1959 Berkeley Sports

Started on Nov. 13, 2006, 4:04 p.m.

Can we turn a tiny 46 year old FWD British sports car chassis into a fire breathing rocket? Stay tuned for further installments, and find out.

1959 Berkeley Sports Specs

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Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:England
Displacement:328cc
Stock horsepower:41 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:43 lb.-ft @ 4300 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-2
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Independent, Coil Springs (front)
Independent, Coil Springs (rear)
Brakes:drum/drum
Body width:50.0 in.
Curb weight:800 lbs.
Wheelbase:70.0 in.

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1959 Berkeley Sports Specs

Body type:Convertible
Country of origin:England
Displacement:328cc
Stock horsepower:41 bhp @ 5500 rpm
Torque:43 lb.-ft @ 4300 rpm
Engine configuration:Inline-2
Transmission:4-speed manual
Drivetrain configuration:Front-wheel drive
Suspension:Independent, Coil Springs (front)
Independent, Coil Springs (rear)
Brakes:drum/drum
Body width:50.0 in.
Curb weight:800 lbs.
Wheelbase:70.0 in.
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