Classic Car Catalogue

AC 1960

Great Britain

Ace / Ace Bristol
Aceca / Aceca Bristol






AC Greyhound

AC Greyhound, introduced in October 1959, is a two-door, four-seater, 'grand touring' sports saloon powered by the high performance, Bristol D2, six-cylinder, 1971 -cc, ohv, 105-bhp engine. The aluminium body is mounted on a rigid tubular steel chassis, although extensive use is made of fibreglass in a number of areas, including the bulkhead, rear seat pan and rear wheel arches. The Greyhound is distinguishable from the two-seater hard-top Aceca, which continue in production along with the open two-seater Ace, by its knife-edge nose, angular headlamp recesses, and bonnet air scoop. Quantity production began to get underway in November 1960, by which time the model, get a wrap-around rear window, narrower radiator grille with four horizontal bars and fog lamps located outside the grille. The unique braking system feature twin hydraulic circuits with discs at the front and drums at the rear.
'A number of small design and styling changes have been made since the first A.C. Greyhound prototype occasional four-seater was presented to the public at Motor Show time last year. Here, now, is the car in production form, with more pleasing and delicate treatment of the rear curves and windows. The nose is firmly moulded, the lamps recessed and the bumpers are plain and substantial. The engine is of course, the 6-cylinder 1,971 c.c. Bristol unit, which may have various degrees of tune. With three Solex carburettors and a compression ratio of 9 to 1 it gives 125 b.h.p. at 6,000 r.p.m. The car was shown at Geneva.' (The Autocar, March'60)

AC Greyhound

AC Greyhound interior at Earls Court.



24h Le Mans 26.06.1960 Entrant: Results: index
#         gen. class perf. eff.
30 Ace Aigle 1.971 cc Wicky/Gachnang Lausannoise nc nc nc nc
57 Ace 1.971 cc Rambaux/Boutin J. Rambaux fail. - - -

AC Ace Aigle (BEX 289) Bristol 1.971 cc. (André Wicky / Georges Gachnang) at Le Mans.


AC Ace 1.971 cc during practice at Le Mans (Jean Rambaux).