Friday, May 6, 2011

Clan Clover

Clan a Northern Irish company set up in the mid 1970’s had already had a fibreglass bodied kit car in production since 1974 but in 1984/5 it step it up a gear with the Clover improving the Clan car. A Alfa Romeo 1.5ltr flat 4 engine gives this car the Clover in its name and gave the mid engineed car 105bhp and a top speed of 125mph. In total 26 cars were produced, 6 kits and 20 completed production cars before the company folded in 1987. This may also have had something to do with Alfa Romeo not being happy with Clan using its badge!!!! Its full of 80’s excess, pop up lights, spolier and huge rear arches.





 
For more information-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clan_(car)

2 comments:

  1. lots of incorrect information here, clan cars were originally setup in washington on tyne side in 1971 by former lotus employees and produced clan crusaders in factory built form and also kits until 1974 when the company ceased trading due to difficulty in obtaining the hillman imp components that the crusader was based on due to strikes within the suppliers factory, clan northern ireland was later formed and picked up the bones and continued production using the same basic designs of the original car, then later the clover idea was hatched which only produced a few cars until eventual company closure.

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  2. lots of incorrect information here, clan cars were originally setup in washington on tyne side in 1971 by former lotus employees and produced clan crusaders in factory built form and also kits until 1974 when the company ceased trading due to difficulty in obtaining the hillman imp components that the crusader was based on due to strikes within the suppliers factory, clan northern ireland was later formed and picked up the bones and continued production using the same basic designs of the original car, then later the clover idea was hatched which only produced a few cars until eventual company closure.

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