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1959 AC Ace 289

An extremely well executed Cobra conversion

Despatched on the 15th January 1959 to Competition Motors, California, USA this AC Ace originally left the factory with an AC six cylinder engine.

The engine was upgraded to a Cobra style 289 V8 sometime before 1991; on file, there is a copy of the AC Ace & Aceca Register with a hand written date of that year, noting the last known owner as B Murillo with the comment “5/87 Action; Current engine: Ford 289”

In 1992 the car was the subject of a complete restoration by Restoration Associates, California. Further restoration work includes a full repaint to its current colour and the fitment of a Borg Warner T5 gearbox in 2003. From California this Ace emigrated to Australia in 2012 and has seen very little use. As such it presents remarkably well, a testament to its earlier restoration.

Aside from the running gear and Cobra style rear bumper, this Ace presents as a standard looking AC Ace, the T5 gear lever the only give away in an otherwise standard cabin. Finished to a very high level, this V8 engined Ace is more than quick enough to raise your heart rate!

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