The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction 2020 31st July & 1st August 2020 151 + buyer’s premium of 15% (including VAT at 20%) The Silverstone Classic Live Online Auction - Saturday 1st August 2020 1958 AC Ace Bristol More Details Lot 525 Bid On Lot 525 Registration: 272 YUW Chassis Number: BEX452 Engine Number: 1105068 Estimate: £200,000 - £250,000 Offered without reserve • First appearing at Earls Court in 1953, the AC Ace epitomised a new era of British post-war sports car production • The Bristol-engined Ace enjoyed many years of motorsport success at international level • Left-hand drive from new, #BEX452 left the factory in April 1958 bound for France • Being a later car, it benefits from a curved windscreen, front disc brakes, and overdrive transmission • It was subsequently enjoyed by a number of French owners whose details are in the history file • In 1997, the original engine was replaced with 110/568 (rebuilt by the factory in 1989 at the substantial cost of £11,048) • Fully restored in 1998 with an illustrated ’Rapport d’Expertise’ (on file) • Imported into the UK in 2012 and treated to a comprehensive professional rebuild • Gearbox and overdrive rebuilt in 2018 and the car has recently been carefully detailed • #BEX452 is an absolutely delightful example of these desirable British classics The ‘SA-30 Collection’ - 30 exceptional vehicles chosen to celebrate 30 years of the Silverstone Classic and all excitingly offered at No Reserve. LOT 525