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About Rochdale

Rochdale cars were a series of mainly glass fibre bodied British sports car made by Rochdale Motor Panels and Engineering in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England between 1948 and 1973. The company is best remembered for the Olympic coupé made between 1959 and 1973.

History

The company was originally founded in 1948 by Frank Butterworth and Harry Smith in an old mill building in Hudson Street, Rochdale where as well as general motor repairs they made some alloy bodies, usually single seat, for racing Austin 7s and other cars at first for themselves but later sold as the Mk II.

In 1954 they turned to glass fibre and started to produce the MK IV, a two door, two seat, body shells for the buyer to fit to a chassis of their choice. This was purely a bare body shell and relied on the purchaser/builder to provide all interior fittings and brackets for the location of the mechanical parts. It was available in a range of wheelbases to cater for fitting to a wide variety of chassis. The shortest at 81 inches was mainly for the Austin 7 and the longest was 108 inches. The body cost £47 10shillings (£47.50) and was available until 1961. About 150 were made.

In 1955 a much more complete kit was introduced and called the ST and designed to fit the Ford 10 or Ford Popular. The doors and bonnet were ready fitted and all bulkheads included. The body was not however rigid enough for the Ford chassis and the car was dropped from the range in 1959 to be replaced by the GT after only a few were made.

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2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 1.5L OHV M-4
44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp        
   

Rochdale Olympic (1960)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1489 cm3 / 90.9 cu in / 90.9 cu in, 44.7 kW / 59.9 hp / 59.9 hp @ 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm / 4800 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive

2-door
2-seat
S4 8v 1.5L OHV M-4
58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp  132.0 N·m / 97.4 lb·ft / 97.4 lb·ft
   

Rochdale Olympic Phase II (1963)

2-door 2-seater fixed-head coupé, petrol (gasoline) 4-cylinder 8-valve straight (inline) engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 1498 cm3 / 91.4 cu in / 91.4 cu in, 58.2 kW / 78.0 hp / 78.0 hp @ 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm / 5200 rpm, 132.0 N·m / 97.4 lb·ft / 97.4 lb·ft @ 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm / 3600 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 183 km/h / 114 mph / 114 mph top speed

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