This lovely Ace Bristol was raced since new in Scotland and Europe. It has documented history at Spa and was entered, but did not run, at Le Mans in 1960. The Ace was brought to the United States sometime in the late 1970s. It was restored in racing trim in 1984 and competed extensively in west coast vintage events including many appearances at the Monterey Historic Races. Engine number matches verified by the AC Registry. All body panel numbers match. Since 2004, BE326 has been in a private collection, trailered to a few concours events and never driven. It is now offered for sale.

  • Metal work by Kent White, the "tin man", 1983

  • At Kent White's shop, 1983

  • Aluminum tonneau cover

  • With Alf Norman at Kent White's shop

  • Original owner William Bradshaw at the Mourne Race Meeting, 09/06/1958.

  • Mourne Race Meeting, 09/06/1958.

  • Mourne Race Meeting, 09/06/1958.

  • Original owner William Bradshaw at the Craigantlet Hillclimb, 08/16/1958.

  • At the Craigantlet Hillclimb, 08/16/1958.

  • Factory letter, 1970.

  • Cover of Victory Lane magazine.

Condition and spares available

BE326 is as it left the track in its last race - The Monterey Historics, in 1996. It was restored in competition trim and used in the way it was intended, and although the car shows well, it also shows evidence of its racing heritage. The log book is included. Although it starts and runs, the engine will need a thorough tuning for street or competition use. BE326 is licensed for the street and is currently registered non-op in California. Previous owners/drivers/restorers Ernie Mendicki and Alf Norman were well known competitors on west coast vintage circuit. Ernie Mendicki was also a respected automotive historian, former Pebble Beach judge and collector of many significant automobiles. Included with the car are many spare engine and suspension parts including A arms, alfin brake drums, hydraulic parts, a spare transmission, etc, etc. Also included are most, if not all, of the hard to find parts to restore the car to street trim if so desired. Original top bows, windshield and frame, side curtains, and original 16" painted wire wheels are available. A very large binder contains many photographs (including competition images from the 50s), correspondence with the original owner and factory, magazine articles, log books and other provenance. BE326 is also documented in the book "The Racing AC Bristols".