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Mk1 Sedan - PI

Written by Adrian Diehm

This rare model was released in Australia in mid 1968, as the up-market version of the highly sucessful 2000 model. The PI models shared an identical Australian-made body with the 2000 model of the same year , but featured the 2500 engine like in the TR5 (but with softer camshaft), rostyle wheel trims, radial tyres, larger exhaust pipes, stiffer springs and shockies, 140mph speedo , deeply sculpured seats. Discreet "injection" badges were added to the chrome boonet mould and on the rear panel, whilst the C pillars got small round "PI" (petrol injection) badges.

Unfortunately, overdrive was not offered as an option here, and many of them used the BW35 auto transmission as they were sold as "up-market" or luxury cars. 

 

MK1 PI

Engine

Pushrod OHV 6 cylinder 

Capacity

2498 cc

Compression

 

Power

 132 BHP @ 5500 RPM  (98Kw)

Torque

 153 lb-ft @ 2000 RPM

Aspiration

Lucas mechanical fuel injection

Gearbox

4 speed manual
3 speed Borg Warner Automatic.

Diff Ratio

 3.45:1 (manual)

Suspension

Front: Mcpherson Strut / Lower control Arm  / Rack and Pinion steering 

Rear : Semi trailing arm / Coil Spring (IRS) 

Brakes

 Front  9 3/4 inch Disc

Rear  9 x 1 3/4 Drum

Performance

 0-60           9.9 seconds

Max Speed    110 MPH (177 KPH)