Quotes from the OPERATING, MAINTENANCE AND SERVICE HANDBOOK 1964

Mark's Gordon KeebleWARMING UP THE ENGINE

“DON’T start up a cold engine and then leave it idling while you rush indoors to pay a belated farewell to your wife”.

In the interest of minimum engine wear, skip the farewell and drive away. When facing the music on your return in the evening, make a mental note henceforth to adopt a definite sequence of events prior to your morning departure. You will achieve substantially diminished wear from your engine and deserve greater affection from your wife”.


SPECIFICATION

ENGINE: Chevrolet Corvette, Bore 4" (101.6mm), stroke 3.25" (83.5mm), Capacity 5,355 c.c. (327 cu. ins.). Compression ratio 10.5 to 1. BHP 300 S>A>E. @ 5,000 r.p.m. 4-barrell carburetor with thermostatically controlled choke and 15 ins. air cleaner. 10.4" diaphragm-spring clutch, with ball-race thrust bearing. Wheelbase 8'6", Track 4'7", Length overall 15'6", Width 5'8", Height 4'5".

Gordon KeeblePERFORMANCE:
0 - 30 m.p.h. ... 3.00 seconds
0 - 60 m.p.h. ... 5.90 seconds
0 - 100 m.p.h ... 15.00 seconds
Standing quarter mile 14.00 seconds

MAXIMUM SPEED IN GEARS:
top 145 m.p.h. - third 102 m.p.h. - second 84 m.p.h. - first 65 m.p.h

Ground clearance: 6.5ins., Weight 28cwt. including 6 gals. fuel.

Gordon Keeble (London Motor Show Elms Court1964)Lucas alternator giving 34 amps @ 1,000 r.p.m. engine speed, 12 volt 57 amp-hour battery.

5KW heater with outlets of hot or cold air at base of windscreen, above feet of front seat passenger and driver and seperately adjustable aircraft type outlets of rear foot-wells.

4 speed manual gear box. Overall ratios, 3.07 to 1,4.64 to 5.80 to 1 and 7.80 to 1. Reverse 8.01 to 1. Synchromesh on all forward speeds.

Centre lock wheels with 3-ear knock-on hub caps.

Turning circle: 33ft. (10m) between kerbs.

Luggage compartment of 13.8 cu. ft. with counter- balanced lid. Spare wheel and tools under floor of luggage compartments.

Price: £2400 Basic. P.T. £501.11.3. Total: £2901.11.3