Automobile [Heron MJ1 Sport]

Maker and role
Heron Cars Limited, Designer
Summit Auto Manufacturers Ltd, Manufacturer
Production date
1985
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Object detail

Accession number
2013.372
Production period
Description
1985 Custom Heron MJ1. Bright red fibreglass monocoque body. Two doors, sun roof, striped and grey vinyl upholstery.

Technical specifications
Make: Heron
Model: MJ1 Sport
Manufacturer: Heron Developments Limited
Year: 1985
Country of Manufacture: New Zealand
Construction: Unitary Fibreglass/Kevlar with Heron stainless steel patented fixing system, no steel chassis
Engine: Fiat 2 litre, 4-cylinder petrol, twin overhead cams
Output: 112 horse power at 5600 RPM,
Gearbox: Skoda 4 speed manual converted by Heron to 5 speed.
Suspension: Independent front and rear with coil springs/dampers.
Brakes: 254 mm discs front, 240 mm drums rear, unassisted.
Steering: Rack and pinion.
Wheels/Tyres: 175/70 SR 13 front, 205/70 SR 14 rear.
Weight: 720 kgs
Length: 3.9 metres
Width: 1.65 meters
Marks
HERON Maker's Plate
Credit Line
Heron Cars Limited et al. 1985. Automobile [Heron MJ1 Sport], 2013.372. The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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