Quotes from the OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE HANDBOOK 1964
“DON’T start up a cold engine and then leave it idling while you rush indoors to pay a belated farewell to your wife”.
In the interest of minimum engine wear, skip the farewell and drive away. When facing the music on your return in the evening, make a mental note henceforth to adopt a definite sequence of events prior to your morning departure. You will achieve substantially diminished wear from your engine and deserve greater affection from your wife”.
ENGINE: Chevrolet Corvette, Bore 4" (101.6mm), stroke 3.25" (83.5mm), Capacity 5,355 c.c. (327 cu. ins.). Compression ratio 10.5 to 1. BHP 300 S>A>E. @ 5,000 r.p.m. 4-barrell carburetor with thermostatically controlled choke and 15 ins. air cleaner. 10.4" diaphragm-spring clutch, with ball-race thrust bearing. Wheelbase 8'6", Track 4'7", Length overall 15'6", Width 5'8", Height 4'5".
SPEED IN GEARS:
Ground clearance: 6.5ins., Weight 28cwt. including 6 gals. fuel.
5KW heater with outlets of hot or cold air at base of windscreen, above feet of front seat passenger and driver and seperately adjustable aircraft type outlets of rear foot-wells.
4 speed manual gear box. Overall ratios, 3.07 to 1,4.64 to 5.80 to 1 and 7.80 to 1. Reverse 8.01 to 1. Synchromesh on all forward speeds.
Centre lock wheels with 3-ear knock-on hub caps.
Turning circle: 33ft. (10m) between kerbs.
Luggage compartment of 13.8 cu. ft. with counter- balanced lid. Spare wheel and tools under floor of luggage compartments.
Price: £2400 Basic. P.T. £501.11.3. Total: £2901.11.3