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AC Ace Bristol at Sebring 1957 (photos & color)


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#1 Martin Krejci

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 14:53

Could anybody help me to find out the color A.C. Ace Bristol race number 36 that won its class at Sebring 1957? It was a factory entry driven by Juan Fernandez/J. L. Droullers/Lino Fayen. It finished 17th overall, 3rd in Sports 2000 but won FIA 2-litre (G5) class.

I'd appreciate also any photos of the car so that it could be among others recognized if it was left or right hand drive, or any other details about the car.

Photos and colors of other ACs at the race would be also welcomed.

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#2 Jeremy Jackson

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 15:11

Hello Martin!!

The no. 36 AC at Sebring was yellow. I have a photo of it from the Ace-Bristol book by McLellan & Bancroft.

I'll send it to you when I write to you!

Jeremy

#3 Martin Krejci

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 16:30

Thank you, Jeremy, very much. I'll look forward to the photo.
It should help to decide whether it is chassis number 137 (owned at the time by Fernandez) or 155 (as in TTS). The question seemed opened.

#4 Jeremy Jackson

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Posted 22 March 2003 - 16:42

Martin,

The book quotes it as chassis 155, but I'll send the photo with the others I promised you.

#5 David Birchall

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Posted 23 March 2003 - 21:16

Hi there. Iknow who claims to own the AC Bristol in question-I havn't seen the car-he's on the East Coast and I'm on the West but I would be happy to give you his name and number. Regards, David B