1957 AC ACECA BRISTOL

registered "RB25" then  "49 VMT" - Tour de France 1957 - Important racing history in period at Goodwood, Silverstone, Brands Hatch. Piloted by Hugh Dibley, who will pilot one of the Howmet TX. Fully restored in 2016

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1957 AC ACECA BRISTOL 49 VMT
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The AC ACECA Bristol is a rare model

The AC ACECA Bristol is a rare car since only 171 units have been produced. Elegant by its original and characteristic line of the 50s, noble by its all-aluminum body and by its 2-liter Bristol engine, it offers a cocktail of refinement.  and unique sportiness. 

The car offered for sale is part of the Ascott collection. Built  August 24, 1957 bearing the chassis number BE621, it is a first series recognizable by the base of its square windshield.

An important racing history and a perfectly known and documented provenance.

It is the AC ACECA BRISTOL which has the most important race record during this period.  

 

First registered RB25 by its first owner Roy Brightman, it was entered in the race from the  August 31, 1957 at Goodwood. It will be the beginning of a long series of races in which it will be entered from 1957 to 1962. When  of her first season she crossed the Channel to participate in the Tour de France of 1957. She appears on the cover of the Goodwood Tourist Trophy program of August 20, 1960.

In 1959 Ron Brigthman sold BE621 to Hugh Dibley and he  retained the RB25 registration of the AC ACECA Bristol in favor of the Lister Jaguar he had just acquired. BE621 therefore received a new 49 VMT registration that it has kept until today. Hugh Dibley was one of the drivers who raced in a Howmet TX, in particular at the 1968 24 Hours of Le Mans. With his AC ACECA Bristol he also took part in many races in England.

Race history in period:

From 1957 to  1959: owner and pilot  Ron brightman

Registration  : RB25

31 Aug 1957        Goodwood

07 Sep 1957       Silverstone

15 to 21 Sept 1957   Tour de France Automobile DNF

05 Oct 1957        Silverstone

13 Oct 1957         Outlon Park     1st

26 Dec 1957        Brands hatch

29 Mar 1958        Mallory park   Hit Bank

20 Apr 1958        Mallory park

20 Apr 1958        Silverstone       2nd

26 May 1958            Mallory park 

01 June 1958             Snetterton

06 June 1958        Silverstone         2nd

08 June 1958            Brands hatch

June 14, 1958             Goodwood           2 x 1st

June 29, 1958            Snetterton                     

July 12, 1958              Goodwood           4th

04 Aug 1958        Mallory park      4th

09 Aug 1958        Snetterton          1st in class

30 Aug 1958              Shelsley walsh

20 Sep 1958             Silverstone

27 Sep 1958              Silverstone

 

Owner and pilot  : Hugh Dibley

Registration  : 49VMT

June 27, 1959   Goodwood       2nd

16 Apr 1960     Rufforth

07 May 1960   Goodwood

19 May 1960     Snetteron

03 July 1960     Brands hatch

09 July 1960     Goodwood

06 Aug 1960     Snetterton World Cup Race

27 Aug 1960     Silverstone 21 lap Relay

June 11, 1962     Goodwood

The car has been fully restored to the state of the art

When Ascott Collection acquired this rare car in 2015, it was decided to undertake a complete restoration of the car in order to give it a second youth!  The work extended over a period of 10 months between 2015 and 2016. The chassis was checked and found to be in very good condition. 

The wooden frames of the body were replaced only where it was necessary, namely in the lower part of the doors and the tailgate. The bodywork has been rectified in places where previous repairs had not been carried out properly. All the putty that was found was therefore removed.

The engine has been revised, a new electrical harness identical to the original one has been installed, the upholstery which has been in good condition has been renovated, the five vents where the engine air extractors are positioned have been uncorked (a plate aluminum had been welded to the inside of the body during a previous restoration dating from the 90s). The curvature of the doors has been restored thanks to the replacement of certain wooden sleepers, (Over time the wooden structure of the doors deteriorates and the doors of the AC ACECA lose their original curvature, in particular on the lower part).  It has been repainted and is coming  just finished  a break-in of 1500 km.   

This AC ACECA Bristol is therefore offered for sale in impeccable presentation and working condition.

This rare piece is eligible for many prestigious events such as the Mille Miglia, the Tour de France, the Cento Ore Modena Goodwood Revival, etc ...

It is sold with an important dossier of historical documents.

Price upon request

Technical characteristics
Eligibility (click on the links)

: AC

: ACECA Bristol

: 1957 (first series)

: BE 621

: Tubular Steel

: Aluminum

: Bristol 6 cylinders 2 liters

: 140  horses @ 6,800 rpm

: 4 reports + overdrive

: 965  kg

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