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Type 55 Super Sport (Type 57S Atlantic in background)
Photo: David Sisson, Source (W1)


Type 55 is really a roadster version of Type 51.
Its chassis was based on the Type 45/Type 54 chassis,


The engine of Type 55. It was always blown.
Photo: Jacob Munkhammar, Reference

Years made: 1932-35
Engine type: 8 cyl. in-line, 2 valves/cyl., 2 over-head cams
Engine size: 2262cc (60x100)
Supercharger: yes
Clutch: dry
Forward gears: 4
Drive: shaft
Front suspension: solid axle, 1/2-elliptical springs
Rear suspension: solid axle, reverse 1/4-elliptical springs
Brakes: cable operated drums
Wheelbase [m]: 2.75
Track [m]: 1.25
Tyre size: 28x4.75


There were different versions of Type 55.


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