Produced: 1961-1963, 37 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats

The Bristol engined Ace was joined by a simpler, Ford engined Ace in 1961, the Ace 2.6. This new model originally started as a conversion by AC tuning specialist, Ken Rudd. The Ace 2.6 used a tuned version of the six cylinder Ford Zephyr engine and could be made to perform extremely well.

Sadly only 37 Ace 2.6's were built before production finally ended in 1963.

2553ccS6 OHVFord Zephyr engine82.55mm x 79.5mm9
Fuel System
SU 1.5inch3
Manual with Overdrive4Laycock overdrive on top 3 gears
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
WormIndependent/Transverse leaf springIndependent/Transverse leaf spring
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
130 mph8.1 s21 mpg170 bhp 5500
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
64 AC Ace 2.6 H&H Sales Limited 26 Feb 2011 Not sold
68 AC Ace 2.6 H&H Sales Limited 22 Jul 2009 - £209000.00
045 AC ACE 2.6 (1962) ADT 11 Apr 1994 £36000.00 -
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Article Battle of the banned
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Publication Classic & Sports Car November 2005
Battle of the banned - Spurned by the office for endless bickering, C&C's sports car owners were dispatched to settle the argument once and for all.  AC Ace 2.6, Austin-healey 300, Jaguar E-Type 4.2, Lotus Elan S2,. MGB.
Article Classic & Sports Car November 2003 pg 160
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Publication Classic & Sports Car November 2003
Our Classics - Journalists offer views and updates on their cars
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