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Arnolt's Own Sports Car

© Speed Age January 1953

Arnolt Coupe
THE Arnolt, a new combination sports and family car unveiled at the Elkhart Lake Road Races, combines Italian beauty with ' British dependability. Introduced into the U.S. by S. H. Arnolt of Warsaw, Ind., wealthy industrialist, sportsman and importer of foreign cars, the Arnolt features bodies designed and constructed by Bertone on the MG TD chassis. Two models-a convertible and a coupe-are offered for $3,585 each. So well designed are the bodies that the convertible weighs only 20 pounds more than the stock MG roadster; the coupe 40 pounds more. Reminiscent of Ferrari sedan styling, the Arnolt coupe has a liberal glass area although the radiator grille follows the square lines that are traditionally British. The manually operated convertible top is so well designed that it can be raised and lowered with one hand. With substantially the same power to weight ratio as the MG, the Arnolt has the performance potential of its parent and the availability-of-parts and service for the chassis must be considered one of its outstanding selling points.
Arnolt Convertable

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