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Zeta - all models

Series: Saloon

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About Zeta

Lightburn is the name of an Australian manufacturer (generally, cement mixers, although they also made washing machines - which looked just like cement mixers) who briefly entered the passenger car market in the mid-1960s with the oddly shaped Lightburn Zeta sedan. The cars were built in a washing machine factory at Camden Park in Adelaide by the company which was owned by Harold Lightburn. The cars were launched to the market in 1963 at a starting price of £595. Production ceased in 1965 with the last vehicles sold in 1966 and total sales of less than 400 vehicles.

Models

  • Sedan 2dr Man 4sp 325 (1964/1965)
  • Sedan Deluxe 2dr Man 4sp 325 (1964)
  • Roadster Sports 2dr Man 4sp 500 (1964)
  • Utility version, featured in a contemporary sales brochure of which a number were produced for Sydney City Council's Hyde Park fleet.

Features

The vehicle was powered by the Villiers Ltd 324 cc two-stroke motor with drive to the front wheels. The motor's stated output was 12 kW, giving a performance reported as almost nil and drive was via a motorcycle gearbox and chain drive. The Viliers Sibastart engine was designed for an 'Invalid Carriage' (a motor-tricycle) and so had a 4 speed multiple wet-clutch sequential gearbox in unit with the engine. Reversing the car required stopping the engine, then restarting using the electramatic system which spun the engine in reverse.

The standard Zeta did not come with a rear hatch so access to the cargo area required removal of the front seats, the ease of which was advertised as a positive feature. The chassis was steel, with a fibreglass body enclosing a large but sparse interior. Car tyres were not available at that time of such a small size ; hence wheelbarrow tyres were used.

The dimunitive Sports model, which was similar to the also Australian Goggomobil, used a West German Sachs single cylinder 125cc engine.

Sales History

With the Zeta, however, failure was engineered into the product from day one.

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3-door
4-seat
S2   0.3L TS M-4
12.3 kW / 16.5 hp / 16.5 hp  25.0 N·m / 18.4 lb·ft / 18.4 lb·ft
   

Zeta Saloon (1964)

3-door 4-seater station wagon (estate, combi), petrol (gasoline) 2-cylinder 0-valve straight (inline) engine, two stroke, 323 cm3 / 19.7 cu in / 19.7 cu in, 12.3 kW / 16.5 hp / 16.5 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 25.0 N·m / 18.4 lb·ft / 18.4 lb·ft @ 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm / 4200 rpm, manual 4-speed transmission, front wheel drive, 90 km/h / 56 mph / 56 mph top speed

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