1959 AC Bristol Roadster

Grand Prix Classics

A very rare AC Ace Bristol Roadster with matching numbers, 100D2 engine and known ownership history. An early SCCA history and a professional restoration. Rare factory options of curved windshield, dual coils, oil cooler and stiffer leaf springs!

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A comprehensive multi-year bare shell mechanical and cosmetic restoration was conducted by Cobra-AC expert Bill Murray of the Shelby American Collection Museum in Boulder, Colorado; after completion, the AC Bristol Roadster was put on display in the museum for 9 years. Award winner at the Carmel Concours in 2012. The car has resided in California since 2010.

Factory records show BEX1044 being dispatched from AC Cars on February 27th, 1959 with engine number 923, which it still has today. It was delivered with unique competition features such as stiffer springs, dual coils, oil cooler, and is also equipped with the rare factory curved windshield. The first owner is a Mr. Henry Black of Wilmette, Illinois, who had success racing the car from 1959-1962. There are a total of 10 known owners from new. Once owned by AC expert Ron Leonard.

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Grand Prix Classics specializes in the buying, selling and consignment of historic racing cars and sports cars. Located in La Jolla, California, with a beautiful showroom and workshop. The business is run by founder, Mark Leonard, who is truly passionate about his work. Mark has assembled a team of dedicated professionals who contribute specific talents ranging from buying and selling to an international market, researching automotive history, to running the workshop. There are always approximately 20 cars in inventory as well as a collection of rare automotive posters, a large library of books, magazines, videos and other memorabilia.