1960 | Berkeley B 65
Berkeley Sports 1960 SE 328. Convertible. M0338
Vehicle detailsVehicle data
Make Berkeley Model B 65 Model name B 65 Year of manufacture 1960 Previous owners more than 6 First registration 01/1960 Body style Convertible Body detail Roadster Power (kw/hp) 13/18 Cubic capacity (ccm) 328 Cylinders 2 Doors 2 Steering Left (LHD) Transmission Manual Drive Rear Fuel Petrol Exterior colour Green Manufacturer colour name - Interior colour Brown Interior material Leather oldtimerLicensePlate
Model year: 2022
Number of keys: 2
Reference number: M0338
This is a very strange little sports car. This Berkley is a pre serie with the headlights on the fenders. the paint is old and not in perfect condition, engine runs smooth. interior is in good shape.
The SE328 model with a 328 cc Excelsior engine offering 18 bhp (13 kW; 18 PS). The production run ran from Jan 1957 to April 1958 with chassis numbers from 164 to 1422, many being exported to the United States where it sold for approximately $1600 (equivalent to $14,743 today). The manufacture touted the number 70, meaning it could reach 70 mph (113 km/h) and had an average fuel economy of 70 mpg. The export model was differentiated by having separate headlamps whereas on the home market they were faired into the wings, although the export type lamps could be specified.
Early cars from Jan 1957 to about chassis number 476 in June 1957 still used a column gear change. During their production run a Deluxe model was offered which was bodily the same but featured polished wheel trims and spinners, tachometer and twin carburettors. The chassis plate was similar to the Anzani type on the early cars but was later changed to a printed type fitted to the bulkhead above the brake master cylinder. The printed type chassis plate had type ‘SE328’ printed on it. Most of these cars had the three-speed gearbox similar to the Anzani except for the mounting flanges. All of the cars had the sloping leading edges to the doors.
Motor magazine tested a 328 cc Berkeley in 1957 and found it to have a top speed of 62.1 mph (99.9 km/h) and acceleration from 0-50 mph (80 km/h) in 30.6 seconds. Fuel consumption of 58.3 miles per imperial gallon (4.85 L/100 km; 48.5 mpg‑US) was recorded. The test car cost £574 on the home market including taxes of £152 (equivalent to £14,148 today).
The SE328 enjoyed considerable success and press exposure through their involvement with lightweight motor racing, and their famous drivers included Pat Moss who drove one in the 1958 Liège-Brescia-Liège rally for cars up to 500 cc. The Berkeley team – a works-supported entry of six cars including BBC commentator Robin Richards – led as far as Slovenia, but slow climbing in summer heat found their weakness and Pat ended up being towed back to Italy by another Berkeley. None of the Berkeleys finished the event.
Condition & Registration
Historic license plate Registered Ready to drive Vehicle-ID: 277669 Dealer Vehicle-ID: 484551770
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