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1957-1959 BERKELEY Sport SE492


Overview

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.




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£650

£5500

£4500

£2400

£1250


Performance

21.8secs

80mph

30bhp

36lb/ft

33mpg


Engine

in-line three

normal

petrol

carburettor


Chassis

Independent, coil springs

Independent, coil springs

front-engine FWD

worm and nut

glassfibre monocoque

Four-speed manual


Dimensions

3124mm

1778mm

1270mm

1080mm

318kgs


 BERKELEY Sport SE492

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