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Martin Burge - Member No 162

Car Type: Chesil Speedster TYB 400G

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Based in: Farrington Gurney, Somerset

Joined Club: 1996

My car was built from a kit supplied by Chesil Motor Company based on a 1968 Beetle donor and completed in 1994.

I purchased the car from the first owner in July 1996 and joined the club shortly after.

Car Specification Details:

Replica 1957 PORSCHE 356A SPEEDSTER by Chesil

Based on a shortened ’68 Beetle chassis

The engine is a VW 1776cc Type 1 which was rebuilt in 2016 by Jeff @ Jeff’s VW Shack in Bristol:

    • Twin IDF 40 Weber carburettors with sub stacks
    • Engle 110 cam
    • Big valve heads
    • Lightened and balanced flywheel
    • Pertronix Ignitor electronic ignition, Flamethrower distributor and coil
    • Electric fuel pump
    • Power – 98 bhp measured on a rolling road

    Other modifications:

    • Moto-Lita steering wheel
    • EMPI camber compensator
    • JBW Pro-Lite alloy wheels
    • Vintage Speed 356 replica stainless steel exhaust



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