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ACOC News and Events / Classic Expo Salzburg
« on: October 14, 2015, 20:28:23 »
A customer of mine has organised a display of AC's, for the Classic Car Expo that's taking place in Salzburg this weekend.
   The following cars are scheduled to appear on the stand (located in Hall 10).
   AC Ace
   Ace Bristol
   Aceca Bristol
   Aceca Ruddspeed
   289 Cobra
   Another 289 Cobra (CSX 2104) is headlining in the Dortheum auction on the Saturday afternoon.
   I'm planning to attend and will try to take some photos to add to this thread next week.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Bristol radiator hoses
« on: January 09, 2015, 20:02:01 »
Can anyone suggest a source of the original type corrugated radiator hoses for an Ace Bristol? I've tried the usual suspects such as Brian Eacott but so far no joy. The main problem appears to be the sizes, the top hose is 38mm ID and the lower hose is 42mm ID. Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Ace/Aceca seat runners
« on: March 11, 2014, 12:09:12 »
I've just received a set of new seat runners from Frederic Delaere in Belgium and wanted to post some photos on here as the quality is fantastic,even down to the engraving on the operating lever exactly as the original. It was well worth the wait as I just missed out on his first batch.
   He also sent me some photos of a pair of new Ace seats that he can make to order. He also mentioned that he is now in the final stages of producing new Ace/Aceca steering column gaiters, as these were also no longer being produced by anyone.
   Regards Luke.

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / BEX 366 discovered
« on: December 06, 2013, 21:04:09 »
I first discovered the whereabouts of BEX 366 two and a half years ago.
   Last week, after a lengthy period of delicate negotiation the car passed from
   its long time custodian into the hands of a new owner, a great AC enthusiast.
   BEX 366 was delivered to its first owner Count Schönborn-Buchheim in October
   1957. It was the only postwar AC to have been imported new into Austria. Count
   Schönborn kept the car in his ownership until March 1963 where upon it was bought by
   its second aristocratic owner Count Hoyos. He owned the car until October 1964 when
   it was purchased by a young Klaus Klöpfer. Mr Klöpfer was to keep the car for 
   the next forty nine years!
   As found, the car seems to be in remarkably original condition still retaining its original
   weather equipment, side screen bag and 16'' wheels. The paintwork was changed from
   the original silver to red by Mr Klöpfer but the original paint is still visible in the bonnet and boot shuts.
   The interior is still the original light blue and the seat leather is still surprisingly supple.Since 1964 the car has covered just 17 000 kilometers!
   The car will be staying in Austria and its new owner will be embarking on a sympathetic restoration including returning the paintwork to its original colour.
   Sorry about the rather poor photos but I only had the chance to take a few quick snaps before the car was moved from its former home.
   BEX366 Together with her owner for the last 49 years!
   The seat leather is still supple but the carpet is showing its age.
   The owner moved the ignition switch under the dash due to people switching on the lights when the car was parked.
   1989 Autobahn sticker.
   Original side screen trimmed in dark blue.
   16'' Wheels

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / Record Aceca price?
« on: May 12, 2012, 13:03:36 »
Aceca BE575 sold yesterday at Bonhams Monaco sale,
   For a non original V8 engined car 138 000 euros is a lot of money and I think an auction record price for any Aceca. It seems finally prices are on the march for these much under appreciated and rare cars.
   Regards, Luke

Ace, Aceca & Greyhound Forum / UMB engine
« on: January 17, 2012, 22:56:59 »
Due to a change of direction with my customers Aceca restoration a fully rebuilt UMB engine and original moss non overdive gearbox could shortly be available for sale.
   I hope the above will not cause offence and complies with forum etiquette. The intention is to offer this engine to forum/club members before advertising more widely.[:)]

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