The Road Show #11

Jack Mortimer December 15, 2019


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AX: Auntie Kates first car 1993 Highlight special edition in white Multi coloured polka dots down the sides Matching interior Car affectionally named Dotty Had a 954cc engine, 4 speed gearbox Lasted until 2012 – 192,000 miles Originally launched in 1986 Replaced the Citroen Visa (1978) Very lightweight – 640kg/ 1400lbs Used a lot of plastic panels – unusual Had engines 1.0 to 1.6, 1.4 and 1.5 diesel Diesel 1.4 achieved 100mpg Supposedly most economical car GWR Dover to Barcelona on 45.5 litres GT and GTI variants. Echo could do 110 4X4 version made to compete with Panda 374 electric AXs built by Citroen 1993-6 Basis of Mega Ranch kit car Proton built it under license as the Tiara Finished production in 1998 – Saxo rep Jaguar E Type Built between 1961 and 1975 Available as a coupe or a roadster Designed to replace the XK150 (1957) Launched in March 61 for export July 1961 for domestic market Cost £2097 – time machine Originally had a 3.8l 6cyl – 150mph Eventually increased to 4.2l in 1964 Did 0-60 in 7.6 seconds 1968: E Type series 2 Removed the headlight covers – inset Larger front indicators New tail lights below bumper Seats had head restraints Available with power steering and air con! 1971: E Type Series 3 New 5.3 litre V12 engine! Engine developed for Le Mans 24 Could produce 272bhp – 0-60 in under 6.8 Production ended in 1975 Replaced with the XJS

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