1971-1974, 315 produced.
Sports,2 doors,2 seats(Coupe)
These cars were made in Newtownards Co Down with very little changes. The front lights became pop up, the rear lights changed to Vauxhall Chevette lights and the dash from the Ford Fiesta XR2.
Source: Contributor to Motorbase
In 1971 an ex-Lotus engineer, Paul Haussauer, developed his own glass-fibre sports-coupe, the Clan Crusader. The Clan featured modern "wedge" styling and combined with a light overall weight offered a good all-round sporting package. Sadly the Clan marque fell victim to the mid-1970's fuel crisis and introduction of VAT which killed the pricing structure for its cars. The last Clan emerged from the woks in 1974.
|875cc||S4 OHC||Hillman Imp engine||68mm x 60.375mm|
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|102 mph||12.5 s||51 bhp 6100|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|030||Clan Crusader||Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers||25 Sep 2013||£3000.00||-|
|Publication||Classics Monthly March 2008|
|Uphill racer- Ken Thomson felt Clan-destined to revive his trust pocket-rocket Jersey racer.|
|Publication||Classic & Sports Car February 2002|
|Clan destiny - Its glassfibre monocoque handled superbly, it bettered 40mgp, yet Clan's Crusader lasted just two years. Jon Pressnell discovers what went wrong.|