Classic Car Catalogue

Fitch 1961



1961 Fitch SPRINT prototype 98 bhp w/ 4 speed trans. Paxton supercharger: Bolt on supercharger kit providing 130 bhp at higher Rpm’s. Due to high cost, Fitch decide to add one carb pad per head instead to produce a four carburetor set up which produces similar performance at a lower cost. Full width stone guard: Chrome plated wire mesh screen hinged at bumper, 2 piece split vertical at center of car Black vinyl top: Attractive black textured material giving padded appearance. Chrome bow at top of back window: Provides a modified notch effect Masked rear window: For appearance and to Reduce headlight glare (used same material that was used on top of car and covered part of the back glass) reduces rear window to 18 wide x 12 high. Racing stripes: Runs down front fender seams, half on trunk lid and half on fender top for the driver to use as visual reference of lateral movement between car and road, and rear stripes placed inboard of rear fender seams and on engine lid Radson tachometer: Tach mounts underneath cowl, partially blocking the lower speeds on regular instrument cluster, or on top of dash by ashtray. Wood rimmed steering wheel: Provides a better grip due to thicker ring, with a better dish than stock, (made by the Wilhelm B. Hahn Company), with SPRINT horn button emblem mounted in stock 62 Monza horn ring cap Helphos windshield-mounted spotlight Compass S P R I N T letters: Located on dashboard and front trunk lid in chrome Custom rear coil springs providing 2 deg. neg. camber: Provided at rear wheels by Fitch custom rear coil springs with a higher spring rate and shorter height. Tuned length dual muffler: Trombone shape glass pack style mufflers provide enough length for mellow exhaust sound with a free flowing exhaust. Also known as Exhaust extractors.