First stage in
the making of the plastic body is the glass-fibre matting prior to
placing it in the mould where it will be impregnated with polyester
resins. Several layers are built up in this way to form the body
The body building process involves the construction
of a light-alloy prototype shell from which five glass-fibre moulds
are made. The five moulds are bolted together to form the complete
Rear suspension of the single rear
wheel is by swinging-arm and Armstrong coil spring/damper unit.
Final drive is by roller chain and sprocket from a three-speed
reverse Albion gearbox. The Excelsior Talisman Twin engine with
blower cooling is clearly visible.
The completed chassis units are lined up for
inspection. The robust chassis consists of 14 gauge channel-section
steel longerons and tubular cross members.
A really spacious
interior and capacious door pockets are outstanding features of the
Coronet. The floor-mounted gear-lever can be seen just ahead of the
widebench type seat. A large dial speedometer is
conveniently positioned, and there is a pull-out handbrake.
The final stage of construction is when the
windscreen, sidescreens, hood, instruments, seats, carpet and
trimming are fitted. The hood gives good weather protection on those
rainy winter evenings allowing for easy removal when the sun is
Even the Coronet trimming is
carried out at James Whitson and Company. Here a skilled upholsterer
puts the finishing touches to the comfortable seat squab. Hoods,
sidescreens, tonneau covers, carpets and so onare all made on the premises