intervals and service requirements in this section - also in build
advice under 'maintenance'
Chesil Info Centre - SPECIFICATIONS
BODY - Unstressed GRP moulding with integral box section steel
tube chassis. Special strengthening materials to increase body strength
and comprehensive anti-rust treatment on all metal parts. Fully painted
to the highest standards by skilled coach workers, using the latest
techniques. Choice of colour.
CHASSIS - VW Beetle, jig mounted and shortened
by 10 3/4". Fully reconditioned using new floorpan halves and framehead.
Sandblasted, primed, sealed, painted and rust-proofed using high quality
materials. Built up to full rolling specification using new parts.
Choice of independent rear suspension over the more authentic swing
ENGINES - A new Arnie Levics built twin port
VW Type 1 with all new ancillaries. Options of 1600cc 60bhp, 1800cc
90bhp and 2000cc 110bhp.
GEARBOX - VW Type 1 Transaxle, 4 speed. Reconditioned
using new mountings, gaiters, wheel bearings, oil seals and back plates.
Optional high ratio.
SUSPENSION, FRONT: Independent by torsion
beam and trailing arms.
SUSPENSION, REAR: Independent by torsion
bars with swing axle/trailing arm, or optional independent/trailing
arm with CV jointed driveshafts.
BRAKES, FRONT: Discs.
BRAKES, REAR: Drums.
WHEELS - 15"x5.5" with 195/60 15 tyres.
PERFORMANCE - Depending on final ratio, around
100mph for an 1800cc 90bhp, with 0-60 in around 9 seconds and approximately
35mpg under average use. 1600cc - 90mph, 38mpg; 2000cc - 105mph, 25mpg.
UPHOLSTERY - Hand made to the highest standards
by top class upholsterers. Choice of vinyl or leather upholstery;
choice of upholstery colour. Optional seat styles.
CARPET - Specially tailored for the Chesil
Speedster. All exposed edges bound. Choice of colour.
TRIM & BRIGHTWORK - Using reproduction replica
parts for bodywork, interior and dashboard gauges. Choice of gauge
HOOD - Hand made in "duck" material by skilled
craftsman. Black as standard with choice of rear window size. Other
colours available at extra cost.
OTHER PARTS - Spare wheel, jack and wheel
FINAL COMPLETION - The completed car is given
a full technical inspection and alignment check before being given
a full MOT test. Please note that road tax is not included, as this
is normally arranged by the new owner prior to collection. Please
contact us if you would like to discuss an alternative arrangement.