Like something out of James Bond... Bonhams sells Ian Fleming's Aceca coupe

Next Friday, Bonhams will be hosting their annual Goodwood Revival sale in West Sussex, England.

While the event promises to offer a rich variety of classic car investments, for many there will only be one lot number to look out for...and it's not "007."

An original 1962 AC Aceca Coupe is set to get pulses racing when it rolls onto the auction block at next week's event.

Designed by the British AC car company, this hand built two-seater sports car can reach a top speed of 130mph and features a well conditioned 2.6 Ruddspeed and Ford Zephyr engine.

The car is one of only six to feature this engine specification, which only adds to the value of this classic. It is expected to fetch £130,000 when it goes up for sale.

But for some, it's the idea of owning the car once driven by the mind behind James Bond that will be most appealing.


Ian Fleming's  1962 AC Aceca Coupe 

Ian Fleming was the first owner of the Aceca Coupe, having purchased it from the factory back in 1962. This makes the sale of some interest to memorabilia collectors.

Although, Tim Schofield, an expert at Bonhams was quick to point out that: "The value comes really from its rarity but it's nice to be able to hang a famous name to it, such as Ian Fleming."

Having sold the car some time after the 1960s, it comes in excellent working condition with a fresh looking dark blue and red leather interior that gives it a classical, almost Bond-like style.

Furthermore, with specifications including a fully working Moss four-speed overdrive gearbox, servo-assisted disc/drum brakes and twin electric fans, the car could be driven away next week.

For investors in classic cars and fans of Bond alike, this is one British classic that is sure to leave collectors at next week's event in a real spin.

The auction begins at 4pm on Friday the September 17.

 

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