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

typeSeries Production Car
built atItaly
engineBristol Inline-6
positionFront Longitudinal
block materialCast Iron
valvetrainPushrod OHV, 2 Valves per Cyl
fuel feed3 Solex 32 Carburetors
displacement1971 cc / 120.3 in³
bore66.04 mm / 2.6 in
stroke96.01 mm / 3.78 in
power95.4 kw / 128 bhp @ 5750 rpm
specific output64.94 bhp per litre
bhp/weight148.49 bhp per tonne
torque166.8 nm / 123 ft lbs @ 4500 rpm
body / frameAluminum Body over Steel Ladder-Type Frame
driven wheelsRWD
front tires5.0-16
rear tires5.0-16
front brakesDiscs
rear brakesDrums
f suspensionIndependant w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Armstrong Tubular Damper
r suspensionIndependant w/Transverse Leaf Springs, Armstrong Tubular Dampers
curb weight862 kg / 1900 lbs
wheelbase2286 mm / 90.0 in
front track1270 mm / 50.0 in
rear track1270 mm / 50.0 in
length3848 mm / 151.5 in
width1511 mm / 59.5 in
height1245 mm / 49.0 in
transmission4-Speed Manual
top speed~193.08 kph / 120 mph
0 – 60 mph~7.5 seconds
0 – 100 mph~27.8 seconds