The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Shelby AC Ace. We make the process of selling your Shelby AC Ace quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Ace was the product British-American ingenuity. AC, the oldest car manufacturer in Britain, and Carroll Shelby, on behalf of Ford, created a sports car. The original Ace was debuted at the 1953 London Motor Show, and was one of the first sports cars manufactured after World War II. With a simple, elegant, yet sporty look, the Ace was an instant winner with the public and racers alike.
AC continuously experimented with the Ace’s engine, hoping to improve its power. In 1961, Aces were designed with prominent front air intakes that greatly improved power and led to Ace’s impressive performance at Le Mans. This performance inspired Carroll Shelby to modify one of AC’s Aces. Carroll Shelby fitted a lightweight, more powerful Ford V8 motor. With the Ford motor, the Ace became a well-respected racecar.
Due to branding issues on either side of the Atlantic, the Ace was marketed under the AC Ace in the UK and the Shelby Ace in the USA, giving us two cars with matching traits.