1956 AC Ace Zagato Coupe

Chassis #BEX 477 was shipped in 1958 to a Swiss dealership owned by Patthey. He commissioned Carrozzeria Zagato to make a unique body for his car which would run in the local races and the Pescara rally. Zagato bodied the car with their light-gauge aluminum and even gave it their trademark double bubble roof.

In Detail

type Series Production Car
built at Italy
coachbuilder Zagato
production 1
engine Bristol Inline-6
position Front Longitudinal
block material Cast Iron
valvetrain Pushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed 3 Solex 32 Carburetors
displacement 1971 cc / 120.3 in³
bore 66.04 mm / 2.6 in
stroke 96.01 mm / 3.78 in
compression 9.0:1
power 95.4 kw / 128 bhp @ 5750 rpm
specific output 64.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight 148.49 bhp per tonne
torque 166.8 nm / 123 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frame Aluminum Body over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheels RWD
front tires 5.0-16
rear tires 5.0-16
front brakes Discs
rear brakes Drums
f suspension Independant w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Armstrong Tubular Damper
r suspension Independant w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Armstrong Tubular Dampers
curb weight 862 kg / 1900 lbs
wheelbase 2286 mm / 90.0 in
front track 1270 mm / 50.0 in
rear track 1270 mm / 50.0 in
length 3848 mm / 151.5 in
width 1511 mm / 59.5 in
height 1245 mm / 49.0 in
transmission 4-Speed Manual
top speed ~193.08 kph / 120 mph
0 – 60 mph ~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph ~27.8 seconds