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Thread: AC Bristol with a Ford engine

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    AC Bristol Price reduced

    This is not a Cobra wanna be. The car was found without an engine and the Ford engine was the easiest to source.

    Ace Bristol BEX 231 left Thames Ditton and was exported to Venezuela 7th December 1956. The car was owned as of 1998 by R. Scoma. I am still researching the history of this car. The current owner found the car in 2001 in a barn in Independence Missouri in 2001 (see photos). The car, although in poor shape, missing the engine, transmission, the radiator and correct fuel tank.

    New owner replaced the entire brake system including master cylinders, brake lines, wheel cylinders, backing plates and shoes. The shocks, universal joints and axle shafts, were also replaced all with correct parts. All of the brakes, suspension and steering are as original. The original hubs and stubs were kept. Whenever possible these types of components were retained. When necessary new pieces were machined. (A box of Whitworth bolts and other extras come with the car). All of the gauges are original to the car but the speedometer and odometer need to hooked up.

    The body was sent to Carriage and Motorworks of Kansas City, Kansas for restoration.

    A factory small block high output Ford crate motor purchased new from Ford.with aluminum head roller rockers and a T5 transmission was installed. A 50's aftermarket steering wheel was also added. The seats are original and are reupholstered in leather. The car comes with sidescreens, a tonneau cover that is unrestored and an unrestored top. The parts that were replaced also come with the car.

    The restoration was concluded in 2003. The car has only seen about 50 miles of use since then. Car is immaculate and runs.
    Video and pictures available. Owner is asking $190,000.00
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    Last edited by Cargirl; 03-07-2017 at 12:13 PM.


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