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AC Ace Tyres

  • The original and recommended tyre is the 5.50 R 16 Michelin X, it was the original equipment tyre for the Ace, and is the best radial tyre in this size.
  • We strongly recommend the Michelin 16F as the innertube of choice for the Ace.
  • The suggested tyre pressure is 28psi in the front and 33psi in the rear.

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    AC Ace Recommended Tyres


    Starting at £202.80 £169.00

  2. 550HR16 Michelin X
    5.50 R 16 Michelin X

    Starting at £255.60 £213.00

    Set of 4 5.50 x16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA

    Starting at £802.80 £669.00

    Set of 5 5.50 x 16 PIRELLI STELLA BIANCA

    Starting at £960.00 £800.00

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History of the AC Ace

The AC Ace débuted at the 1953 London Motor Show. The AC Ace had a tubular chassis with steel boxes in the front and back that supported a transverse leaf and lower wishbone independent suspension system. John Tojeiro created the chassis. An AC 2 litre engine was initially used to generate power, which was positioned as far back as possible to aid with the car's balance. The body and form of the car were influenced by the 2-seater Ferrari 166MM Barchetta. Less than 60 specimens were made in the first year of manufacturing. These were all Aces. The hardtop AC Aceca was introduced in 1954. Manufacturing began in 1954 and terminated in 1963.

AC chose to install a Bristol engine in 1956. The lightweight car's 1971 cc, the six-cylinder engine produced 125 hp at 5750 rpm and pushed it to a top speed of about 110 miles per hour. When production of the Bristol engines ended at the end of the 1950s, AC was compelled to use a British Ford Zephyr engine. From 1961 to 1963, just 47 of these 2.6-litre vehicles were manufactured..

Drum brakes (later, front disc brakes were offered), Girling hydraulic shock absorbers, and a four-speed manual gearbox were standard. There were around 735 AC Aces and 326 AC Acecas manufactured in all. The AC Ace, on the other hand, is arguably most remembered for serving as the foundation for one of the most well-known sports cars of all time, the Shelby Cobra.

Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your AC Ace. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

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Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

Click the link for AC Ace Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

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