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Mark E - October 1957 to November 1958

October 1957

The body was completely new, restyled, with 2 doors and built onto a steel box section chassis. The engine was a Villiers 9E, 197cc with a 4 speed positive stop gearbox and a Siba Dynastart. This 2/3 seater convertible Tourer had a wrap around Triplex windscreen, (detachable) sliding side windows and full width front and rear chrome bumpers. The wider, oval, front grille was bolted either side to the front wings. A larger 3¼ gallon petrol tank was fitted, along with a 12 volt electrical system, two windscreen wipers, 7" head lamps, front side lights/indicators combined, rear amber flashing indicators and 4" rear/brake lights. A fibre glass instrument panel contained a large speedometer, ignition warning light, choke control, windscreen wiper switch and a three-way key operated switch for ignition, starting and, when fitted, reverse. The whole unit was mounted in front of the driver as part of a full width parcel shelf. New folding seats split roughly 1/3 & 2/3 allowed access to the rear luggage compartment. Whilst both seats were adjustable, the smaller passenger seat could be removed completely to provide greater baggage capacity or even a sleeping space! Hood, interior and seats were Fawn with black "Hardura" floor carpets.
Length 11' 0", width 5' 0", height 4' 0", wheelbase 5' 6" and weight 672 lb.

May 1958

The 2/3 seater Saloon Coupe fitted with a hard top was introduced. All hard tops were actually Stone in colour and the sales brochure on the left is a hand coloured photograph.

 

Chassis Number Range: I/12/20000 to J/11/21180
Total Mark E Production = 1,189