A GUIDE TO 1939 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS

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A GUIDE TO 1939 HIGH PERFORMANCE CARS

(Concluded from the October issue) THIS LIST OF SPECIFICATIONS AND DATA HAS BEEN COMPILED TO ASSIST THE PROSPECTIVE PURCHASER OF A FAST CAR IN THE DIFFICULT MATTER OF CHOOSING HIS MOUNT FOR THE COMING SEASON

MERCEDES-BENZ

German. British Mercedes-Benz Ltd., Grosvenor Road, London, S.W.1.

170V. 4 eyl., 73.5 x 100, 1,697 c.c. 13.4 h.p. Tax £10 10 0. 3 bearing crankshaft. i8 b.h.p. at 3,200 revs. Maximum speed 75 to 80 m.p.h. Water pump cooling. Solex carburetter. Floating power principle engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox. Open prop. shaft. Springs. front, two transverse. Rear, coil, Hydraulic shock absorbers. Independent steering to both front wheels. Hydraulic brakes. Turning circle 36′. 6 v. battery. 71 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 30 to 33 m.p.g. Disc. wheels. Tyres 5.25 x 16. Wheelbase 9′ r. Track, front 4′ 4, rear 4′ 31″. Ground clearance 8″. Weight of chassis 12f cwt. Price, saloon £395. Type 230. 6 cyl., 72.5×90 2,229 c.c., 10.5 h.p. Tax £15. 4 bearing crankshaft. 55 b.h.p. at 3,200 revs. Maximum speed 80 to 82 m.p,h. Water pump cooling. Special carburetter. 4 point rubber suspension engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Gearbox, optional, either semi automatic self change or full synchromesh gears. Open prop. shaft. Springs, front, two transverse. Rear, coil type. Hydraulic

shock absorbers. Mercedes own type steering. Hydraulic brakes. Turning circle, short chassis

34′ r, long chassis as• 9′. 6 v. battery. 11 gallon petrol tank. Consiunption 23 to 25 m.p.g. Disc wheels. Tyres 5.50 x 17. Wheelbase, 8′ 10″, short chassis, 10′ long chassis. Track, front 4′ 6″, rear 4′ fir. Ground clearance 8′. Price, saloon £575. Type 320. 6 cyl., 82.5x 100, 3,208 c.c., 25.3 h.p. Tax £19 10 0. 7 bearing crankshaft. 78.8 b.h.p. at 3,200 revs. Maximum speed 85 to 90 m.p.h. Thermo syphon cooling. Special Solex carburetter. Rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Full synchromesh

gearbox. Open prop. shaft. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Mercedes-Benz type steering. Hydraulic brakes. Turning circle, short chassis 37′ Or, long chassis 41′ 71″. 12 v. battery. 151 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 16 to 18 m.p.g. .Disc wheels. Tyres 6.50 x 17. Wheelbase, short chassis, 0′ 51″. Long chassis 10′ 10′. Track, short and long chassis, 4′ 9r. Rear 4′ 101″. Ground clearance 8″. Price : Pullman Limousine £880, 26 h.p. cabriolet £995. Type 540S. 8 cyl., supercharged, 13.88x 111,

5,601 c.c., 39 h.p. Tax £.29 5 0. Pushrod o.h.v. 115 b.h.p. without supercharger, 180 b.h.p. with supercharger at 3,400 r.p.m. 8 bearing crankshaft. Pump and fan cooling. 2 Mercedes carburetters. 4 point elastic engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, with over-top, silent third and second, central change. 5 gears including over top, plus reverse. Rear axle ratios, direct top,

4.88 to 1, overtop 8.03 to 1. Swinging half Axles. Differential easing direct on frame with rubber buffers. Independent coil springing front and rear. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Woriu and nut steering, each wheel individually. Turning circle 44′ 4″. Lockheed brakes, servo assisted. Battery 12 v. 60 a.h. 261 gallon rear tank, pump feed. Consumption 10 to 12 m.p.g. Wire wheels. Tyres 7.00 x 17. Wheelbase 10′ 9i”. Track 4′ 11″. Ground clearance 8″. Weight of complete car 45 cwt. Pries, chassis £1,395, cabriolet £1,890.

In a wide range, Merc6des-13enz, one of the world’s most aristocratic marques, offer two entirely new models. One of these is the Type G5 Colonial, which is equally suited to cross-country or normal touring. The other is the Super Mercddes 7-litre Type W150-seemingly a return to the ” 38/250 ” days.

OPEL

German. General Motors Ltd., 3, St. James’s Square, London, S.W.1.

Cadet. 4 cyl.. 67.5 x 75, 1,074 c.c., 11.3 h.p. S.v. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 27 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Centrifugal pump cooling. 1 Opel downdraught carburetter. S.d.p. clutch. 3 speed gearbox, all gears helical cut for silent operation. Ratios : 1st 18.29, 2nd 8.89, top 5.14 to 1. Maximum speed 05 m.p.h. Central change. Tubular propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. ” Standard” model 1-elliptic springs, front and rear, ” Master ” model, 1-elliptics rear, independent front. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 30′ 9* left, 38′ r right. 4 wheel hydraulic brakes. Battery

v. 72 a.h. 54 gallon rear tank. Disc wheels. Tyres 4.75 x 16. Wheelbase 7′ 8′. Price, ” Standard ” saloon £135, ” Master ” 2-door saloon £149 10 0, ” Master ” 4-door saloon £159 10 0, ” Master ” 2-door drophead saloon 1159 10 0, ” Master ” de luxe model £15 extra.

Olympia. 4 cyl., 80 x 74, 1,488 c.c., 15.9 h.p. 0.h.v., pushrod. Corm. ratio 6 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 43 b.h.p. at 4,000 r.p.m. Centrifugal pump cooling. 1 Opel downdraught carburetter. 84.p. clutch. 4 speed, central change gearbox. Ratios : 1st 17.77, 2nd 11.22, 3rd 6.78, top 4.55 to 1. Maximum speed 70 m.p.h. Tubular propeller shaft transmission. Spiral bevel drive. Springs,1-elliptles rear, independent front. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and sector steering. Turning circle 37′ e left, 37′ 7″ right. Battery 6 v. 85 a.h. Mechanical

pump fuel feed. gallon rear tank. Disc wheels. Tyre size 5.26 x 16. Wheelbase 7′ 11r. Price-, 2-door saloon £180, 4-door saloon £190, 2-door drophead saloon £182 100, de Luxe models £15 extra.

Offering good springing (independent at the front on the Dubonnet system), considerable performance, generous accommodation and notable economy, the Opel ” Cadet ” has sold extremely briskly in this country, so that it can boast quite a German invasion. The larger models are notable for good coachwork, willing six-cylinder engines and independent suspension of the front wheels.

ROLLS-ROYCE

British. Rolls-Royce Ltd., 14-15, Conduit Street, London, W.1. 40/50 h.p. 6 cyl., 41″ x 51″, 7,068 c.c. 43.3 h.p. Tax £33. 0.h.v. Pump and fan cooling, 1 RollsRoyce carburetter. S.d.p: clutch, 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh, right-hand change. Ratios, 3,487, 2.003, 1.335, top direct (rear axle ratiO not given). Open prop. shaft. Fully floating rear axle, hypoid

gears. Rolls-Royce hydraulic shock absorbers. Semielliptic springs. Turning circle, right 27′ 11′, left 25′ 3″. Servo foot brake on 4 wheels, hand on rear wheels only. 12 v. battery. 28 gallon rear tank, vacuum engine-driven pump. Wire wheels. Tyres 31″x 0.75″. Wheelbase 12′ 6′. Track, front 58,75″, rear 60.25″. Ground clearance 8r. Chassis weight 31f cwt. Price, long chassis £1,800, short chassis £1,750.

20/25 h.p. 6 (wt., 31″x 4r, 3,660 c.c., 25.3 h.p. Tax £18 15 0. Rest of specification as 40/50 h.p., with following exceptions : Gear ratios 3.307, 1.700, 1.374, top direct. Rear axle, spiral bevel. 18 gallon rear tank. Tyres 31″x fr. Wheelbase 11′. Track 561″. Chassis weight 231 cwt. The ” Phantom III ” remains the leading model of the world-renowned RollsRoyce range-a car which is of very considerable overall dimensions, that it may carry commodious seven-seater bodywork and ride steadily, yet a car which nevertheless handles as easily as a good sports model. The 50 lip. 71-litre V12 push-rod o.h.v. engine propels the heaviest closed models at upwards of 90 m.p.h. in ghostly silence and the R-R mechanical servo brakes provide full security at the highest cruising speeds, while the independent front suspension and suspension override control renders travel at any gait entirely devoid of sense of effort or strain. The ” Phantom III “is, indeed, a town carriage that will average 45 m.p.h. very easily on long distances. It was a happy thought of Rolls-Royce Ltd. to build these same high qualities into a smaller Vehicle, for those who crave a stable companion to the V12, or who require a less expensive car, and the 25/30 h.p. six-cylinder model

is equally popular. The respective chassis prices of these two great cars are £1,900 and D ,100.

ROVER

British. The Rover Co. Ltd., Oliver Street, Coventry. Ten. 4 cyl., 66.5 x 100, 1,389 c.c., 10.8 h.p. 0.h.v., operated by push-rod. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. Pump, fan and thermostat

cooling. 1 S.U. carburetter. flexible engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed, central change gearbox, synchromesh 3rd and 4th. Ratios : 1st 17.11, 2nd 11, 3rd 7.33, top 4.88 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 4.5, 2nd 7.12, 3rd 10.6, top 16.05 m.p.h. Maximum speeds 65 to (18 xn.p.h. Spiral bevel transmission. Semi floating rear axle. Send-elliptic springs. Hydraulic shock absorbers.

Burman-Douglas steering. Turning circle 37′. Girling brakes. 12 v. battery, 51 a..h. 101 gallon rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 17 x4.75. Wheelbase 8′ 9/’. Track 4′ 31″. Ground clearance 61″. Price, saloon £275. coupe £285. Twelve. 4 cyl., 69x 100, 1,496 c.c., 11.0 h.p. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. Engine specification as the

“Ten ” with following exceptions. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st. 4.0, 2nd 7.3, 3rd 10.9, top 16.4

m.p.h. Turning circle 39′. Tyre size 17• 5.25. Wheelbase 9′ 4″. Ground clearance 61″. Price, saloon £300, sports saloon £310. Fourteen. 6 cyl., 63.5 x 100, 1,901 c.c., 14.9 h.p. Overhead pushrods. Comp. ratio 6.25 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft,. Pump and fan cooling. S.U. downdraught carburetter. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed, remote

control. Gearbox ratios: 1st 17.11, 2nd 11, 3rd 7.33, top 4.88 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 4,8, 2nd 7.46, 3rd 11.2, top 16.8 m.p.h. Open propeller shaft. Semi-ttoating rear axle. Hydraulic shock absorbers. Bunnan-Douglas steering. Turning circle 40′. Girling brakes. 12 v. battery. 111 gallon rear tank. Wire wheels. Tyres 17 >: 5.50. k_elliptic springs. Wheelbase 9′ 7″. Track 4′ 31″. Ground clearance or. Price saloon £330, sports saloon £340. Drophead coupe £398.

Sixteen. Specification as for the ” Fourteen” with the following exceptions. 67 x 100, 2,147 c.c., 16.9 h.p. Camp. ratio 6 to 1. Gear ratios : 1st 16.45, 2nd 1.0.58, 3rd 7.05, top 4.7 to 1. Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st, 4.9, 2nd 7.7, 3rd 11.6, top 17.5 m.p.h. Track 4′ 4. Price. saloon £360, sports saloon £370, drophead coupe £428.

Twenty. Specification as ” Fourteen ” with following exceptions. 73>: 100, 2,512 c.c., 19.82 Comp. ratio 6 to 1. Gear ratioS : 1st 15.4, 2nd 9.3, 3rd 6.8, top 4.5 to I. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 5.28, 2nd 8.85, 3rd 12.03, top 18.2 m.p.h. Prices, sports saloon £425, drophead coupe £478. The Rover is a particularly good example of the conventional high-performance British car of sound construc tion and high quality. It has many

features of appeal to the fast driver while possessing all the convenience of the family coach, and the useful range of models is most moderately priced.

S.S.

British. S.S. Cars Ltd., Coventry.

11-litre. 4 cyl., 73> 186, 1,776 c.c. 13.23 h.p. Tax £10 10 0. 3 bearing crankshaft. 65 b.h.p. at 4,600 r.p.m. 0.h.v. Downdraught 8.113. carburetter. Pump and fan cooling. 4 point rubber engine mounting. 9″ s.d.p. clutch. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios : 1st 10.18, 2nd 11.8, 3rd 7.06, top 4.86 to 1. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 5, 2nd 8. 3rd 15, top 20 m.p.h. Maximum speeds : 1st 20, 2nd 33, 3rd 55, top 75 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 1-elliptic springs. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Girling brakes. Turning circle 38′. 12 v. battery. 14 gallon petrol tank. Con sumption 28 m.p.h. Wire wheels. Tyre sizes

5.25x 18. Wheelbase 9′ 41″. Track, front, 4′ 4″, rear 4′ 7″. Ground clearance 7″. Weight 25 cwt. Price £298.

21-litre. 6 cyl., o.h.v. engine, 2,663.7 c.c., 20 h.p. (19.84). Tax £15, 7 bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 7 to 1. 102 b.h.p.at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. 4 point rubber engine mounting. 9″ S.d.p. clutch. 4speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios : 1st 16.20, 2nd 9.5, 3rd 6.16, top 4.50 Road speed at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 5, 2nd 10, 3rd 15, top 20 m.p.h. Maximum speeds: 1st 25, 2nd 40, 3rd 70, top 90 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 1-elliptic springs. Luva,x hydraulic shock absorbers. Burnam Douglas steering. flirting brakes. Turning Circle 38′. 14 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Splined hub wire wheels. Tyres 5.50x 18. Wheelbase 10′. Track 4′ fr front, 4′ 8″ rear. Ground clearance 7″. Weight 311 ewt. Price £395. Short chassis model with Le Mans type body, £395.

31-litre. 6 cyl., o.h.v. engine, 82x 110, 3,485.5 c.c., 25.01 11.p. Tax £18 15 0. 7 bearing crankshaft. Camp. ratio 7 to 1. 125 b.h.p. at maximum revs. Pump and fan cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters. 4 point rubber engine mounting. 10″ s.d.p. clutch. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios 1st 13.45, 2nd 7.9, 3rd 5.12, top 4.25. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m. : 1st 7, 2nd 15, 3rd 21. top 25 m.p.h. Maximum speeds: 1st 30. 2nd 50, 3rd 75, top 05 m.p.h. Hardy-Spicer open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. 4-elliptic springs. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut. steering. °Ming brakes. Turning-circle 38′. 12 v. battery. Consumption 18 m.p.g. 8plined hubs. Wire wheels. Tyres 5.50 x 18. Wheelbase 10′. Track 4′ 6″ front., 4′ 8″. rear. Ground clearance r. Weight 311 cwt. Price £445. Short chassis model, with Le Mans type body, £445.

The 3i-litre S.S. ” 100″ open twoseater offers truly praiseworthy value as a car capable of exceeding 100 m.p.h., possessing extreme acceleration, and. having a sound specification and very sporting appearance. Its price is less than 1450. The 3i-litre ” J aquar ” saloon is one of the fastest, best-looking and most comfortable closed cars on the market, and is available at 1:,445. The If models of the British S.S. range also offer remarkable value to those who crave good looks and every modern

convenience.

SALMSON

French. British Salmson A era Engines Ltd., Raynes Park, London, S.W .20. 8.4.61 Saloon. 4 cyl., 75 x 98, 1,730 c.c., 14 Tax £9 ISO. 51 b.b.p. at 4,300 r.p.m. 3 bearing crankshaft.. 2 overhead camshafts. Comp. ratio, 6.1 to I. Thermo-syphon cooling. One Menaini carburetter. 3 bearers, rubber engine mounting. Single plate clutch Mechanical or Cotal electric gearbox. Ratios, 4.73, 7.16, 10.75, 18.2 to 1. Reverse 18.2. Road speeds at 1,000 r.p.m., 1st 5.2, 2nd 8.2, 3rd 11.5, top 16.5. Maximum speed 75 m.p.h. Propeller shaft, enclosed in torque tube. Semi-floating rear axle. Springs, front independent transverse, canti lever friction rear. Shock absorbers, Houdaille front, built-in rear. Rack and pinion steering. Bendix brakes. Turning circle 29′. Battery 12 V. 75 a.h. 10 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 25 m.p.g. Pressed steel wheels. Tyres 150 x 40. Wheel

base 9′ 41″. Track 4′ 31″ in front, 4′ 41″ at rear. Ground clearance 8″. Weight 214 cwt. Price £395, saloon. 8.4E Saloon. 4 cyl., 84>: 105, 2,300 c.c., 17.9

2 overhead camshafts. Comp. ratio 6 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 70 b.h.p, at 4,400 r.p.m. Thermo syphon and fan cooling. One Memini carburetter.

3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Mechanical or Cotal electric gearbox. Ratios :

mechanical 14.35, 10.1, 6.74, 4.45 to 1. Cotal electric : 13.35, 10.1, 6.1, 4.45 to 1. Maximum speed 85 m.p.h. Torque tube transmission. Semi-floating rear axle. Springs, front, independent torsion bar, rear, cantilever. Houdaille shock absorbers. Rack and pinion steering. Turning circle 35′. Lockheed hydraulic brakes. Battery, 12 v. 75 a.h. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Rear 12 gallon tank. Pressed steel wheels. lyre size 6.00 x 16. Wheelbase 9′ 10% Track 4′ 7″.

Ground clearance 8″. Weight of complete car 231 cwt. Price £495.

In future the well established 14 h.p. and 18 h.p. models will be imported from France. They are representative of individual good quality high performance cars with 4-cylinder o.h.v. engines, and independent front wheel suspension, by transverse spring on the ” Fourteen ” and torsion bars on the “Eighteen,” at the rear i-elliptics are used. For the ” Eighteen ‘ 85 m.p.h. is claimed.

SU N BEAM-TALBOT British. Sunbeam-Talbot

British. Sunbeam-Talbot Ltd., Barlby Road, Ladbroke Grove, 147.10. Sunbeam-Talbot Ten. 4 cyl., 63 x 95, 1,185 c.c., 9.8 h.p. Tax £7 10 0. 3 bearing steel backed shell crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.8 to 1. 40 b.h.p. at 4,500 revs. Thenno-syphon and fan cooling. Zenith downdraught carburetter. 3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios: 1st 19.60, 2nd 13.77, 3rd 8.16, top 5.44 to 1. Open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Springs, 1-elliptic rear, independent front. Double action hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Bendix duo servo brakes. Turning circle 35′. Battery 12 v. 84 gallon rear petrol tank. Consumption 30 to 32 m.p.g. Steel special disc wheels, 16″ x 3″. Tyre sizes 16 x 5.25. Wheelbase 7′ 9″. Track 4′. Ground clearance 54″. Weight saloon 19 cwt. Tourer 17 ewt., drophead coupe

193 cwt.. Prices : four-door saloon £265, sports tourer 1250, drophead foursome coupe £285. Sunbeam-Talbot 3-litre. 6 cyl, 75 x 120, 3,180.9 c.c., 20.9 h.p. Tax £15 15 0. 4 bearing crankshaft. Comp. ratio 6.6 to 1. 80 b.h.p. at 3,800 revs. Pump and fan cooling. St rornberg downdraught carburetter

3 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed gearbox, synchromesh 3rd and top. Bathos: 15.90, 10.62. 0.30 and 4.30 to]. Open needle propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Springs, 4-elliptic

rear, independent front. Worm and nut steering.

Lockheed hydraulic brakes, Double action hydraulic shock absorbers. Turning circle 41′. Battery 12 V. 13 gallon petrol tank. Consumption 20 m.p.g. Steel wheels with special discs. Tyres 6.25 x 10″. Wheelbase 9′ 10″. Track, front 4′ 7r, rear 4′ 8″.

Ground clearance Er. Weight saloon 311 cwt., sports saloon 321 cwt., coupe 30f cwt., tourer 271 cwt. Prices : saloon £415, sports saloon £485, drophead coupe £525, sports tourer £445. The Sunbeam-Talbot range includes a further improved version of the famous Talbot Ten, which is notable for its wellbalanced lines and the employment of wide-gap ignition to achieve a remark able fuel economy. The saloon costs i:,265. The big car of tbe range is the sixcylinder side-valve 3-litre job, based on that magnificent British all-purpose car, the Humber ” Snipe,” and developing 82 b.h.p. at 3,800 r.p.m. Independent front suspension, Lockheed braking, entirely automatic ignition and carburation controls, lead bronze main bearings and a new X-braced frame

figure in the specification. Here is truly excellent value at I:445, the price of the sports tourer.

TRIUMPH

British. Triumph Motor Co. Ltd., Coventry. Dolomite Li-litre. 4 pyl., 75x 100, 1,767 c.c.,

13.95 h.p. finshrod operated o.h.v. Comp. ratio 6.6 to 1. 3 bearing crankshaft. 60 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Fan and pump cooling. 2 S.U. carburetters.

4 point rubber engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. 4 speed, central remote control synchromesh gearbox. RattOs : 1st 15.77, 2nd 10.27, 3rd .6.54, top 4.75 to 1. Maximum speeds : 1st 23, 2nd 36, 3rd 58, top 75 m.p.h. Open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. f -elliptic springs. Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers. Worm and nut steering. Hydraulic brakes. Battery 12 V. 53 a.h. 12 gallon rear tank. Knock-on wheels. Tyres 5.0 x 17. Wheelbase 9′. Track, 4′ 21″ front, 4′ 4f” rear. Ground clearance or. Weight 24} cwt. Price 208 gns. Dolomite 14/60. Engine and chassis specification as Dolomite lf -litre. Maximum speeds on each gear : 1st 20, 2nd 40, 3rd 60, top 60 m.p.h. Consumption 25 m.p.g. Tyres 5.5 17. Wheelbase 9′ 2″. Ground

clearance (Ii”. Weight 26 cwt. Prices, standard saloon £348. Royal saloon £375. “Dolomite ” 6 cyl., 65 x 100, 1,991 c.c.,

15,72 h.p. Pushrod operated overhead valves. Comp. ratio 6.9 to 1. 4 bearing crankshaft. 70 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. Pump and fan cooling. 4 point engine mounting. S.d.p. clutch. Twin carburetters. 4 speed synchromesh gearbox. Ratios : 15.77, 2nd 10.27, 3rd 0.54, top 4.75 to 1. Maximum speed

on each gear : 1st 26, 2nd 40, 3rd 62. top 83 m.p.h. Open propeller shaft. Spiral bevel drive. Worm and nut steering. Turning circle 40′. Lockheed brakes. 112 gallon rear tank, electric pump. Bat tery 12 v. 53 a.h. Knock-on wheels. Tyres 6.60 17. Wheelbase 9′ 8″. Track 4′ 4f”. Ground clearance (1.1″. Price £425. The Triumph models combive very happily the good features of the modern high performance car, such as remote gear control, accurate steering, twin carburetter engines, and stability, with comfortable coachwork of extremely pleasing appearance. The 1-i-litre ” Dolomite ” is a very excellent valuefor-money vehicle, and the bigger

” Dolomite ” is representative of the big four-cylinder trend, and is no mean performer. The flowing lines of the Triumph radiator shell must be much envied by many rival designers, and the Roadster body on the 2-litre chassis already has a wide following,