Chaparral 2A group P (1963)

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Chassis numbers


4 units built, 2 of them converted to Chaparral 2D, 1 to Chaparral 2E and 1 to Chaparral 2F
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Chevrolet Small Block gen. I 327, V8 (90o) cyl, 4 stroke, petrol engine
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5354cc, 101.6 x 82.55 mm
415 bhp / 6800 rpm
380 lbs ft / 5200 rpm
aluminum block 229.2mm height, 111.8mm bore spacing, aluminum alloy head
tufftride-hardened forged 1053-steel crankshaft with 5 main bearings 58.4mm diameter
connecting rod length between centers 144.8mm, 50.8mm big end bearing diameter
side camshaft with overhead valves (OHV), 2 valves / cylinder - 16 valves total
aspiration: natural with 4 Weber 48 DCOE Carburetors
firing order: 1-8-4-3-6-5-7-2
water cooled
dry sump
GM 2 speed Automatic gearbox
fibreglass reinforced body on fibreglass monocoque with steel reinforcements chassis
Front suspension double wishbones, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
Rear suspension reversed lower wishbones, single top links, twin trailing arms, coil springs over dampers, anti-roll bar
steering: rack-and-pinion
disk brakes all around
Length 4013 mm (158 in)
Width 1727 mm (68 in)
Height 857 mm (33.7 in)
Wheelbase 2311 mm (91 in)
Track (fr/r) 1422 mm (56 in) / 1346 mm (53 in)

Results in WSCC

Season races for Prototypes 2.0+
Car entry, chassis number Car number/ result
Sebring Targa Florio Nurb Rossfeld Le Man d' Auvergne Freiburg Ollon
Team 12h 1000km Hill climb 24h Hill climb Hill climb
Chaparral Cars, 2A-001 #4, in entry list
Chaparral Cars, 2A-002 #5, in entry list
Works Starts/finishes 0/0
Drivers Team entries and car number
Chaparral Cars
Jim Hall 4
Hap Sharp 4
Bob Donner 5
Ronnie Hissom 5

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At Sebring '65
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At Sebring '65
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At Bridgehampton '65, with 2A introduced with aerodynamic wings front and rear
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