1959-1967, 277 produced.
Coupe,2 doors, 2+2 seats
The GT, a 2+2 two door coupé was the company's first car and was made between 1959 and 1967. The GT Mk 1 was initially available with either 948 cc Austin-Healey Sprite with an optional Shorrocks supercharger or Coventry Climax 1098 cc engines. The chassis was fabricated from square steel tubing and the front suspension was initially from the Austin A35. The body was a one piece moulding.
Later versions came with a B-series 1500 or 1600 cc MGA or 1800 cc MGB engine and coil sprung BMC rear axle. With the coming of the larger engine, the car was renamed the 1800GT.
|Manual with Overdrive||4||1798cc engine|
Drivetrain and Suspension
|Drivetrain||Steering||Front Suspension||Rear Suspension|
|F/R||Rack-and-pinion||Independent/Coil Springs||Beam axle/Coil Springs|
|Top Speed||0-60||SQM||MPG||Engine Pwr||Comment|
|111 mph||12 s||18.6 s||33 mpg||96 bhp 5500||1798cc engine|
|94 mph||13.8 s||19 s||80 bhp 5600||1588cc engine|
|100 mph||86 bhp 5500||1622cc engine|
|96 mph||17.4 s||20.9 s||68 bhp 5700||948cc engine|
|Wheelbase||Front Track||Rear Track||Length||Width||Weight (CWT)||Turning Circle|
|7' 9"||0' 0"||0' 0"||12' 8"||5' 0"||0 (0)||0' 0"|