1979 Excalibur Phaeton Series III
THIS CAR IS PHYSICALLY LOCATED IN HALIFAX, NS CANADA
This is a 1979 original factory production Excalibur Phaeton. Excellent operating condition and only 18,774 original miles. Stored for the winter. New brakes, refurbished carburetor, gas tank removed, cleaned and lines replaced, engine tuned up. All covers, side windows and covers in excellent condition.
Car was purchased from US museum 4 years ago. Original parts still available from US supplier.
Excalibur Series III Phaeton Hydra-Matic, model year 1979, version for North America U.S.
• 2-door convertible body type
• RWD (rear-wheel drive), automatic 3-speed gearbox
• (gasoline) engine with displacement: 7443 cm3 / 454.2 cui, advertised power: 160.5 kW / 215 hp / 218 PS ( SAE net ), Torque net: 475 Nm / 350 lb-ft
• characteristic dimensions: outside length: 4445 mm / 175 in, wheelbase: 2845 mm / 112 in
• reference weights: base curb weight: 2000 kg / 4409 lbs
• top speed: 178 km/h (111 mph) (theoretical);
• accelerations: 0- 60 mph 9.9 s; 0- 100 km/h 10.5 s
17.3 fuel consumption and mileage: 10/15 mpg (U.S.), 23.5/15.7 l/100km,
It was the Excalibur Series III, introduced in 1975, that really caused the production figures to shoot up and the selling price also. This was fundamentally a Series II car that had been modified to conform with new homologation requirements and thus it retained the traditional style but featured more enveloping fenders/wings. The chassis was a new one, although still a ladder-type affair, reinforced by a central 'X'-shaped member and featuring a removable bolt-on front section. Wheelbase had once more been stretched to 112 inches and the whole new chassis assembly housed an equally new engine...a Chevy Mk IV 454 cu. inch (7500 cc) big-block V8 which, despite its generous cylinder capacity, produced only a humble 215 hp SAE due to the stifling anti-pollution equipment fitted.
The "Phaeton" version continued to sell in greater numbers than the "Roadster", as had indeed been the case since 1969, and even though production did remain restricted (even by a specialist manufacturer's standards) Excalibur broke a new sales record in 1977 with 237 units, followed by an encouraging increase of from 263 cars in 1978 to 367 in 1979. This impressive figure related to a production rate of more than one automobile per working day and Steve Stevens remembers this stage of production in these terms: "We were building one car every six hours on average, and at such a rate we couldn't maintain the standards of build quality that we wanted to. We had to abandon this infernal production rate and come back to a more reasonable figure of 4.5 cars per week." 
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*** THIS CAR IS PHYSICALLY LOCATED IN HALIFAX,NS CANADA ***
- Engine Type
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Fuel Specification
- 91 Octane or below
- Body Color
- Body Style
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- Interior Color
- Secondary Interior Color
- Seating Type
- Seat Material
- Shifter Type
- Center Console
- Engine Size
- 454 V8
- Transmission Type
- 3 Speed Automatic
- Body Style