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1956-1958 BERKELEY SA322/SE328 specifications

1956-1958 BERKELEY SA322/SE328 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Sporting cars don’t come much more minimalist than this – an Anzani two-cylinder engine powered this glassfibre-bodied two-seater to a top speed of 65mph. Not fast, but certainly fun, and surprisingly popular during the boomtime 1950s. When seen away from other cars, the 322 and 328 look well-proportioned and ahead of their time, but the tiny size makes them a singular choice for the adventurous fans in real life. Cheap to fuel, cheap to buy, and easy to work on, these Berkeleys make great sense, and have a real following today.

Production

  • Production:
    146/1272
  • Price at launch:
    £575
  • Price (excellent)
    £5,000
  • Price (good):
    £4,000
  • Price (average):
    £2,200
  • Price (project):
    £1,100

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    38.3secs
  • Top speed:
    65.0mph
  • Power:
    15.0bhp
  • Torque:
    17.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    45.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    N/A
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Suspension Rear:
    Independent, coil springs
  • Steering:
    worm and nut
  • Bodyframe:
    glassfibre monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Three-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3124mm
  • Wheelbase:
    1778mm
  • Width:
    1270mm
  • Height:
    1050mm
  • Weight:
    280kgs

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