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For Sale: 1955 AC Cobra
in Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description
 
According to us as well as many professional writers of articles the AC Ace is one of or probably the best driving sport scar of the 50’s. The handling as well as the power is fantastic. One can drive relaxed with an AC but it can be used very well on race tracks as well. It isn’t strange that Cobra has used the AC as a base. It is just a fantastic race car as well. In comparison with the Aston Martin DB2’s and Jaguar XK 120, the AC Ace was in the time prized by many magazines as the perfect car to both race and used as a touring car. This specific example has a very nice history. When new, the car was ordered by a racing driver from Australia. It was squadron leader C.F. Norris. The AC was raced in the AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX in 1955. The Grand Prix was at that time the Formula 1 from nowadays. Pictures of the AC racing at the Grand Prix as well as racing at other events are available with the car. Mister Norris raced the AC for 4 years and sold it in 1963 to Mister Noel Hittman who used it for day to day driving until he had a family. He sold the AC to the famous Bonython family in the South of Australia and this family owned the car for 25 years. Actually, quite a part of the owners history is available with the AC. This specific AC Ace is 1 of the first 65 cars to be built. It was the first AC in Australia and it must have been admired by everyone who appreciated cars in those days. When new, the ACE was raced in the Australian Grand Prix. This was quite amazing as it was racing against the best drivers and cars of the day. The AC has been fully restored some years ago. The restoration took approximately 1 year and gray care was taken not to over-restore the car as it’s value and beauty is in its originality. The exact original color was rematched and the only difference made to the car is the deep red color on the wheels. The ACE is a superb driver and the car performs like new, just as it did in the 50’s. So in short; this is a unique AC with a lot of known history including race history. It is a unique find and a car which is in a fantastic condition. The AC Ace with AC engine is eligible for the Mille Miglia and this car was originally delivered with an AC engine For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The Houtkamp Collection is not able to guarantee the correctness and/or the exhaustiveness of the information contained in this car description and can not accept any obligations from that. Thank you for your cooperation. According to us as well as many professional writers of articles the AC Ace is one of or probably the best driving sport scar of the 50’s. The handling as well as the power is fantastic. One can drive relaxed with an AC but it can be used very well on race tracks as well. It isn’t strange that Cobra has used the AC as a base. It is just a fantastic race car as well. In comparison with the Aston Martin DB2’s and Jaguar XK 120, the AC Ace was in the time prized by many magazines as the perfect car to both race and used as a touring car. This specific example has a very nice history. When new, the car was ordered by a racing driver from Australia. It was squadron leader C.F. Norris. The AC was raced in the AUSTRALIAN GRAND PRIX in 1955. The Grand Prix was at that time the Formula 1 from nowadays. Pictures of the AC racing at the Grand Prix as well as racing at other events are available with the car. Mister Norris raced the AC for 4 years and sold it in 1963 to Mister Noel Hittman who used it for day to day driving until he had a family. He sold the AC to the famous Bonython family in the South of Australia and this family owned the car for 25 years. Actually, quite a part of the owners history is available with the AC. This specific AC Ace is 1 of the first 65 cars to be built. It was the first AC in Australia and it must have been admired by everyone who appreciated cars in those days. When new, the ACE was raced in the Australian Grand Prix. This was quite amazing as it was racing against the best drivers and cars of the day. The AC has been fully restored some years ago. The restoration took approximately 1 year and gray care was taken not to over-restore the car as it’s value and beauty is in its originality. The exact original color was rematched and the only difference made to the car is the deep red color on the wheels. The ACE is a superb driver and the car performs like new, just as it did in the 50’s. So in short; this is a unique AC with a lot of known history including race history. It is a unique find and a car which is in a fantastic condition. The AC Ace with AC engine is eligible for the Mille Miglia and this car was originally delivered with an AC engine For more information or an appointment, please call Rutger Houtkamp+31625098150 or send an e-mail to Rutger@Houtkamp.nl. Please do not hesitate to contact us by phone during evenings or in the weekend. The Houtkamp Collection is centrally located near Amsterdam and only 10 minutes from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport. The Houtkamp Collection is not able to guarantee the correctness and/or the exhaustiveness of the information contained in this car description and can not accept any obligations from that. Thank you for your cooperation.

STOCK/INV. NUMBER: 244540
Pricing Information
 
Asking Price
285,000 EUR
Vehicle Location


Country
Netherlands
 
City, State
Amsterdam
Zip
1190aa
Vehicle Basics

Year
1955

Exterior Details

Vehicle Color(s)
Cream

Transmission Details

Transmission Type
Manual

 
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