For today's post I thought I'd show the interior trim work I did for this '58 AC Aceca. This was one of the first cars I did for Rudi and Company when I arrived on the island a few years ago. The Aceca was always a rare favorite of mine since the first time I saw one at an Auto show as a kid. It was one of the first hatchback designs in history. The Aceca was basically a coupe version of the AC Ace - of which the Cobra was also later based on.
AC only produced 151 Acecas and 169 Aceca-Bristols between 1954-1963 (the difference being either AC or Bristol produced 6 cyl. engines).
Being the rare car that it is of course I had to make everything from scratch.
Luckily I had all of the original trim for this car to study and make accurate patterns from...
The seats were a unique design used on these cars, it's pretty much the same design as was also used in the Ace and the later Cobra models.
Here is my installation work on the Aceca, starting with the wool cloth headliner, followed by all the leather details, carpets, panels and trim. Rudi and Company completed the restoration of the car, Coachwerks handled the body and paint. Together the car came out looking absolutely stunning!
Until next time -
Classic auto enthusiast, upholsterer, coach trimmer, and fine scale modeler.