1957 AC Ace Bristol
Here’s a rare opportunity to acquire one of the finest AC Ace Bristol automobiles in the United States. This 1957 matching numbers AC Ace Bristol (BEX 282 – Engine No. 614 D) benefited from a complete frame off restoration about 12 years ago, and continues to be in pristine condition. It was restored by the U.S. authority on AC’s – Jim Feldman of Portland, Oregon. This automobile has an excellent and interesting provenance. Originally sold to John Vesvey of London as a LHD vehicle, it was raced once in 1957 at Silverstone. This AC Ace Bristol surfaced again in the early seventies when it was purchased by Leon and Dutch Mandel of AutoWeek magazine. The car, as purchased, needed a complete restoration to bring it back to its former glory. The JWF Restoration was finished in 2000, and the AC is painted in highly desired metallic silver exterior with a complementing dark blue leather interior. Virtually everything was done to proper AC factory new car standards. The only additions to the car are; a supplemental radiator fan, and a hidden radio/CD player (can be easily removed). The AC runs, handles, and looks as it should, and would qualify for almost any vintage sports car event. It has never been entered in any automobile judging events, but even after 12 years would produce very high numbers.