Australian Car Spotters Guide - 2003

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1960 Alfa Romeo 1900


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The Ascort was an Australian automobile manufactured by Continental Coachwork of Sydney from 1958 to 1960. Basically a modified VW Beetle, the four-seater touring coupe featured a roomy, double-skinned body made out of fiberglass; it was remarkably well conceived and appointed. The 1·2-liter Beetle engine was modified using an Okrasa kit to produce 54bhp. The vehicle's total weight was 33% less than that of a standard sedan, which made for brisk acceleration. More than a dozen cars were built before the project collapsed.
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