A Guide to 1938 High Performance Sports Car

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A Guide to 1938 High Performance Sports Cars

(Continued from the October Issue)

The following specifications arrived too late to be included in our article of last month, and in order for the article to be as comprehensive as possible, we are publishing them underneath.

MORGAN

British. Morgan Motor Co. Ltd. Pickersleigh Road, Malvern Link, Worcs. 4/4. 4 cyl., 63 x 19, 1,122 c.c., 9.8 h.p. Tax £7 10 0. 3 bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.85 to 1. 36 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Thermo syphon cooling. 1 Solex carburetter. Hard rubber engine mounting. 8.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox. Synchromesh 3rd and top. Ratios 5, 7, 12, 17.5 to 1. Maximum speeds, 1st 17, 2nd 32, 3rd 55, top 75 to 80. Hardy-Spicer prop. shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Springs, coil front, semi-elliptic rear. Newton shock

absorbers front, Hartford rear. Girth-1g brakes.

Turning circle 35′. 12 v. Battery. 9 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 35 to 38 m.p.g. Disc wheels. Tyres 16 x 6. Wheelbase 7′ Er. Track 3′ 9. Ground clearance 6°. Weight 15 cwt. Price E210.

SINGER

British. Singer Motors Ltd., Coventry, 11-litre Sports. 4 cyl., 68x 103, 1,498 c.c., 11.47 h.p. Tax £9. 3 bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.9 to 1. 12.7 b.h.p. at 1,000 revs. Thermo 8. syphon and fan cooling. Twin U. carburetters. 3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh, 2nd, 3rd and tap. Ratios, top 4.75, 3rd 6.46, 2nd 10.0, 1st 18.08 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., let 4.6, 2nd 8, 3rd 12.85, top 17.5. Maximum speeds, let 22.5, 2nd 40, 3rd 63, top 85.76 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer needle roller propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Semi elliptic springs. Andre telecontrol shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Lockheed brakes. Turning circle 30′. Two 6 V. batteries. 12 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 26 to 28 m.p.g. Knock-on type wheels. Tyres

4.75 x 18. Wheelbase 7′ 11. Track 3′ 103.

Ground clearance 73-. Weight 173 cwt. Price £279.

RILEY

British. Riley (Coventry) Ltd., Coventry.

“Sprite.” 4 cyl., 69x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.81 h.p. Tax £9. Counter balanced crankshaft. Comp. ratio 20.74 b.h.p. at 1,500 r.p.m. 85 b.h.p. at 5,000 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. Two 30 m.m. S.V. carburetters. 3 point rubber engine mounting. 8.d.p. clutch. 4 speed all helical or 4 speed preselective gearbox. Ratios (all helical) 5,22, 7.62, 13.05, 20.25, (preselective) 5.22, 7.39, 10.91, 18.79. Maximum speeds, lst 21, 2nd 37, 3rd 57 top 85. Enclosed torque tube propeller shaftSpiral bevel drive. Semi elliptic springs. Hartford shock absorbers. Riley, worm and segment steering. GirlIng brakes. Turning circle 28′. 12 v. battery. 15 gallon petrol tank. Wheels, 3.00 x 19. Tyres 5.00x 19. Wheelbase 8′ 110. Track 4′. Ground clearance 63*. Weight 18 cwt. Price £450.