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Country of origin:United States
Produced from:1958 - 1962
Numbers built:1958: 9168
1959: 9670
1960: 10261
1961: 10939
1962: 14531
Internal name:C1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:November 02, 2004
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Engine
Configuration 90º V8
Location Front, longitudinally mounted
Construction cast-iron block and head
Displacement 4,640 cc / 283.2 cu in
Bore / Stroke 98.0 mm (3.9 in) / 76.0 mm (3 in)
Valvetrain 2 valves / cylinder, OHV
Fuel feed 2 Carter Carburettors
Aspiration Naturally Aspirated
Power 245 bhp / 183 KW
BHP/Liter 53 bhp / liter

Drivetrain
Chassis fibreglass body on steel ladder frame
Front suspension wishbones, coil springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension live axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs, hydraulic telescopic shock absorbers
Brakes hydraulic drums, all-round
Gearbox 4 speed Manual
Drive Rear wheel drive

Dimensions
Weight 1,370 kilo / 3,020 lbs
Length / Width / Height 450 mm (17.7 in) / 1,890 mm (74.4 in) / 1,320 mm (52 in)
Wheelbase / Track (fr/r) 2,590 mm (102 in) / 1,448 mm (57 in) / 1,499 mm (59 in)

Performance figures
Power to weight 0.18 bhp / kg

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