1957-1959 BERKELEY Sport SE492 specificationshttp://www.classicandperformancecar.comClassic and Performance CarClassic and Performance Car
First real update to the series saw power boosted by the fitment of a three-cylinder Excelsior motorcycle engine. The car was now considerably quicker, topping out at 80mph, a feat proved in motor sport, when Giovanni Lurani found success running a team of three (with his own design of hardtop) in the Italian 750cc GT class of racing. The pinnacle of Berkeley’s success was when Lorenzo Bandini scored a win in the 1958 Monza-12 hour race. A Foursome four-seater was also introduced, proving the flexibility of Laurie Bond’s original design.