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Chesil Info Centre - SPECIFICATIONS

- 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 axle specification.

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.



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.

DIMENSIONS - Length: 3930mm, Width: 1676mm, Height:1260mm.

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 style.

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 brace.

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.




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