Matra 530 car range and history
|Production:||1967 to 1973|
|Top speed:||175 km / h|
|Body and chassis|
|Chassis/body:||fiber composite plastics|
|Engine and Powertrain|
|Engine Type:||Ford (P5S) four-cylinder|
|Engine Displacement:||1699 cm³|
|Engine power:||73 hp at 4800 rpm|
|Transmission:||Four-speed, fully synchronized|
|Weights and Dimensions|
The Matra 530 is a sports car of the car manufacturer Matra . From 1967 to 1973, 9609 vehicles were built.
In March 1967, the Matra 530 was presented to the public at the Geneva Motor Show . The engineer Guédon had designed the car with a central, ideal for road holding engine. The space of the rear seat limits the choice of the engine, which must be as short as possible. The decision was made to the 1.7-liter V4 engine (type P5S) of 17 M Ford Taunus water-cooled fitted with a Solex register carburetor type 32 TDID , of the four-speed manual transmission of the Ford 15 M was combined. The chassis made of welded sheet steel was completed with bolted body elements made of synthetic resin and fiberglass. In addition, had the M530 folding headlights with optical warning system and a removable Targa roof with roll bar.
From 1968, the Matra 530 was delivered, from April 1969, the Ford C3 engine with the transmission of the Taunus 15 M RS was installed. The Matra 530 was initially made in Creil ; came however from the 14. April 1969 from the work in Romorantin Lanthenay . From 1970, the Matra automobiles were sold through the Chrysler- Simca distribution network. The type designation changed in Matra M530 LX.
After declining sales Matra brought in October 1971, the simplified M 530 SX on the market to address a younger clientele. This was a frugal version with a fixed roof and attached headlights. In 18 months just over one thousand copies were produced.
In June 1973, the series was discontinued and replaced by the Matra-Simca Bagheera .
- Profile welded platform frame
- Body: fiber composite plastics on platform frame
- Front axle + rear axle
- Front: independent suspension, top triangular, bottom wishbone, disc brakes, coil springs with telescopic damper
- Rear: Independent suspension on trailing arms, disc brakes, coil springs with telescopic damper, cornering stabilizer