Classic Car Catalogue

Ascort 1959



Ascort is designed as a complete car rather than a rebodied VW, the two-door four-seater touring Coupé featured a roomy, double-skinned fiberglass body covering a sturdy steel frame, albeit on the VW floor pan. The 1200cc Beetle engine is modified using a stroker crank (1300cc) to produce 54bhp. The vehicle's total weight is 33% less than that of a standard sedan, which made for brisk acceleration. Top speed is 96mph, 26 more than the 1200 Beetle.