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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/4S, 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.

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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.

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May 1958

​The 2/3 seater Saloon Coupe fitted with a hard top was introduced. All hardtops were stone in colour with the wrap-around rear window and side windows made from Perspex®.

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