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1963 Lightburn Zeta motor car

Object type
Motor cars

Object number
1985.0014.0001

Description
Small grey painted fibreglass-bodied two-door 'Station Sedan' motor car. It has a Villiers two cylinder, 324cc [19.75cu in], 16.5bhp air-cooled engine, which drives the front wheels, and it is coupled to a Burman four-speed gearbox with stearing column gear shift. The Girling brakes are hydraulically operated. The radiator grille, hub caps, bumpers front and back, are all chrome-plated. The upholstery is covered in vinyl, and it has a bench seat in the back. The rearview mirror is mounted on the centre of the dashboard. 'AUSTRALIAN / MADE', 'Zeta / BY LIGHTBURN', 'FOR / ECONOMY' adhesive product stickers are applied to the rear window.

Collection name
Lightburn collection

Manufacturer
Lightburn & Co Ltd

Place made
Camden, South Australia, Australia

Date of production
1963

User
Lightburn & Co Ltd
1963-1983

User
Birdwood Mill National Motor Museum
On loan from the NMA from 1985-1991

Place used
South Australia, Australia

Period of use
1963 - 1983
Manufactured and retained by the Lightburn factory

Period of use
1985 - 1991
At the Birdwood Mill National Motor Museum

Materials
Fibreglass, Steel, Chrome-plated metal - non specific, Vinyl, Rubber, Petrol, Mineral oil

Dimensions
Length: 3100mm
Width: 1350mm
Height: 1460mm
Weight: 440kg



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