. It have similar basic specifications to the Ace, except that the differential is rubber-mounted, the instrument panel is different and it is longer, wider, higher and heavier. From April 1956 both models are also available with the 120bhp, 1971cc Bristol straight six, giving a top speed of 125 mph. Overdrive was fitted from 1956.

AC Ace


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F.I.A. World Sports Car Championship entries:
  12h Sebring 24.03.1956 (round 2) Results:
#   chassis #   Entrant: gen. class
37 Ace AE 90 Dressel / Woodbury J. H. Dressel 18th S2.0 4th    
  Mille Miglia 18-29.04.56 (round 3) Results:
#       Entrant: gen. class
234 Ace AE 40 Ferrari / Dari Bruno Ferrari acc. SP -    
238 Ace       dns SP -    
239 Ace       dns SP -    

AC Ace, chassis #AE 90, engine: AC L6 OHC 1991 cc (Joseph Hap Dressel / William F. Woodbury) by J. H. Dressel at 12 Hours Sebring.