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  Adams Probe 16
1969
Adams Probe 16
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Adams Probe 16 review, specs, stats, comparison, rivals, data, details, photos and information on SupercarWorld.com

Specs
Metric   Imperial
 
General
Class Sports Car
Body 0 Door 2 Seat
Coupe
Layout Mid Engine
Front Drive
Transmission Manual
Number Built
Engine
Type Conventional
Details 4 cyl
Capacity
110 in3 
Max Power
 
Max Torque
 
Power to Weight
 
Torque to Weight
 
Specific Output  
Compression  
Bore x Stroke
 
Fuel Cons
 
Emissions  
Performance
Top Speed
 
0 - 30 mph
 
0 - 60 mph
 
0 - 100 mph
 
0 - 124 mph
 
0 - 186 mph
 
30 - 70 mph
 
Standing qtr Mile
 
60 - 0 mph
 
0 - 100 - 0 mph
 
Ring Lap Time  
Lateral Accn  
Drag Cd  
Dimensions
Length
 
Width
 
Height
34.0 in 
Weight
2000 lbs 
Wheels (F/R) ? X 10
? X 13 
Tyres (F/R)
 
Fuel Capacity
 
Pricing
New Price £n/a
Used Price £n/a - £n/a

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Created back in the late 1960s by brothers Dennis and Peter Adams, the Probe 16 found fame from its appearance in the notorious 'A Clockwork Orange' movie, and was even exhibited at the 1969 London Motor Show.

The gorgeous styling made the Probe look like a 200mph supercar, but was in fact powered by a modest 1800cc Austin engine, mounted amid ships.

The Probe bizzarely featured a wooden monocoque, mated to a GRP fibreglass body shell, the whole car weighing in at around 2000 lbs. At just 34 inches high, conventional doors didn't cut it, so access was via the electrically operated sliding roof.

Just 3 Probe 16s were built, one of which (fully restored in resplendent orange) was displayed at the 2011 Goodwood Festival of Speed. The 1972 follow up 'Probe 2001' was a more practical version, with around 6 models being produced. The moulds were subsequently used to produce the Centaur kit car.


Ratings
 
Performance4/10
Handling6/10
Looks10/10
Features6/10
Quality5/10
Costs8/10
Desire7/10
Eco5/10
Practicality2/10
Sound5/10
Overall Rating
58%
Ranks 924 of 1123
Money No Object
56%
Ranks 931 of 1123
Bargain Rating
58%
Ranks 373 of 1123

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