Ford Corsair 1600

A 1965 Ford Corsair at Bromley

A 1965 Ford Corsair at Bromley

Ford Corsair 1600 - key facts

  • First introduced in 1965, the Ford Corsair 1600 ended production in 1970.
  • The 4 cylinder engine acheived a maximum power of 77 bhp.
  • 60mph was reached in 15.6 seconds.
  • Maximum speed of the Ford Corsair 1600 was 88 mph.
Ford Corsair 1600 Specifications
From 1965
Until 1970
Length14ft 8in4.5m
Width5ft 31/2in1.61m
Kerb Weight2163lb/0.966ton981kg
Engine displacement1663cc101cu in
Cylinder LayoutVee
Valve operationOverhead valve
Power Output77bhp @ 4750rpm76PS @ 4750rpm
Specific Output46bhp/litre0.76bhp/cu in
Torque Output100lbft @ 3000rpm136Nm @ 3000rpm
Specific Torque82Nm/litre
Fuel TypePetrol
Fuel systemSingle Carburettor
Carburettor makeZenith
Power to weight80bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-50mph10.6 seconds
Acceleration 0-60mph15.6 seconds
Standing Qtr mile20.2 seconds
Top speed88mph142km/h
Fuel consumption27.9mpg12km/l
Engine locationFront
Engine alignmentLongitudinal
Driven wheelsRear
Front SuspensionIndependent Coil Spring
Rear SuspensionBeam axle half eliptic leaf
BrakesDisc front, Drum rear
Gearbox type4 speed Manual or Automatic
Number of gears4
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