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FAIRTHORPE EM4/EM5/EM6

2-door 2-seater open sports.

Long-running kit-car by AVM Donald Bennett with tubular chassis, GRP body and Triumph Spitfire running gear. Sparkling performance from 75bhp engine in 1050lbs unladen weight car, but almost no refinement and, frankly, few virtues. A fifties design (Electron Minor) which had dragged on for years, it was finally killed off by VAT in 1973.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1296cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1957 to 1973  
Number produced:
approx 500 from first '57 Electron