Dinky Toys 167; AC Aceca
The Aceca (pronounced "A-See-Ka") is a closed coupé from the British AC Cars company, produced from 1954 until 1963. The car originally had an AC engine but the similar Bristol-engined Aceca-Bristol was also available alongside the original from 1956 to 1963 when production of the engine ceased. A few cars were built from 1961 to 1963 with a 2553 cc tuned Ford Zephyr engine and sold as the Aceca 2.6.
Based on the open two seat AC Ace, the Aceca was a hand-built GT car in the British tradition, with ash wood and steel tubing used in their construction. Of course the AC Ace went on to be the basis of the Shelby Cobra.
Dinky made their version of it from 1958 to 1963, spanning the period of painted diecast hubs to the later plated spun hubs. It was sold in a variety of two-tone colour schemes and some single colours, the most valuable being all cream.