John has worked on a full and thorough assessment of our 1960 AC Aceca. We will present our findings to the car’s owners on Friday afternoon and a decision will then be made for the future of the car. Will it passed on to a new owner, will it be recommissioned or will it undergo a full restoration.
Watch this space…
After blowing a head gasket 40 years ago, this car has laid dormant, tucked away in this barn. We’ve been asked to give the car a full inspection and report the findings back to the owner.
Day 1 of our 1960 AC Aceca barn find clean. After 35 years in storage the owner has decided it’s time to get a full assessment carried out on the car with a view of either restoring or recommissioning.
We have started on day 1 by detailing the engine bay as best we car. The car will undergo a full 2 day detail to reveal all of it’s imperfection and show us and the owner exactly what extent we will need to go to on the car.
Here’s a little before and after!
John and Paul have arrived to our Rendlesham hangar with our latest addition to the workshops, our 1960 AC Aceca barn find.
First things first, we have been asked to carry out a full and thorough re-clean of the car, inside and out. The owner would like to remove 35 years of dust build up so we can get a good insight into what condition the car is currently in.
Once clean, the car will be transported to our Pettistree workshops where it will undergo a full assessment and to report on all of our findings.
We will also test the engine to see what, if any, damage was caused when the head gasket blew 35 years ago.
Arriving into our Suffolk workshops very soon we have our very special and rare 1960 AC Aceca BE 812 barn find.
The car has been dry stored since it was taken off the road in 1985. Previously owned and residing in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia the car was shipped to the UK in 1962 and has remained with the same owner ever since.
We will be working alongside the family who own this beautiful car to assess it’s current condition and come up with a plan which may see the possible return to the UK roads in the not too distant future.