According to Trevor Boicey:
> Michael Hargreave Mawson wrote:
> > The Spitfire 1500 was advertised as the first sports car to achieve 50
> > mpg and 100 mph (although not simultaneously!).
> Wow that must have been a pretty feather-footed
> driver who got 50mpg. (or a 50 mile downhill and
> a generous gallon!)
Maybe that was Imperial Gallons. :-)
> Most listers seem to get around 25mpg, however I suspect
> most listers are measuring with the slightly smaller
> US version of the gallon.
25!! Now that's disappointing. I have 90K on a motor that has seen
no work at all and carburator that is badly in need of a rebuild and
I get a solid 30MPG. I would imagine a new engine with a properly
functioning carb would easily get 40MPG. And, now that I think of
it, if the car had OD it might easily approach 50MPG on the hiway.
> Perhaps was it 40mpg? Even that sounds like a stretch
> for a real world car, but maybe one of those specially
> prepared cars with 100psi tires and a 10 speed
> gearbox. ;>
If I had OD, I would expect my mileage would easily approach 40MPG.
And being a true daily driver, I think that's as real world as it gets.
PS. Watch for an anouncement of the pictures from this years All British
Car Day in Kingston, ON. I'm working on them.
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