above photo is hot-linked
to an alternate (rear-3/4) view of the car..
the last AC 'Ace' rolled off the production line in 1962, another
British sports machine was being introduced at the London Motor
Show. Hailed by automobile writers of the day as "technically
superb," this car, the MGB roadster, had exterior dimensions
that were essentially identical to those of the AC Ace. But that
was where the similarity ended. The MGB roadster's radically
new, monocoque structural design permitted a more spacious cockpit
with comfort and amenities never before possible. Coil springs,
independent wishbone front suspension, rack-and-pinion steering
and a rigid, rock-solid body, produced handling and ride characteristics
tailored for a modern generation of driving machine aficionados.
Autocar magazine described the new MGB's driving/handling attributes
as "equal to the finest road-touring cars."
California Ace (Cal Ace) by C-F Enterprises is a styling kit
designed to transform the venerable MGB roadster into an AC Ace
look-alike, combining the best of British style, engineering
Your assembling of the Ace is relatively simple and straightforward,
since the entire MGB roadster with the exception of the bumpers,
front fenders and hood/bonnet) are retained. You bolt a new fiberglass
front clip of classic 'Ace' lines to your MGB subframe, using
the original mounting locations and hardware. Your 'Ace'-styled
rear clip is bonded to your MGB body. After installing the front
and rear clips and door skins, your Cal Ace is ready for block
sanding and painting. Your completed AC Ace replica can thus
be registered and titled as an MGB roadster.
'Cal Ace' is an inexpensive alternative to a Shelby Cobra replica,
and is the perfect formula for resurrecting your wrecked or rusted
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Information package $5
Assembly manual & VHS videotape $30
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