DATA

Car : 1947 Volkswagen saloon. Flat-four, air-cooled 75 by 64 mm., 1,131-c.c. o.h.v. engine. Wheelbase 7 ft. 10i in. Weight (without occupants but one gallon of fuel), 14 cwt.

Loaned by : The Colbourne Garage, Ltd., Ripley, SurreN (Ripley 2361).

Mileage : 40,625.

Maxima in gears : 1st, 12 m.p.h.; 2nd, 25 m.p.h.; 3rd, 40 m.p.h.; top, 65 m.p.h.

Fuel consumption : Approx. 36-38 m.p.g. (range approx. 325 miles; 4 gallons in reserve).

Tyre size.: 5.25-16 (three John Bull E.L.P., one Avon: John Bull E.L.P. spare).

Plugs : Bosch. Oil : Mobiloil "Arctic."

References : Owner's experiences : MOTOR SPORT, 1948.