Clan Crusader

Produced: 1971-1974, 315 produced.
Types: 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.

Source: Motorbase
875ccS4 OHCHillman Imp engine68mm x 60.375mm
Drivetrain and Suspension
DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension
Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
102 mph12.5 s51 bhp 6100
Auction Sales History
Description Auctioneer Date Hammer Price Hammer Price
(inc premium)
030 Clan Crusader Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers 25 Sep 2013 £3000.00 -
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Article Uphill racer
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Publication Classics Monthly March 2008
Uphill racer- Ken Thomson felt Clan-destined to revive his trust pocket-rocket Jersey racer.
Article Clan destiny
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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.
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